Fried Rice with Kale and Scallions

Fried rice is one of the simple and quickest meals to make. I loved the idea to incorporate kale into fried rice (instead of making Kale Chips or Nacho Cheese Kale Chips). I love the flavor of the earthy brown rice, fragrant green onions, fluffy eggs and the bits of kale. I know I will be making this often.

If you do not have scallions in the house, make Gwyneth Paltrow’s delicious recipe with onion. I also like using a little bit of butter for the flavor, but Earth Balance would be a great substitute.

Adapted from My Father’s Daughter

  • 1/4 pound kale, stems discarded
  • 1 T vegetable oil (1/2 T to make scrambled eggs, 1/2 T to sautee garlic)
  • 1 T butter or Earth Balance
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and very finely minced
  • 3 scallions cut into 1/4 inch pieces with kitchen shears
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 T plus 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 egg whites scrambled

Cut the kale leaves in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into small bite size pieces. Steam the kale for 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Scramble eggs whites and set aside.

Add more oil, add the scallions and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, being careful not to brown the garlic. Raise the heat  to medium and add the steamed kale. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the rice and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring. Add the soy sauce and cook for 30 seconds more.

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