Benefits of living in a small town: open spaces, fresh country air, lower cost of living, no crowds, peace and quiet. Ahhhh.
Negatives of living in a small town: No good Chinese take-out places :-(
By now, you know that I’m not much of a “take-out” girl, but sometimes, the mood strikes and you MUST HAVE ALL THE CHINESE FOOD. You know what I’m talking about. But when the mood struck the other night, my choices were to a) drive an hour round trip to get said Chinese food, or b) make it my dang self. I chose option b.
Ten minutes. Six ingredients (and you probably already have all of them). Fresh, delicious, and much healthier than take-out, this Veggie Fried Rice is life changing. LIFE CHANGING.
The best part about this recipe is how flexible it is. I used a zucchini (because I happened to have one) and carrots/celery (because I always have them) for my veggie base. You can omit the zucchini or add corn, peas, broccoli, or other vegetables you have available. Usually fried rice is a side dish, but add another egg or two or maybe some meat, tofu, or shelled edamame and you’ve got yourself a protein-filled meal. If you’re feeling fancy, spice it up with some fresh ginger, crushed red pepper, or toasted sesame oil. The possibilities are endless!…