Five main ingredients = a fast meal that’s so much better than takeout. By the way, yours is totally going to look better than this.
What you need to know to crush this recipe:
- The type of rice or grain is up to you. Quinoa or even couscous would work in this simple recipe.
- Have frozen or leftover rice? That’s even better for this recipe.
- You don’t have to use tofu! You can edamame, tempeh or tofu if you’re vegan/vegetarian. When in doubt, you can also add more veggies.
- Veggies are also up to you. In the version above, I used just broccoli and pineapple. The recipe below calls for frozen mixed veggies. You can use bell pepper, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, celery, bok choy, greens, squash – basically anything except tomatoes in this meal.
- Hate pineapple or can’t find any? Try mango instead. You can also ditch it and still make a very tasty fried rice dish for meal prep!
- You can make your own sauce (recipe below) OR use a store bought stir-fry or teriyaki sauce!
It really doesn’t get more versatile than this!
I want to note that the first time I made this, I bought pre-cut pineapple chunks which was more expensive but it was all I could find. The second time, I bought a whole pineapple and chopped it up, but had a lot left over for freezing. I had hoped to find canned or frozen pineapple for this recipe, but couldn’t in either grocery store that I went to! That would have been the cheapest/most sustainable option for this recipe.
How to double or add more volume to this fried rice meal:
To double this recipe, simply double the ingredients. You will need more time for the rice and you may need to use a larger pan or two pans at once to fit everything. Or, you’d cook in batches.
To add more volume, start with adding more veggies. Mushrooms, sugar snap peas and greens would be awesome. Then think about adding more protein or more rice.
Storage & reheating notes:
This recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to four days. While I did not test it in the freezer, I think it would be freezer-friendly. It reheats best in the microwave or on the stove. Add a few drops of soy sauce before reheating if your rice sticks.
Happy prepping 🙂