Monday, May 28, 2012

Edamame Fried Rice

You know yesterday when I said that I needed to start cooking and baking again because I only had recipes lined up on here until this Wednesday? Yeah. Well, I somehow forgot how to read while I was typing that because it wasn't correct at all. I only had recipes up until the previous Friday. So there was absolutely nothing ready to go for this week. Which, as someone who hopes her followers appreciate each recipe, was a serious UH-OH moment.

So after spending the day at my mom's pool I decided to come home and start blogging right away. I didn't even shower yet. Now that's dedication right? I hope you think so at least!

The first time I tried edamame was my 22nd birthday. Some friends and I went to dinner at a Japanese steak house and along with sushi, teppanyaki style food, sake and seaweed salad, I decided to try edamame and found it rather good but I never thought to make it myself. Then I came across this recipe and that changed!



Edamame Fried Rice
Adapted from: Skinny Taste
Servings: 4-6
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Ingredients:
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbsp. butter
    • 3 green onions, chopped, green and white separated
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
    • 1 cup shelled edamame
    • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
    • 2 cups cooked brown rice
    • non-stick cooking spray
    • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions:
1. Whisk together the egg and egg whites and season with salt and pepper.
2. Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and cook, stirring frequently until they reach your desired done-ness. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
3. Add the butter to the skillet, and once melted, add the whites of the green onions, the onion, garlic, carrots and edamame. Stir frequently until the vegetables are just heated through.
4. Add the rice and the soy sauce and stir until combined. Return the egg to the pan and add the greens of the green onion. Stir frequently and cook for 3-4 minutes more.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Yum! The flavors of this mixed together nicely but I don't think the edamame was really the star of the fried rice here. It did add a nice change in flavor and a slight crunch to your typical fried rice. Since I always feel like I prepare side dishes exactly the same, I definitely think I'll keep this in the rotation to make again.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh these are gorgeous. I've never made these but have always wanted to.

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