One day last week, our fridge was practically empty. The only things we had were eggs and leftover rice. Hungry Bear wanted to use the rice and whipped together a vegetarian fried rice using canned wheat gluten and snow cabbage & bamboo shoots.
We had no intention of posting about this fried rice because it was just dumping two cans of stuff onto rice. But it was so good, I asked Hungry Bear to make it again the next day so we could document it for SND and enjoy it again. You could say this is the fried rice equivalent of dump cake.
The key to this fried rice was the Companion brand canned goods. Companion is a Taiwanese company that provides Chinese-styled vegetarian products with no preservatives or artificial coloring. I love the braised wheat gluten and could eat it every day, if it weren't so high in fat.
Anyway, the fried rice was super easy to make. The canned goods had enough flavor that no soy sauce was required. And there was only a little salt to season the eggs. There's not much else to say about this vegetarian fried rice, except it's deliciously simple!
Easy Vegetarian Fried Rice Recipe
- 3 large eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cups uncooked rice (6 cups cooked)
- 1 can (10 ounces) snow cabbage and bamboo shoots, drained
- 1 can (10 ounces) braised wheat gluten (seitan), drained and rinsed
- Beat together eggs, egg whites and salt.
- In a wok, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the egg mixture; lightly scramble until partially set, but still wet. Add rice and mix to coat with eggs. Add cabbage and bamboo shoots and gluten; stir-fry until heated through. That's it, enjoy.
Makes 4 servings
[tags]fried rice, rice, wheat gluten, bamboo, eggs, easy, cabbage, vegetarian, chinese[/tags]