Fried rice is one of the best things to make at home because you can customize it however you want, and it’ll be delicious every time. This version is a nod to one of our favorite food trends from the past decade: ancient grains. Here, we use Simple Truth Organic Black Pepper 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice with Ancient Grains as the base and add in a variety of fresh veggies and scrambled eggs. Our secret tip: Let the rice cook on the bottom of the pan for a few minutes to crisp up.
Vegetable Black Pepper Brown Rice Fried Rice
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 scallions, minced
One 1-inch piece Simple Truth Organic Ginger, grated
1 Simple Truth Organic Red Bell Pepper—stemmed, seeded and diced
1 cup snow peas, cut into 1-inch pieces
½ cup Simple Truth Frozen Green Peas, defrosted
One 8-ounce container Simple Truth Organic Black Pepper 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice with Ancient Grains, prepared according to package instructions
3 to 4 tablespoons Simple Truth Organic Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 large Simple Truth Organic Cage Free Eggs, beaten
Thinly sliced scallions and sriracha, to serve (optional)
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the sesame oil. Add the garlic, scallions and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the bell pepper and snow peas and cook until just shy of tender, about 3 minutes.
Add the rice and cook without moving to allow the rice to get a little crispy, about 4 minutes. Break the rice up with the back of a wooden spoon and continue to cook to warm through, about 2 minutes more. Add the peas during the last minute of cooking.
Make a well in the skillet and add the beaten eggs. Allow the eggs to set for about 2 minutes, then scramble them into the rice.
Pour in the soy sauce and rice vinegar to taste. Serve garnished with thinly sliced scallions and sriracha, if desired.