I really don’t have time to cook this week. With a conference I have to travel to coming up and working on the house, it’s just too busy. So I opted for a recipe that could be put together in a flash. Fried rice is one of those dishes that is easy to make and can use items that you already have on hand. I am starting with a recipe from Delish for Paradise Fried Rice and making a few swaps. This relies on ham and pineapple for the bulk of the flavor. I’ll keep the pineapple, but I think we can use something else other than ham. That’s one of the few meats I cannot make myself and it’s loaded with salt. The good thing is regular pork can be flavored in a way to make it taste just as good, without the salt.
Here are the original stats:
Here’s what I changed:
- I swapped out the ham for pork tenderloin to increase the protein and lower the sodium.
- I increased the servings from 4 to 5 to lower the calories.
- I replaced the white rice with brown to increase the fiber.
- I added some snow peas for extra crunch.
- I am using an ultra low sodium soy sauce to reduce the sodium.
Here are the final stats:
Here is the final recipe:
Paradise Fried Rice
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 red bell peppers, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 cup diced pineapple
- 1 pound cooked pork tenderloin, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- 4 ounces snow peas
- Scallions, for garnish
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft, 3 minutes, then add peppers and zucchini and cook until soft, 6 minutes.
- Add pineapple and pork and stir until combined. Add in the snow peas and stir. Move the ingredients to one side and add eggs. Scramble 3 minutes, then stir to combine. Add cooked rice and stir until combined.
- Stir in soy sauce and sprinkle with scallions.