Healthy Fried Rice Recipes

Think there's only one way to make fried rice? These recipes prove there are plenty of ways to change up your favorite fried rice recipes while keeping a healthy mind-set. Try changing up flavors or even using white rice alternatives (hello, cauliflower rice) with these unique yet healthy fried rice recipes. Each fried rice recipe is loaded with veggies for a boost of nutrition.

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    Spring Green Fried Rice

    The trick to the flavorful fried rice in this edamame-packed recipe is to beat the soy sauce into the eggs before adding them to the skillet. Sesame oil, garlic, and ginger gives the rice additional Asian flavors.

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    Pacific Northwest Fried Rice

    Salmon, wild rice, asparagus, mushrooms, and hazelnuts give this fried rice recipe a coastal feel. Top with fresh dill and serve with lemon wedges.

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    Spicy Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

    This healthy dish, with shrimp as the protein, has a kick of crushed red pepper along with flavors like ginger and cilantro. Cauliflower rice has become so popular that many supermarkets sell pre-riced cauliflower in the produce section.

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    How to Make Cauliflower Rice

    The cauliflower rice trend is taking off, and we're not upset about it. Swap in cauliflower rice for white rice in your favorite rice recipes to make the dish more healthful.

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    Egg and Fried Rice Ole

    This Mexican-style fried rice can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A fried egg sits on top of a bed of brown rice, peppers, corn, and beans. Serve with salsa.

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    Mediterranean Quinoa Fried Rice

    Red quinoa, eggplant, tomatoes, spinach, and Kalamata olives infuse loads of color into this healthy quinoa fried rice. Cook quinoa in chicken broth for more flavor.

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    Spicy Vegetable Fried Rice

    This recipe is perfect for when you're not ready to stray far from traditional fried rice. Use brown rice to get more nutrients, and add sriracha chile sauce to taste for a kick.

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    Indian Fried Cauliflower Rice

    Cauliflower rice is at it again, this time with an ethnic flair. This fried rice recipe is served with chicken and lots of veggies, and topped with your choice of chickpeas or peanuts for a crunch. 

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    Italian-Style Fried Farro

    For those that don't know, farro is a nutritious grain high in fiber and protein and is often used as a rice substitute. This fresh take on fried rice is tossed with red onion, prosciutto, shaved Brussels sprouts, and walnuts and topped with a balsamic glaze.

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    The Secret to Fried Rice

    Fried rice can serve as a simple side dish or get turned into a meal by adding a protein, like chicken or shrimp. Find out the secret to a perfect fried rice.

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    Pineapple-Pork Fried Rice

    Savory and citrus make a perfect pair in this fried rice creation filled with pork, pineapple, and veggies. For a shortcut, buy pre-cut pineapple chunks instead of a whole pineapple.

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    Asian-Style Fried Rice and Beans

    Canned beans come to the rescue in this simple fried rice and bean recipe. Garbanzo, red, black, pinto -- the choice is yours when picking a bean. Although the recipe calls for only peas, feel free to pack whatever veggies you please into the dish.

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    Spicy Jerk Pork with Pepper Fried Rice

    If you're in the market for a Caribbean-inspired rice dish, look no further. Juicy pork tenderloin and an array of peppers make this fried rice nice and hearty. Curry powder, cayenne, ginger, and white wine are a mixture of flavors you won't be able to forget.

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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pastas to sandwiches, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. We even have ideas for making steak into a light and refreshing meal! Plus, these recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, making them extra tasty and nutritious. These recipes prove that dinner doesn't have to be a covered in mounds of cheese and dripping with butter to be satisfying!
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