Edamame Fried Rice

Have you ever felt like you had a bowl of edamame and just couldn’t get enough?

edamame fried rice

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Fun Fact: Edamame is a green vegetable commonly known as the soybean. It’s rich in carbs, protein, vitamin K, and fiber, which makes it a great addition to the lunch box.

Traditional fried rice uses peas. Here, we’ve replaced them with shelled edamame. Because it’s a great source of protein, this also makes a wonderful vegetarian meal. Feel free to add chicken, beef, or shrimp, if you prefer.

You see, it really isn’t that hard to make a hearty meal that gives your kids the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong! I know many of you are always wondering if you are doing enough for your children’s diet; at least with MOMables, you can know you are for sure!

I made the recipe using Tamari—gluten-free soy sauce—but feel free to use regular soy sauce if you do not need it to be gluten-free.

Here at MOMables, we like to keep things simple. If you follow our easy steps about how to freeze rice, this meal can be prepared in a matter of minutes for dinner and leftovers served up for lunch the next day.

We like simple. Just like our menu plans!

Edamame Fried Rice
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder, or 3 or 4 minced fresh garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • ⅔ cup organic frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 3½ to 4 cups cooked rice, cold
  • ¼ cup Tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  3. Add the ginger and garlic, and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the scallions and carrots, and continue cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the edamame, rice, soy sauce, and sesame oil (if using), stirring constantly to evenly distribute the ingredients. (Use the back of a fork to break up the rice if it is sticking in chunks.)
  6. Once all the ingredients are heated, serve and enjoy!
Notes
Inspired by: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/edamame-fried-rice_n_1058186.html
 

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About Keeley McGuire

Keeley is our resident allergy friendly contributor. She is a full-time working mom to one little girl who loves her homemade lunches. In her personal blog, KeeleyMcGuireBlog, she shares her gluten free and peanut free recipes, her love for her crockpot, and the occasional craft.