Mexican Fried Rice with a subtle sweet and smoky flavor of chipotle and the beautiful color of turmeric, gives the ultimate quick and easy lunch or side dish!
Course: Breakfast & Lunch, Side Dish
Keyword: fried rice, mexican rice
Author: Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice
1carrotcut into matchsticks
1small yellow onionfinely chopped
1/4cupred bell pepper50g. semi finely chopped
2cupsleftover cold cooked rice500ml
salt and pepperto taste, I used 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp salt
Make scrambled eggs: Mix eggs with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper. In a skillet on medium high heat, pour the eggs into the pan with a little oil. Make scrambled eggs by folding the eggs with a spatula, and set aside.
Fry the rest: In the same pan fry carrot matchsticks, onion and bell pepper with chipotle paste and the rest of the spices. Fry for a couple of minutes, until vegetables reach your desired softness. I like to cook them for about 5 minutes. Add in rice and frozen peas*. Give it a good mix and then add in eggs. Pour over soy sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Serve: I like to serve this with avocado and a dollop of sour cream. Adding some crunchy tortilla chips and shredded Mexican cheese are also high on my list!
Did you make it? Tag @thegingerwithspice / #gingerwithspice on Instagram, I'd love to see!* Note on the peas: I think using frozen peas are much better than fresh. This is because they retain their firmness and don't get mushy like fresh peas. If you use fresh or canned peas I wouldn't heat them at all.
Serving Size 1/2
Servings Per Container 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424Calories from Fat 62.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.9g11%
Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Trans Fat g
Total Carbohydrate 75.1g25%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g22%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any specific dietary concerns, please consult with your healthcare practitioner.
Find the recipe here: https://www.gingerwithspice.com/mexican-fried-rice-chipotle/