February 2, 2009

Goddess Fried Rice

Keeping with my lazy healthy theme today, I decided to whip up an original creation using only things I had in my freezer already. The result? Goddess Fried Rice. And boy howdy, it was tasty.
This can be done more or less with whatever veggies you prefer, but the following is what went into the pan as seen in the picture above:
  • 1.5 cups cooked plain Kashi Pilaf (or whatever grain you'd rather use - brown rice/quinoa/spelt...)
  • 2 cups frozen carrot slices
  • 3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 cup frozen bell pepper slices
  • 3 tbsp Annie's Naturals Organic Goddess dressing
  • 4-5 slices ginger (fresh or jarred, but not pickled)
  • 1 tbsp dried cilantro
  • a couple shakes of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • juice from 1/8 of a lime

Directions are simple.

  1. Steam the carrots and edamame until cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet or wok to medium-high with the dressing and ginger.
  3. Add grains and peppers, stir to combine. Add cilantro and red pepper flakes.
  4. Turn heat to high, add carrots and edamame and stir-fry until well-combined and sizzling.
  5. Add soy sauce and squeeze lime slice into pan, then drop the slice in. Continue stirring.
  6. Serve into bowls and top with sesame seeds (mine are green with wasabi flavor) and a few basil leaves, if desired.

The above quantities yield 3 generous servings. Whoever gets the lime slice has to do the dishes. :)

That is my usual seltzer with lime in the background, but I was feeling extra fancy so I put it in one of our underused champagne flutes with a splash of red wine. Yee haw!

In my rush to get back to Gossip Girl before the commercials ended, I took a very hasty picture of dessert and didn't realize it came out all wonky until I'd already eaten it. Oops. Hard to tell, but that's a 1/2 cup cottage cheese with 1 tbsp TJ's sipping chocolate dry mix stirred in, topped with carob chips, coconut and a fluff of whipped cream.

So much for the artsy dessert photo. Any Gossip Girl fans out there? That Miss Carr is a sly fox, she is. She can go straight to Hades, if you ask me.


Lane said...

Cottage cheese + chocolate = wrong!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Ok, maybe I'll just have to try it. But you've got to make it. I can't bring myself to do it own my own...

Diana said...

Ah but it is so right! I will convert you!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

I would like to come over for dinner please. Annie's Goddess dressing is my all-time favorite salad topper...and that dessert. All of my favorite things in one bowl - heavenly! :)

healthy ashley said...

YUM! I make a similar "dish" all the time. It's a one pan wonder and I love it! I want to try your addition of Annie's dressing.. it's so much more fun to call it Goddess Rice!

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Missy said...

Love the fried rice!! Yes, love Gossip Girl as well!!