Friday, March 28, 2014

Meatless Friday - Vegetable Fried Rice with Garlic Bread

I am launching a new series here on my blog, called "Meatless Friday". Believe it or not, my husband and I used to be vegetarians at some point of our lives... and then we became hunters and farmers ;-) Lately we noticed that we eat way too much meat and so we decided to skip it on the menu couple times a week. And that is what brought me to this idea. I have been having trouble coming up with fun and easy recipes without meat and so I think it would be fun to hear some ideas from you! I will learn how to operate "link up party" and try it next week.
For now, here is my first recipe.

After you try this, you will never want to order Chinese take out again ;-) I got the rice recipe from Rachel Ray but alternated it to my needs. I changed some ingredients and their amounts. We made this kind of garlic bread in my house since childhood and called it "topinka". 

Veggie Fried Rice Ingredients:

2 cups of water
1 cup of rice (I use Basmati rice from Trader Joe's)
Oil (I use coconut oil)
2 eggs
1 big garlic clove
1 tablespoons of fresh grated ginger root
1/2 cup of shredded carrots
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 of leek
1/2 cup of frozen peas
1/4 cup of dark soy sauce

Garlic Bread Ingredients:

French Baguette (But you can use any European style bread, NO american soft kind please)
1 garlic clove

First boil your rice according to the instructions and set it aside. Then worm up oil in a frying pan (choose larger size pan as you will have to fit all the ingredients in it at some point) and scramble the 2 eggs. Break the eggs into smaller pieces and then add garlic and ginger and mix it for about  a minute. Add the carrots, leek, and pepper. Stir the mixture for 2 minutes and add rice. Carefully combine all the ingredients and fry them for about 4 minutes while stirring the entire time. Last add the frozen peas (still frozen) and soy sauce and mix for about another minute.

Slice the French baguette and worm up the oil on a pan. Gently fry the slices on both sides and when they get golden brown, quickly remove them.

Take the garlic clove and rub it on top of the fried bread.

Your side dish is ready!


Unknown said...

Looks fantastic, will try!

Monika said...

You will love it!