Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Southern Girl Gets Fit Fried Rice

Two posts in one day?! What whatttttt. I had to share this amazingness with you though. I didn't follow a recipe but I made note of what I did. You gotta make this, yall. Fabulous. Gone with the wind fabulous.

I love chinese food but don't love the calories, fried-ness and MSG. I made some changes and made my version of fried rice to get my fix. Even S loved it so I call it a win!

I made it "make-your-own" style, so I could measure and mix mine separately. Here's what I did.

Boil in the Bag Brown Rice (I used Uncle Ben's and cooked 3 bags to have leftovers)
Pre-cooked Shrimp (can use raw, just cook to your liking)
Veggie mix of choice
1 egg
Teriyaki Sauce
Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Boil rice and heat vegetables as needed. All I had was a bag of frozen corn, peas, carrots and green beans, so I used that. Fresh veggies would work perfectly, just saute in non-stick spray before mixing with rice. While that's all going, I heated my shrimp in a nonstick pan with a little garlic powder and Cajun seasoning. Again, season to your liking. Remove rice from pot when done and fluff with a fork. Set aside. Scramble an egg (seasoned mine with a little black pepper).

Mix 1 cup rice, 1/2 or more of veggies, and 3 oz. shrimp, egg together in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce and a dash of soy sauce. You won't need to add any salt because of the sauce, but mix well and taste.  I added garlic powder (but I love garlic like it's goin outta style, so you can omit if you want).

So easy, so good. Make it. Now!


  1. My momma makes it this way with chicken SO GOOD , totally going to make it myself!!!


  2. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing how you made it healthy! I'm adding this to my menu for next week. :)

  3. That looks so good, I'm definitely going to have to make this!

  4. yay! I love fried rice, cant wait to try!!!! :)

  5. Gone with the wind fabulous....LOVE IT!


  6. this looks AMAZING!!!
    can i PLEASE have your left overs!? LoL


  7. Yum! I love fried rice but I don't love the typical calories. I am going to have to make this soon bc now I'm craving some lol

  8. I saw your instagram and was wondering if you were going to,post this! It looks so yummy! Thanks!!

  9. This looks so good! Definitely gonna have to try it :)

  10. Gone with the wind fabulous! Twirl on that! RHOA