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A silver pan of rice with vegetables with a serving spoon on a stone board next to wedges of lime

Healthy fried rice

Published: March 22, 2022 at 5:19 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Cubes of chewy, golden paneer are tossed through fragrant fried rice for a healthy twist on a classic, flavoured with ginger, garlic, chilli and curry powder

  • Gluten free
  • Low salt
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal677
fat26.9g
saturates9g
carbs75.3g
sugars11.3g
fibre16.4g
protein25.3g
low insalt0.2g
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Try this recipe for healthy fried rice, then check out our healthy egg fried rice, healthy chicken stir-fry, healthy one-pan chicken and rice and more quick and healthy recipes.

Ingredients

  • 20g ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ green chilli, roughly chopped
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 45g paneer, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 250g cooked brown basmati rice
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 80g chestnut mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 50g frozen peas
  • 1 spring onion, trimmed and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp mild curry powder
  • a small handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced

Method

  • STEP 1

    Blitz the ginger, garlic and chilli in a mini food processor until a smooth paste forms, adding 1-2 tsp of water to loosen if needed. Put the paneer in a small bowl along with half the paste and stir to coat. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes if you can.

  • STEP 2

    Put a wok over a high heat. Add 1 tsp of the oil and, once shimmering, add the paneer. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a plate and cover.

  • STEP 3

    Add another tsp of oil to the wok and return to the heat. Add the rice and stir-fry until heated through. Scrape the rice into a bowl. Add the final tsp of oil to the wok and stir-fry the carrot and mushrooms for 1 minute, then add the peas and spring onion. Stir-fry for a further minute then add the remaining ginger paste along with the curry powder. Stir-fry for 1 minute.

  • STEP 4

    Add the rice and paneer back into the pan. Toss everything together then remove from the heat and stir in the coriander and lime juice.

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