Monday, January 21, 2013

Broccoli,Eggs & Pepper Stir Fried Rice & A Resolve To Eat Healthy

Broccoli,Eggs & Pepper Stir Fried Rice
Hello my dear blog readers hope the new year is treating you all well. So glad to be posting my first post of the year. Last few weeks have been truly crazy and this week being long weekend had a chance to catch up on my blog. 

With new year comes time for resolutions and this year my resolution is to eat healthy and stay active and be regular at gym. Eating healthy I find is quite a challenge given easy access to unhealthy food especially around children, so my resolve is too look for healthy meal/snack options and make my kids conscious  of what goes into their stomach, means to shop organic and at farmers market in small quantities rather than stocking up, means giving up membership in Costco, means incorporating more greens and new vegetables into our pallets  and also making every effort to reduce the amount of food we waste. This my friends is no easy challenge but I am up to it and so far kids seem be in unison.

So today's recipe follows the new years resolve of healthy eating :), Broccoli is favorite at home, I usually microwave it and toss with salt and pepper and this is gobbled up with no issues, today changed it a bit and shredded Broccoli to make this tasty stir fried rice.

Feeds about 2 people
1 cup of Broccoli florets shredded
1 cup finely chopped spinach 
1 cup cooked rice ( white/brown/Par boiled) 
1 fresh egg
1/2 tbsp of finely grated ginger
1/2 tbsp finely grated garlic
1 tbsp cumin/coriander powder optionally you can use your choice of flavoring like Garam masala, Taco seasoning or cancun seasoning
1 tbsp of finely ground pepper, substitue wth red pepper flakes for extra spiciness
salt according to taste
1 tsp of Olive oil

1. Heat a pan and add tbsp of olive oil now add ginger, garlic, cumin/corriander powder, pepper powder and saute for 30 secs till garlic turns golden brown.
2. Now add shredded Broccoli and saute for about a minute, Broccoli cooks quite fast and turns brown in less than a minute.
3. Now break an egg and mix into the Broccoli till its well cooked and turns into a green scramble.
4. Add cup of rice to the pan and mix well, add salt and adjust for pepper.

Remove from heat and serve hot, protein packed and delicious and took me 15 minutes from start to finish so definitely a keeper of recipe. You can add soy beans, tofu and cooked Kale to spruce of protein factor.

Today we experienced our first spring like weather and this allowed me to pick fresh oranges from the yard, so spicy fried rice along with sweet freshly squeezed Oranges juice made for our lunch today.

So here is to a year of healthy eating ...


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Wow, watching at the pictures itself makes me feel hungry. This dish looks very delicious and nutritious! Will definitely try out this recipe at home. Thanks for the great share!

Nandita Pai Shirali said...

This dish looks absolutely yum! Love the combo of brocolli with rice... adding in eggs sure must have been great!

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Unknown said...

Thanks Sridevi for posting nutritious and healthy recipes. I tried substituting all Chinese vegetables also and it tasted so Yummy !! Kids are loving it and asking for this every weekend :)

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