Brown Fried Rice


Brown Fried Rice is a simple side dish to accompany any Asian dinner!

Brown Fried Rice is a simple side dish to accompany any Asian dinner!

I realize I need to step up my game when it comes to posting side dishes.  I have an abundance of main course dishes and an even bigger abundance of desserts, but side dishes sometimes get overlooked by me.

I made this brown fried rice to go with some Asian turkey meatballs last week (that recipe is coming!).  I’ve been trying to eat a little healthier lately and this rice dish was healthy without sacrificing taste.

This recipe is really great for an easy and tasty throw-together side dish.  Make sure to have your ingredients all chopped and measured out and it’s a breeze from there.  If you’re a meat-lover, feel free to throw in some cooked chicken or shrimp and make this into a meal!  This can only make things better.

Brown Fried Rice
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 3 cups
Brown Fried Rice is a simple side dish to accompany any Asian dinner!
  • 1 cup (uncooked) short grain brown rice
  • cooking spray
  • 1 large egg, 1 egg white, scrambled
  • 4 large scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 tsp soy sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp fish sauce (optional)
  1. Cook brown rice according to package directions.
  2. Once rice is cooked, spray a heated nonstick wok or skillet with cooking spray and add the eggs and cook a minute or two until done. Set eggs aside.
  3. Spray more oil to the wok/skillet and add the scallions, chopped tomato and garlic. Saute about a minute, then add the rice. Add soy sauce and fish sauce, stir to mix all the ingredients. Keep stirring a few minutes, then add cooked scrambled egg. Adjust soy sauce if needed to taste and mix well for another 30 seconds.
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25 Responses to “Brown Fried Rice”

  1. April 4, 2013 at 10:10 AM #

    Yum! I love brown rice and I love fried rice — this sounds like the perfect combo!

    • April 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM #

      Thanks, Laurie! I love brown rice, too. I actually have always preferred it…

  2. April 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM #

    My sister and I seriously LIVE for fried rice.. we eat it in embarrassing quantities at ridiculous speeds 🙂 that said, I never thought to “healthify” it a little with brown rice! Toooootally making this in a huge batch for her and I during a pig-out sesh!!

    • April 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM #

      I wish I had a sister to pig out on fried rice with! haha! I have to do it all by myself…

  3. April 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM #

    Yum! I love fried rice and have just recently started doing it with brown rice (I always used jasmine before). This looks great, and I can’t wait to see those meatballs too! 🙂

    • April 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM #

      I always used jasmine rice, too. It was really good with the brown rice!

  4. April 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM #

    What a perfect combo. This sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    • April 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM #

      Thanks, Mary! You have a great day, too.

  5. April 4, 2013 at 7:29 PM #

    Hi Ashley! This rice sounds so delicious. I love fried rice and this puts a whole new spin on that 🙂

    • April 4, 2013 at 7:50 PM #

      Thanks, Suzie! It was really good with the brown rice!

  6. April 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM #

    I have so few side dishes, it isn’t even funny! It’s something I’d like to work on, but it’s so much more fun baking. 😉 I understand! This sounds very easy and yummy!

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:50 AM #

      You’re SO right – desserts are way more fun to make, post about,….AND EAT 🙂

  7. April 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM #

    Yum! I love a good side dish recipe, and this one looks fantastic!

  8. April 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM #

    seth totally obsesses over fried rice, i’ll definitely have to make this soon!

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:48 AM #

      I hope you love it! Thanks, Jenn!

  9. April 5, 2013 at 3:22 PM #

    I’ve never thought of adding tomato to fried rice, although I eat fried rice all the time. This looks fantastic!

    • April 5, 2013 at 3:46 PM #

      Thanks, Katy! It is really good with the tomato 🙂

  10. April 6, 2013 at 4:45 PM #

    I love Asian rice! This would go so well with fish or chicken!

    • April 7, 2013 at 2:06 AM #

      Thanks for commenting, Julia!

  11. April 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM #

    What a great recipe. I love brown rice but never tried fried rice with it!

    • April 7, 2013 at 7:18 PM #

      Thanks, Ruby! It was really good with the brown rice.

  12. April 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM #

    This sounds like the perfect side dish!

  13. April 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM #

    I love fried rice and yours looks SO tasty. What an awesome side dish!

    • April 9, 2013 at 12:44 PM #

      Thanks, Amy! It is the perfect side dish because it takes no time and all and is somewhat healthy 🙂

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