We love making delicious Gluten Free Fried Rice and Gluten Free Chicken Fried Rice. Its so nice to be able to eat Asian food again and even better to lower the cost by making it at home!
Asian food is often off limits to people with gluten free diets because of the spices and starches used in most restaurants. This doesn’t have to be the case, however, you can easily make gluten free fried rice in your own home that is fast, flavorful and good for you.
This Gluten Free Fried Rice recipe uses frozen peas because they hold their shape, color, flavor and texture well when sauteed. Peas should be added while still frozen, do not thaw first. Add peas carefully, as ice crystals will cause hot oil to pop. Canned peas should not be substituted in this recipe.
The butter or margarine called for in this Gluten Free Fried Rice recipe is completely optional. Adding it will create a more rich, rounded flavor. By omitting the butter or margarine you get a pure flavor that blends well with other Asian dishes such as Gluten Free Chicken and Broccoli and Gluten Free Lo-Mein.
Nutritional Tip for Gluten Free Fried Rice
Prepare your Gluten Free Fried Rice using brown rice rather than white rice. You will increase your nutritional content and create a slightly more earthy flavor. This also works well for the Gluten Free Chicken Fried Rice recipe.
Gluten Free Fried Rice
1/4 c. cooking oil
1 Tbs. butter or margarine
2 c. cooked rice
1/2 c. finely chopped carrot
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1/2 c. Frozen sweet peas
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 c. gluten free soy sauce
Heat oil and butter or margarine in a large skillet or wok.
Add carrots, onions and peas.
Cook on medium-high heat until the onions are translucent and beginning to caramelize.
Move carrots, onions and peas to the sides of the skillet or wok.
Pour slightly beaten egg into the empty part of the skillet and scramble finely.
When egg is fully cooked, mix egg and vegetables together.
Add rice to mixture.
Pour gluten free soy sauce over rice.
Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently, until flavors and ingredients are combined and heated through. (About 10 minutes.)
Gluten Free Chicken Fried Rice
To make Gluten Free Chicken Fried Rice:
Thinly slice one large chicken breast and add to hot oil in pan before vegetables.
Cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes.
Add carrots, onions and peas and cook according to the Gluten Free Fried Rice recipe.
This Gluten Free Fried Rice recipe contains no added MSG. Some soy sauces do contain MSG. Be sure to check the ingredients of the soy sauce you choose to purchase if you have a sensitivity to MSG.