Kale Fried Rice
This simple dish can be served with the Asian stew I made yesterday. I love making fried rice- like quesadillas, you can add anything to the mix and it comes out delicious. I love emptying out my fridge and coming up with a delicious fried rice. Sometimes when I am really lazy, I take out a box of frozen brown rice which I always have on hand, and use it for the fried rice.
I had kale in my fridge which needed to be cooked. I had eggs in the fridge and of course the brown rice. I find the brown variety an ideal choice for fried rice. My daughter doesn’t seem to be able to tell the difference especially since fried rice has a honey color from the soy sauce- so using brown rice is ideal. I kept it very simple- garlic, ginger, shallots, tamari and some oyster sauce.
It was done before I knew it.. It can also be served as a meal since it has a vegetable and protein from the egg and whole grain from the brown rice. It is a well balanced meal and a great thing to pack for a school lunch the next day!
- 2 cups washed and chopped kale
- 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 cups brown rice
- 2 medium shallots, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-inch ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
Heat a wok-like pan with the olive oil. Add the shallots, garlic and ginger. Saute on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the kale and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes on high heat. Add the egg and stir for 30 seconds. Add the rice and mix well. Add the tamari and oyster sauce. Mix well and heat well. Check for seasonings and serve.
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