Ever feel like you've been eating way too much unhealthy foods and you just need to spend a few days "cleansing"? I don't mean doing one of those extreme, gimmicky detox diets, of course; I mean eating lower-calorie foods for a few days to balance things out a bit. I feel that way a lot these days after bingeing on restaurant meals that are more delicious than they are healthy. The vegetable fried rice is one of my super easy go-to recipes when I feel like going meatless and relatively low-calorie (only 364 calories).
The only problem I have with this recipe as is is that it calls for instant brown rice. I'm sorry, but no respectable recipe should list instant-anything as an ingredient, and IMHO instance rice is as nasty as it goes. So I use regular long-grain rice, usually jasmine rice because that's what I tend to stock at home, and not to brag or anything but I do own a really fabulous Zorijushi rice cooker that I'm totally in love with, so I skip the saucepan method and cook the rice in my rice cooker instead and it comes out perfect every time. Sometimes I also add a splash of curry powder at the end for a little extra flavor.
Recipe courtesy of:
Eating Well (get the recipe here)