Healthy vegetable rice

Healthy Vegetable Rice

This vegetable rice is a dish I made on the fly. Not wanting to serve my white rice and stew with slaw, I decided to incorporate the slaw in the rice which eliminates the mayo or other dressing, meaning fewer calories. It is packed full of nutrients and pretty.

Rice is a staple in my home. It is my go-to food ingredient when I’m lost for what to cook, in a hurry, busy, low on groceries or countless other reasons. Most of all we love rice and its easy to eat. I have so many rice dishes here and many more to come. Some are made with leftover rice, see my 12 Awesome dishes made with leftover rice.

Healthy vegetable rice

Healthy vegetable rice is an excellent way to hide vegetables from children and even adults who don’t like veggies. Also if you need to increase your vegetable intake, this is perfect. Similar to my cabbage rice made with leftover rice, this is a lovely way to use up leftover rice and make a nutritious dish out of it.

You can vary the ratio of rice to vegetables depending on your taste or needs which makes it perfect for a diabetic or a weight watcher. You will need to cut and shred the vegetables finely in order to blend well with the rice.

Besides adding nutrients to the rice, the vegetables are there to also add flavour but you will still need a stew, sauce or soup to serve with the rice. I have a green leafy vegetable rice recipe that is also scrumptious.

To prepare Healthy vegetable rice

2 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons vegetabe oil
onions
carrot
cabbage
salt (optional)

Finely chop onion and cabbage, grate the carrot.

Put vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

When hot, add chopped onions and shredded carrot, stir.

shredded carrot in frying pan

Cook until both have softened, do not allow to colour.

Add cabbage and salt, stir well. Don’t add salt if you used salt to cook your rice.

finely chopped vegetables frying

Cook until cabbage is soft.

Pour in rice and stir to coat well with the vegetables.

vegetable rice in frying pan

Cook for 2-3 minutes and take off the heat.

Serve with stew, sauce, soup etc.

Healthy vegetable rice

Healthy vegetable rice

Healthy vegetable rice

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This vegetable rice is made with white rice and shredded vegetables (coleslaw).
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine world
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetabe oil
  • onions
  • carrot
  • cabbage
  • salt (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Finely chop onion and cabbage, grate the carrot.
  • Put vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • When hot, add chopped onions and shredded carrot, stir.
  • Cook until both have softened, do not allow to colour.
  • Add cabbage and salt, stir well. (Don't add salt if you used salt to cook your rice).
  • Cook until cabbage is soft.
  • Pour in rice and stir to coat well with the vegetables.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes and take off the heat.

Notes

  • Serve with stew, sauce, soup etc.
Keyword leftover rice, rice and slaw

If you enjoyed my Healthy Vegetable Rice, you will also enjoy my Cabbage rice (Cabbage fried rice), Green Leafy vegetable rice, Fish curry leaf rice and Nigerian green curry rice.

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3 Comments

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  2. This Kponmo na wa!! Its all I could see. This rice recipe is great for increasing veggie consumption for kids. I first noticed you on WEW. Your recipes are great for busy people like me. So simple.

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