As we all know, January is a great time to set plans and establish healthy eating routines that will help you and your family reach those goals.
But we also know that it’s about this far into the month that the best of intentions and new routines can start to fall by the wayside in the face of work and other commitments.
So for those nights when you get home tired and late and the thought of putting a healthy meal on the table seems impossible, it’s good to have a quick and nutritious solution up your sleeve.
With that in mind, we’re sharing our go-to weeknight dinner of Colourful Fried Rice – full of veggies and quick to make, it’s just the sort of tasty and colourful meal that can easily be substituted into your meal planner for those nights when you need a speedy and healthy fix.
So if you know you’re going to have a night when you’re home late, plan ahead and cook some brown rice. Then all you need to do is throw this delicious stir fry together in a matter of minutes.
Heat a wok or a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Add oil, then add onion and sauté until soft.
Add the tofu and fry until lightly browned. Add the vegetables and sauté for a further 5 mins.
Add the cooked brown rice, season with tamari and stir well to combine, making sure everything has been given a good mix through.
Leave off the heat for another minute or so to ensure that the tamari cooks through the rice. Garnish with sliced spring onion and serve hot.
Replace tofu with a small can of flaked tuna. Place tuna on top of the rice towards the end of cooking to heat through.
Add a few strips of egg omlette instead of tofu. Again, add towards the end of cooking to heat through. A little freshly cracked black pepper added with the sea salt at the end is a nice complement to the egg.
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