"Leftovers" Fried Rice
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2¼ cup water
  • 2 beets
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • ⅓ cup green onion tops, chopped
  • 2 cups julienned beet tops (discard stems)
  • 1 cup ham, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 5 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  1. Cook brown rice in water, according to package directions. It usually takes 40-50 minutes. This can be done ahead; just reheat the rice a bit prior to making fried rice.
  2. While rice cooks, cook beets and carrots. I did this in the microwave, but you could also do it on the stove top. (The beets took about 5 minutes, the carrots 3 minutes. I cooked them both in a little water.) Peel and chop beets.
  3. Heat canola oil in wok or deep skillet. Stir fry beets, carrots, green onions, beet tops, and ham for about 5 minutes, until beet tops are wilting.
  4. Add beaten eggs to pan and scramble the eggs with the vegetables.
  5. Add rice and stir to combine.
  6. Add soy sauce and stir.
  7. Add sesame oil just prior to serving.
Note that the prep is mostly done while the rice is cooking, it probably takes 1 hour total to make this dish.
Recipe by at http://cookingwithveggies.com/2011/06/28/leftovers-fried-rice/