There are two kinds of fried rice. The perfectly greasy one from the cheap Chinese spot that you know can't be good for you. And then there's the healthy fried rice, like this kale and scallion fried rice recipe.
Healthy fried rice recipes hit the spot in a totally different way; they're comforting and cheap, but also feel like a smart choice for dinner. While there's a time and a place for both, we're pretty partial to the latter.
A healthy fried rice recipe, like this kale and scallion one, is the perfect dish to make when you have leftover rice. And, it takes only 15 minutes to put together -- which makes this fried rice recipe a smart and easy option for dinner.
What to do with leftover rice.
Stuff these eggplant halves with cooked rice and an entire host of aromatic Indian spices. If you crave a little something extra, add a bit of browned ground beef to the filling. Get the Recipe for Indian-Spiced Stuffed Eggplant
The best fried rice is always made with leftover rice. This version with Jasmine rice includes ground pork, Chinese sausage and fresh pineapple. It's all cooked together with hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Get the Recipe for Pork-and-Pineapple Fried Rice
Leftover brown rice can be turned into terrific vegetarian burgers with the help of some cheese and chiles in adobo, which lends a Southwestern touch. Serve the grilled burgers in pitas with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and salsa. Get the Recipe for Brown-Rice Veggie Burgers
It's too easy to toss together this nutritious salad. Simply mix together leftover brown or white rice, canned lentils, diced carrot, chopped parsley and vinaigrette. Get the Recipe for Rice and Lentil Salad
Frittatas are versatile enough for brunch, lunch or dinner. This version is made with cooked wild rice and a medley of mushrooms. Get the Recipe for Mushroom and Wild Rice Frittata