Healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg

My healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg Recipe is one pan with fresh or frozen peas and carrots, scrambled eggs, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. This fluffy and delicious rice can be enjoyed with any of your favorite vegetables as a main dish or with your favorite meat dish.

Healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg on a plate.

My healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg Recipe includes step-by-step instructions for the easiest way to make the best fried rice in one frying pan. This easy fried rice is made with fresh or frozen vegetables, including peas, carrots and onions, eggs, garlic, and a simply delicious sauce with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and toasted sesame oil. It’s the perfect side dish your whole family will love made with your favorite rice.

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Why You’ll Love This Easy Fried Rice and Egg Recipe

  • You only need a few major ingredients.
  • It is super easy to make for an impressive result.
  • The flavor-rich ingredients make it taste amazing!
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
Healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg on a plate.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Light Olive Oil: You can substitute with extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil or vegetable oil.

Frozen Peas and Carrots: Fresh peas and carrots can be used instead of frozen. You can also customize the vegetable mix with other favorites like corn, red bell pepper, or broccoli.

White Onion: Yellow onions or green onions (scallions) can be used as alternatives.

Garlic: If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can use garlic powder or minced garlic from a jar.

Rice: Use cooked white or brown rice, and it’s ideal if it’s a day old. Quinoa or cauliflower rice can be substituted for a low-carb option. You can also use any long-grain rice, basmati rice, or jasmine rice.

Eggs: For a vegan version, omit the eggs.

Soy Sauce: Tamari sauce or gluten-free soy sauce can be used for a gluten-free option as well as coconut aminos.

Rice Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar can be used as substitutes for rice vinegar.

Toasted Sesame Oil: Regular sesame oil can be used, but toasted sesame oil adds a deeper flavor.

Salt and Pepper: Adjust according to your taste preferences. You can use low-sodium soy sauce if you’re watching your sodium intake.

Healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg on a plate.

How to Make My Healthy Fried Rice with Vegetables Recipe

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

Finely dice the white onion. Mince the garlic cloves. Beat the eggs in a bowl.

If the rice is not already cooked, cook it according to package instructions. For best results, use day-old rice.

In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, salt, and a dash of pepper. Stir well to combine.

Stirring eggs in a bowl.
Chopped onions on a cutting board.

Step 2: Cook the Vegetables

Heat 2 tablespoons of light olive oil in a large skillet, frying pan, or large wok over medium-high heat.

Stir in the frozen peas and carrots, cooking until they are heated through. Add the chopped white onion to the pan and sauté until translucent.

Add minced garlic and continue to sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Stirring peas, carrots and onions in frying pan.
Spreading rice in the frying pan.

Step 3: Add the Rice, Eggs, and Sauce

Push the vegetables to the outside of the pan and dump in the cold rice. Gently press down and spread the rice. Allow to cook for a minute until lightly toasted. Flip the rice over and toast for another minute.

Push the rice and vegetables to the side of the pan and add a little butter. Turn the heat to medium heat. Then, pour in the eggs and continually scramble the eggs with a spatula. Once they are cooked, pour in the sauce and gently stir all the ingredients until they are well combined. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Then serve and enjoy!

Scrambling eggs in a frying pan in the middle of the fried rice.
Healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg in a frying pan.
Healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg on a plate.

Gluten-Free Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe Notes

Cooked Rice: Use day-old rice for the best texture. Freshly cooked rice can be too moist and may result in a sticky fried rice.

Preparation: Ensure all ingredients are chopped and ready before you start cooking, as stir-frying is a quick process.

Soy Sauce Intensity: Adjust the amount of soy sauce based on your preference. You can start with the recommended amount and add more if needed.

Seasoning Adjustment: Taste the fried rice before serving and adjust the seasoning if necessary. You can add more salt, soy sauce, or pepper according to your taste.

Optional Garnishes: Garnish with chopped green onions, cilantro, or a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added flavor and freshness. If you prefer a bit of heat, you can add a dash of sriracha or red pepper flakes during the seasoning stage.

Refrigeration: Store any leftover healthy gluten-free brown fried rice with egg in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.

Avoid Overcrowding: If storing multiple portions, divide the fried rice into smaller containers to avoid moisture buildup, which can make the rice soggy.

Reheating: To reheat, use a microwave or stovetop. Add a splash of water when reheating to maintain moisture and prevent dryness.

Stovetop Reheating: Reheat in a pan over medium heat, stirring frequently until thoroughly warmed. This method helps maintain the texture of the rice.

Microwave Reheating: Microwave in short intervals, stirring in between, until the desired temperature is reached. Add a damp paper towel to the container to add moisture during reheating.

Avoid Freezing: While rice can be frozen, the texture may change after thawing, and it may become slightly mushy. If you choose to freeze, do so in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 1 month.

Can I use freshly cooked rice instead of day-old rice?
While using day-old rice is recommended for better texture, you can use freshly cooked rice. You can use any type of rice and cook it using your favorite method including a rice cooker. Spread the cooked rice on a baking sheet to cool and dry slightly before using it to achieve a firmer texture.

Is it necessary to use a wok for this recipe, or can I use a regular pan?
You can use a regular pan or skillet if you don’t have a wok. Just ensure that the pan is large enough to accommodate all the ingredients and is well-heated for effective stir-frying.

How can I make this Chinese fried rice recipe vegan?
For a vegan version, simply omit the cooked eggs or replace them with scrambled tofu. Ensure the tofu is seasoned for added flavor.

What are some additional vegetables or protein options I can add to homemade fried rice?
Feel free to add your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, broccoli, or snap peas. For added protein, consider diced chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

Is there a gluten-free option for regular soy sauce?
Yes, you can use gluten-free soy sauce or gluten-free tamari as a substitute to make this recipe gluten-free.

Can I freeze this fried rice for later use?
While rice can be frozen, the texture may change after thawing. If freezing, use airtight, freezer-safe containers for up to 1 month.

Can I adjust the level of spiciness in this recipe?

Absolutely! You can add a dash of sriracha, red pepper flakes, or your preferred hot sauce during the seasoning stage for some heat.

Can I make this rice ahead of time for meal prep?
Yes, this recipe is great for meal prep. Store the components separately and assemble when ready to eat for the best freshness.

Healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg on a plate.

Healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg Recipe

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
My healthy Gluten-Free Brown Fried Rice with Egg Recipe is one pan with fresh or frozen peas and carrots, scrambled eggs, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. This fluffy and delicious rice can be enjoyed with any of your favorite vegetables as a main dish or with your favorite meat dish.
5 from 2 votes
Servings 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 cups rice (cooked)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper

Instructions
 

  • Finely dice the white onion. Mince the garlic cloves. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
    If the rice is not already cooked, cook it according to package instructions. For best results, use day-old rice.
    In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, salt, and a dash of pepper. Stir well to combine.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of light olive oil in a large skillet, frying pan, or large wok over medium-high heat.
    Stir in the frozen peas and carrots, cooking until they are heated through. Add the chopped white onion to the pan and sauté until translucent.
    Add minced garlic and continue to sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Push the vegetables to the outside of the pan and dump in the cold rice. Gently press down and spread the rice. Allow to cook for a minute until lightly toasted. Flip the rice over and toast for another minute.
    Push the rice and vegetables to the side of the pan and add a little butter. Turn the heat to medium heat. Then, pour in the eggs and continually scramble the eggs with a spatula. Once they are cooked, pour in the sauce and gently stir all the ingredients until they are well combined. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Then serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Cooked Rice: Use day-old rice for the best texture. Freshly cooked rice can be too moist and may result in a sticky fried rice.
Preparation: Ensure all ingredients are chopped and ready before you start cooking, as stir-frying is a quick process.
Soy Sauce Intensity: Adjust the amount of soy sauce based on your preference. You can start with the recommended amount and add more if needed.
Seasoning Adjustment: Taste the fried rice before serving and adjust the seasoning if necessary. You can add more salt, soy sauce, or pepper according to your taste.
Optional Garnishes: Garnish with chopped green onions, cilantro, or a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added flavor and freshness. If you prefer a bit of heat, you can add a dash of sriracha or red pepper flakes during the seasoning stage.

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 11gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 573mgPotassium: 352mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2295IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg
Keyword brown rice, easy dinner, fried rice, one pan, vegetables
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