Have you ever felt like you had a bowl of edamame and just couldn’t get enough?
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
- Yield: 4-6
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder, or 3 or 4 minced fresh garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 2/3 cup organic frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups cooked rice, cold
- 1/4 cup Tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
- Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
- Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan.
- Add the ginger and garlic, and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
- Add the scallions and carrots, and continue cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes.
- 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.)
- Once all the ingredients are heated, serve and enjoy!
Inspired by: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/edamame-fried-rice_n_1058186.html