Category Archives: vegetarian recipe

Easy Fried Rice

Even when I desperately need groceries, I usually have the ingredients to make this vegetarian recipe. Plus it’s quick and easy. And my kids eat it heartily.  I sometimes make this once a week because it’s so popular around here.


Ingredients:
6 cups cooked brown rice
1/4 cup oil
6 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups frozen peas or peas with carrots, cooked
2 packages Sun Bird Fried Rice Seasoning Mix, yellow packets (optional)




Directions:

  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.  Stir-fry green onions.
  2. If using seasoning packets, add them with soy sauce.  Then stir-fry about a minute.
  3. Make an empty circle in the middle of skillet by pushing rice to the sides.  Add eggs and scramble.  Then stir together with rice.
  4. Add peas or peas and carrots if desired.  Also great with stir-fried chicken or beef. 

Egg Pizza (a.k.a Dinner Fritatta)

“Egg pizza” just sounds a little more enticing to my kids than “fritatta”.  So that’s what we call it around here.  I just made this one last night, and it was met with great enthusiasm.  I barely had a leftover piece big enough to save for my husband’s lunch.  I like making it because it needs no preparing ahead of time, and many of the ingredients can vary according to what you have on hand.  I just pull the ingredients out of the fridge while I’m heating my pan and whip up this yummy kid-friendly dinner in no time!

Ingredients:
12 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c grated cheddar cheese (or 2 Tbs. grated 
      Parmesan cheese)
1-2 cups spinach, chopped (the more the  
      better!)
1 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped (or 1/2 tsp. dried 
      basil)
1 Tbs. fresh mint leaves, chopped (optional…we 
      have mint in our garden right now!)
1 small onion, finely chopped
2-3 Tbs. olive oil
6-8 oz. kielbasa sausage, sliced


Directions:

  1. Preheat skillet over medium heat.  
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, spinach, basil, and mint.  
  3. Add oil and onions to skillet and simmer until tender.
  4. Pour egg mixture over onions.
  5. Arrange sausage slices over top.
  6. Cover skillet and allow to cook for approximately 10 minutes, checking sides for doneness with fork.  If sides are cooking too quickly, reduce heat.  Once top is set and edges are light brown, remove skillet from heat.  Enjoy!
Note: This meal is also great vegetarian style with out the kielbasa!


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