So, a healthy fried rice recipe, can it be done? Yes, it can. I am sharing another one of my yummy recipes from my cookbook Beauty Nutrition Index Cookbook. I love to take family favorite recipes and revise them to a healthier version. Did you know that you can make healthy shrimp-fried rice perfectly at home? I teach you how and learn the science behind making this healthy fried rice recipe.
Brown rice is a healthier option than typical white rice. It is considered a whole grain because the bran and germ layers of the grain are left unprocessed. This also increases the fiber content.
Want to Learn the Secret to Prepare Healthy Fried Rice?
An excellent tip is to cook the brown rice a day ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. When rice is cooled for 12 hours, hydrogen bonds form between the amylose molecules outside the rice grains. This causes the starch in rice to be resistant starch. The glycemic index will be lowered. Foods lower on the glycemic index help keep your blood sugar levels steady, rather than spikes and lows.
A bonus in meal prepping brown and wild rice ahead of time is the time saved during the week. You can make this recipe below in less than 15 minutes if you have the rice already prepared. If you like easy dinner recipes, consider trying my Easy Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe (Gluten-Free).
RECIPE KEY NUTRIENTS
Protein | Vitamin C | Iron | Magnesium | Selenium | Vitamin B6 | Vitamin B12 | Phosphorus | Copper | Choline | Iodine
SHRIMP FRIED BROWN RICE RECIPE
- 10 ounces of shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup of brown rice
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup sugar snap peas
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (can substitute with reduced-sodium soy sauce).
- 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon red Chile paste
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Rinse the brown rice. In a medium-sized pot, combine the water and rice. Bring to a boil. Once it boils, then reduce the heat to simmer and cover for 45 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, Chile paste, and maple syrup. Set aside.
In a large skillet over high heat, 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil. Cook the shrimp stirring frequently for 2 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce mixture and cook for another minute.
Add in the sugar snap peas and cook for 2 minutes. Add the remaining tablespoon of sesame seed oil and remove it from heat. In a large serving bowl, combine prepared rice and shrimp mixture. Serve.
Enjoy This Healthy Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe!
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