Leftovers are my best friend. Really though. They are a lifesaver. It is pretty unrealistic to think that every night of the week and every day for lunch you will make yourself a fresh meal. For those of us who are busy and in a time crunch, having quick solutions for healthy and satisfying meals is key.
What I like to do is make a big batch of brown rice/quinoa/wild rice mix at the beginning of the week, and use it to make a variety of meals throughout the work week. So, meet one of my favourite “leftover” meals, my Nori Fried Rice. Nori Fried Rice is packed with flavour, and is so comforting in this chilly weather.
So, here are the ingreds:
- 2 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
- 2 cups of brown rice (I used a really yummy Sprouted Rice and Quinoa Blend from TruRoots.)
- Coarse sea salt
- 2 sheets nori seaweed
- 2 – 3 tbsp soy sauce (if we are being real I put more like 4… I like salt haha)
- 1 tsp black sesame seeds
- 8 green onions (scallions), white and light green parts only. Thinly sliced.
Okies dokes. This is super easy, so let’s get started.
Step 1: Get your day-old rice out of the fridge, or cook up some rice & follow the directions on the package.
Step 2: Heat olive oil in large pan over medium-high heat
Step 3: First add the onions then the rice on top and a big pinch of salt and cook 2 -3 minutes (stirring) until all warm and justttttt barely starting to brown.
Step 4: Cut up the nori seaweed into little strips and add it along with the soy sauce and sesame seeds. Stir together and you are done!
Enjoy my Nori Fried Rice as a tasty lunch or dinner any day of the week. 🙂