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Fake Out Shrimp “Fried” Rice

on March 28, 2012

Chinese takeout has always been an easy go to for many families.  Fried rice has been a favorite of mine.  What most people do not know that 1 cup of shrimp fried rice has about 500 calories!! On top of that since it is made with white rice, it does not keep you full as long.  We found a great healthier version that is made with quinoa to give you that added fiber and protein boost to keep you and your family satisfied longer!!

Fake Out Shrimp “Fried” Rice

2tsp. Canola Oil

¾ Pound Frozen shrimp, defrosted

3 Cloves garlic, chopped

1 Chopped red pepper

1 C Chopped asparagus

½ C Shelled edamame

3T Ponzu sauce

1 Egg and 2 egg whites whisked together

2C Quinoa cooked in water

Sriracha sauce and additional Ponzu sauce to taste

 Preparation:

  1. Cook quinoa in water.  Bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup dry quinoa to a boil.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a large non-stick pan, heat oil on medium heat.  Add shrimp, garlic, pepper, asparagus, and edamame.  Cook a few minutes until vegetables start to wilt.
  3. Add Ponzu sauce and cook for 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.  Move all ingredients to one side.
  4. Scramble eggs and cook in the pan.  Add cooked quinoa and mix together.
  5. Add Sriracha and Ponzu sauce to taste.

Source:  http://www.doctoroz.com

 Other tips to make your Chinese favorites healthier:

1. Trying making your own baked egg rolls.  Easy to make and you can add your favorite fillings!!

2. If using soy sauce, make sure you stick to a low sodium version.

3. If using rice, make sure to always use brown, it has more fiber and whole grains!

4. Substitute fried dumplings for steamed dumplings.  They still taste amazing and have less fat and calories!


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