Do you ever have leftover rice? Normally, do you just toss it out? WAIT! Don’t toss it. This is type of rice is perfect for lunch or another dinner side the next day. It’s uber simple and full of nutrients and flavor. Red Pepper Fried Rice comes together in just minutes. Left over rice, one handful or frozen peas, and one fresh red pepper chopped and your just about complete.
This serves up well as a side dish to chicken or roasted pork. Pair with any Chinese take out fake out at home. My most favorite way to serve this is for lunch. The rice overnight gets sticky which makes it perfect for fried rice. You have to use day old rice. The reason is fresh cooked rice will get super mushy when recooked. Let it dry overnight in the pan with the lid on or in your rice cooker. When you fry it the next day you will get that texture your used to when ordering take out.
Just toss it all in a pan, add a bit of oil, and fry. I use flavored oils sometimes because I find it really helps with the flavor of the rice. I like to add in soy sauce and pepper. The soy sauce acts as salt so I don’t add any additional salt. You can if you really like salty things but that’s not my forte. I love pepper. Probably always add too much to my own dish.
This dish is gluten free. All you have to do is use gluten free soy sauce. Vegetarian and budget friendly for lunch or dinner. You can’t beat how easy it is to make and how healthy it is! For a little extra spunk you can add some ginger or citrus peels. I like it pretty simple with some roasted garlic oil.
RED PEPPER FRIED RICE
Yield 4 Servings
Steamed white rice tossed with peas and red peppers for a tasty fried rice.
- 1½ cups precooked steamed white rice
- 1 red pepper; diced
- ⅓ cup frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon roasted garlic oil (or oil of choice)
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Add precooked white rice to a large pan. Add in oil. Bring to a medium high heat.
- Add in diced pepper and toss. Add in frozen peas and toss until the peas and peppers are mixed in well.
- Cook on medium high heat, tossing to make sure it doesn't stick to the pan. Add in soy sauce and mix well. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Top with pepper and mix well. Serve!
Replace soy sauce with gluten free soy sauce to have the recipe be gluten free.
Courses Side Dish