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Dragonfly's Fried Rice

What you need: 

3 cups of brown rice
1 small head of savoy cabbage (the head of curly mild cabbage), thinly sliced
2 medium carrots, coarsely grated
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 Tblsp olive oil
2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
soy sauce, shoyu, or tamari to taste

What you do: 

Heat the sesame oil in a skillet and saute the raw rice till it is lightly toasted. Then, cook in the usual manner you choose.
When the rice is cooked, saute the onion in the olive oil till they begin to get clear. Add the cabbage and carrots. Let this just slightly brown in places. Add the rice and saute till everything is hot, but don't attempt to fry the rice, you have already done that!
Add soy sauce, shoyu or tamari, if you like.
I always toast my brown rice this way, because I like it. If you do that too, then you can just keep extra cooked rice in the fridge for a fast and easy meal. You can also use other vegetables, whatever you have around, as long as you always use onions.

Preparation Time: 
30 mins
Cooking Time: 
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I just made this and think it is okay... like DalVeg said it was kinda bland even though I added plenty of Braggs... I dunno I guess I just don't like fried rice unless it's spicy so i added some Sriracha and Thai sweet chili sauce and thought it was much better


I wanted to make fried rice, but since I didn't plan ahead I didn't have any cold rice nor time to make any.  I ended up combining this with another recipe, and it worked quite well.  Frying the rice before it is cook is a good idea for procrastinating cooks like me.  My fried rice ended up a little most that typical fried rice, but that's not a bad thing.  I used brown rice as well.  Thanks for saving dinner. 


I found this to be very bland, despite it being such a pretty dish (I added shredded cabbage (white and purple) to the mix, which added more color).  I will make this again, but I'll need to think up some good seasonings to give it more flavor.


A nice, simple recipe to make. I also added some frozen peas near the end.  It would be better if the recipe specified whether the tree cups of rice are supposed to be raw or cooked; I made the mistake of using three cups raw, now I have more brown rice than I know what to do with!ß


This was excellent!  It reminded my family of chinese "chicken" salad.  we might try a few variations in the future but we will always come back to this.  The best part, we had everything in our house and didn't have to make our daily co-op run.  Oh, and it was quick and easy.

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