Thursday, July 9, 2009

Chicken Fried Brown Rice

I talked about this dish several months ago, but am just now making it. It's Chicken Fried Rice but with brown rice. I REALLY liked it. I will for sure be making this again. For the vegetables, I used red bell peppers, edamame, corn, broccoli, and green peas, but you could use whatever your family likes.


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon canola oil, divided
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 scallions, greens included, rinsed, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup finely diced red pepper
  • 3/4 cup cooked, shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen, thawed, corn
  • 6 ounces firm tofu, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (I used chicken)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce


Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large skillet until very hot. Add the garlic, scallions and ginger and cook, stirring, until softened and aromatic, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the rice, red pepper, edamame, corn and tofu and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Make a 3-inch well in the center of the rice mixture. Add 1 teaspoon of canola oil, then add the eggs and cook until nearly fully scrambled. Stir the eggs into the rice mixture, then add soy sauce and incorporate thoroughly. Serve hot.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pt. 2

Kate turns 2!

We celebrated Kate turning 2 this past week. As I was thinking about what kind of party to have for her, there was only one choice: Elmo. I mean, he has been so much apart of our lives for the past year. ;) Plus, I knew Kate would love it. Here are some pics from the party.