Make-In Take-Out: Fried Rice.

I'm starting a new series of recipes (Make In Take Out) that mimic popular fast-food/take-out dishes. I am trying to help my readers learn to create their most craved dishes at home. Eating in restaurants has a plethora of problems (to be discussed in a later post), so I am hoping this series will at least inspire my readers to think outside the (pizza)box and find ways to satisfy cravings at home.

Oh fried rice, why are you so delicious, yet typically so unhealthy? Fried rice, for me, needs to be greasy and salty. This recipe achieves these tastes by topping the fried rice with soy sauce and healthy oil. Making fried rice is a great way to use-up leftovers, and by making it at home, you aren't eating any mind-numbingly scary (literally) MSG (monosodium glutamate, a neurotoxin in Westernized Chinese food). If you don't have cooked veggies on hand, simply stir-fry some veggies, then add the eggs to the same pan to scramble, and then add the rice to heat thoroughly.

Three pictures of the recipe, one made brown rice, one with red, and the last with black rice (I love rice!):

Fried Rice

The ratios:

1 cup cooked rice per serving
1 scrambled egg per serving
1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari per serving
1 tablespoon healthy oil per serving (flax, olive, sesame, coconut)
Cooked vegetables of choice: cabbage, while onions, mushrooms, broccoli, diced carrots, peas, green onions, spinach, kale, sweet potato, etc.
Optional extra protein: diced chicken, crumbled tofu, or more scrambled eggs

The method:

Step 1: scramble your eggs
Step 2: add your rice
Step 3: add your veggies
Step 4: once everything is heated, place into bowls
Step 5: top each bowl with 1 tablespoon each of oil and soy sauce (the grease and salt factors!)
Step 6: yum-yum time

So delicious, so easy, and so satisfying.


  1. Every meal I eat contains MSG. Every single meal. I know that is one of the reasons I perpetually feel ill but I don't know where it ranks on The List of Reasons. Here's the rest of the list:
    -no nutrients in my food unless... does starch count as a nutrient?
    -no ability to wash my body
    -so much metal in my water it shines (I boil my water to get the bacteria but I don't have a filter)
    -rats in my home
    -insufficient sleep (6-day work week)
    -air filled with burning plastics
    -restauranteurs who have never heard of a food handling course or indeed the germ theory of disease
    -no heat in my home
    -workplace that has hundreds of children but forbids the use of toilet paper
    -the belief which surrounds me that the best prevention and cure for disease is prayer.

  2. Black rice???? Do tell, where do you buy it?


  3. Man I love living in Canada! Good thing I have a choice to not eat out and make my own yummy healthy "take out". Thx for the recipe Becca!

  4. Momma - you can buy all different colors of rice at most bulk food stores. Last time I was at a bulk food store, I picked up red, brown, black, and GREEN. I haven't cooked the green yet; I am saving it for a holiday-themed recipe.

    Elle - I wish I could provide you with a sushi recipe (since I know you guys love sushi) but alas, sushi-making is HARD and thus (for me at least) will remain as a take-out food.

    Kendra - I've said it once before, and I'll say it again: I'll take care of you soon! I have all kinds of ideas up my sleeves to get you back to good health in no time. Although your body is struggling, being in a foreign country for a long period of time is still good for the immune system!


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