Reduced-Carb Fried Rice (low-amine, low-carb, low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, soy-free)

Mixing together the reduced-carb fried rice (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, low-carb, vegetarian) photo

Reduced-carb fried rice (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, low-carb, vegetarian)

I love fried rice. But I’ve been trying to keep my carb count down at a reasonable level. That takes eating a low-amine food that’s made up almost completely out of rice “off the table,” or so to speak. But what if I were to take fried rice and flip the proportions? For this low-amine, reduced-carb fried rice, it’s been turned on its head, with 80% vegetables, and 20% rice. Wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t even miss the rest of the rice!

Rice Mix:

2 C cooked rice

1 Tbsp safflower oil

Vegetable Mix:

1 tsp butter

1/2 onion, diced

5 Brussels sprouts, cut into four or five slices each

2 small carrots, chopped small

2 ribs celery, chopped

1 lb green beans, washed, stems trimmed off, and chopped

10 cloves garlic, chopped small

3 Tbsp soy sauce substitute

Salt, to taste

1 bunch cilantro, chopped (reserve a few sprigs for garnish, if desired)

Egg Mix:

8 eggs, beaten (I use half egg whites, and half whole eggs)

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp butter (butter substitute for dairy-free)

  • Prep all vegetables.
  • Beat eggs with salt, and heat up a medium non-stick pan to medium high.
  • Melt 1 tsp butter in pan, and pour eggs in. Using a flexible spatula, scrape eggs off the bottom every 5-10 seconds to create a moist batch of scrambled eggs. While eggs are cooking, heat a large non-stick pan to medium-high and melt butter.
  • As moisture starts cooking off, reduce heat to medium low. When eggs are done, scoop them into a bowl and set aside.

Note: You can also add other low-amine foods or proteins, but I chose eggs because they hold their shape well and add a nice texture.

  • Start with onions. Once they start to sweat, add Brussels sprouts, carrots, and garlic. Stir often so the vegetables cook evenly.

Reduced-carb fried rice (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, low-carb, vegetarian) photo

Reduced-carb fried rice ingredients, cooking.

  • After about two minutes, add chopped green beans and celery. Cook until vegetables are nearly done, then add cilantro.
  • Heat the egg pan back to high and add the oil and rice. Break it apart as much as possible, and stir only often enough to prevent burning – you want to get a slight crisp to the rice. Cook for about four minutes, or until a good portion of the rice has a bit of golden brown coloring.
  • Chop eggs into small, bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large bowl, add vegetables, rice, eggs, soy sauce substitute, and salt. Mix together gently until all ingredients are evenly mixed and seasoned.

Mixing together the reduced-carb fried rice (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, low-carb, vegetarian) photo

Mixing together the reduced-carb fried rice.

  • Serve, garnished with a sprig of cilantro.

AMINE BREAKDOWN:Very Low Amine: rice, onion, Brussels sprouts, carrot, celery, green beans, garlic, salt, cilantroLow Amine: safflower oil, butter, soy sauce substituteModerate Amein: egg

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on January 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm  Comments (5)
Tags: Brussels sprout, Fried rice, Garlic, Low-carbohydrate diet, recipes, vegetable

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