This ginger turmeric fried rice bowl is a comforting winter meal, with its rich and earthy flavours. A healthy rice bowl that’s easy to prepare and loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Healthy rice bowls are my favourite comfort food, and this recipe is a super healthy variation of traditional fried rice. Large batches of rice and legumes make up some of my Sunday meal prep for the week, which makes this quick healthy meal a cinch to prepare on a busy weeknight. I was inspired to create this healthy rice dish the other night for two reasons – I had a ton of leftover rice in the fridge, and also because I wasn’t feeling very well. Muscle aches, lethargy, and zero energy. Coincidentally, I had recently purchased some fresh ginger and turmeric root – which are both known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Developing this healthy rice bowl wasn’t rocket science, since I had all the ingredients at my fingertips.
This ginger turmeric fried rice bowl might be easy to prepare, but it is packed with flavour and healthy ingredients. Sesame oil gives a rich nutty flavour and the caramelized onions adds a touch of sweetness. The ginger adds a hint of spice, and as for the turmeric, it transforms this rice into a beautiful deep yellow hue. This recipe is designed to be a blank canvas that you can get creative with, so have fun and experiment. The simple flavours in this ginger and turmeric fried rice bowl make it delicious as is, but there is always room for interpretation.
Which other ingredients would you add to this healthy rice bowl?
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Ginger Turmeric Fried Rice Bowl
: Serves 2-4
: 5 min
: 15 min
This ginger turmeric fried rice bowl is a comforting winter meal, with its rich and earthy flavours. A healthy rice bowl that’s easy to prepare and loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients. Healthy rice bowls are my favourite comfort food, and this recipe is a super healthy variation of traditional fried rice. Large batches of rice and …
In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil and sesame oil on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the garlic, onions, ginger, and turmeric and sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
Once cooked, add the rice and continue to sauté for another 4-5 minutes or until the rice is heated through. If adding eggs, push the rice to the sides of the frying pan, leaving a small empty circle in the middle. Add the eggs and cook for 1-2 minutes, then mix into the rice and cook for another minute until they are completely scrambled and cooked through.
Garnish with some freshly chopped parsley or cilantro. If desired, add some superfood like sesame seeds, hemp hearts, or chia seeds as a crunchy garnish. Store in the fridge and consume within 4 days of preparation.