Brown Fried Rice
Recipe type: Rice, Dinner, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
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Serves: Serves: 2-4
  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large purple onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 Spice
  • Pink salt & cracked black pepper, to season
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp soy sauce, gluten free if preferred
  • 2 stalks spring onion, finely sliced
  • 1-2 eggs
  1. Cook brown rice according to packet instructions.
  2. Once rice is cooked, drain off water and set aside.
  3. In a large fry pan, heat olive oil over a medium-high heat and add onion. Sauté onion until just translucent.
  4. Stir through minced garlic and sauté with the onion for a further 1 minute.
  5. Pour in peas and cook until peas are just turning tender, approx. 30 seconds - 1 minute.
  6. Add brown rice and mix well with the vegetables, cooking over a medium heat.
  7. Sprinkle over 5 spice and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Stir through sesame oil and soy sauce until rice is well coated. Adding more soy sauce if desired for a deeper flavour.
  9. Stir through spring onions and cook rice for a further 2-3 minutes or until well heated through and seasoned to your liking.
  10. Reduce heat to low on the rice.
  11. Fry the egg/s in a small frypan with olive oil, or cook egg to your liking.
  12. Remove rice from heat and spoon into serving bowls.
  13. Top with egg and enjoy!
Store leftovers in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 3-4 days.
Recipe by Wholesome Patisserie at