One Happy Dish of Baked Fried Rice

Back 3 years ago when chicken was one of the main proteins in my house I was able to prepare dinner in about less than 10 minutes. You know, the common combinations of one-pan: chicken and potatoes, chicken and rice, chicken soup, chicken this, chicken that, and so on and so forth.  But now, cooking a plant-based menu 6 days a week there are really no one-pan baked meals that were there to save my life when I really needed to! I’m not saying cooking vegan is difficult. It is just DIFFERENT! You need to be a little more prepared with what you are going to cook each day of the week. And that was my life, and I’m ok with that. BECAUSE I LOVE THE KITCHEN. But this whole story is going to change! Because my kids are home this summer–AND I DON’T HAVE TIME TO COOK. So I’m standing in my kitchen today, staring at my pantry and begging for quick ideas. With no luck, of course, I decided to check my freezer. I grab a bag of frozen peas and go back to check the fridge. I scan, and what goes better than peas and carrots?! So I grab 3 of those. AND THEN! I SEE MY OVAL PYREX DISH!!! That’s it! Now I know what to do!

I’ve never tried it before, but I figured how bad can it be? I put all the ingredients together, lots of blessings and love and pop it in the oven. We managed to leave the house for a kids activity and came back to an amazing smelling kitchen, full of warmth and comfort.  This meal will save your life if you are a working mom and if you love set and forget type of meals.

 

 

Wanna know how to make it? Watch this!

And you are welcome!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown basmati rice, washed well
  • 4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 1 can organic corn, drained
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 onions, sliced thick
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (optional)
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1-1.5 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • Green onion to garnish, (optional)

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

  • Place rice, peas, corn, tomato paste, soy, oil and spices in a baking dish. Mix well for a few minutes until the tomato paste is coating all the rice.
  • Add boiling water, mix, and arrange the onions on top. Spray some oil on the onions and cover the pan very well. (I personally put parchment paper and a heave baking tray on top. This way I avoid the direct contact of aluminum foil.
  • Bake at 350 for 90 minutes. (an hour and a half). Remove the cover and set the oven on broil. Put a timer for 2 minutes and let the onions get some color.
  • If you’d like, sprinkle some sliced green onions on top and a drizzle of sriracha sauce on top. And here you have a beautiful baked “fried rice” that is healthy and delicious.

 

 

Note: I usually presoak my rice! But because I was in a rush, I made sure to wash it very very well.  If you did soak it for a few hours, reduce the water in the recipe to 3.5 cups instead of 4.  

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Ooo I love one pot dishes!!! This looks so easy and cheap to make but can I use regular brown rice? Not brown basmati…

  2. Bobbie Molony says:

    Going to try the fried rice dish tonight! Thanks!

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