Nutty Middle Eastern Fried Rice – Gluten and Dairy free


A nutty fried rice complete with vegetables and tofu. I enjoy the flavor even more than Chinese Fried Rice because of the nuttiness. I chose the vegetables that were ready from our garden, but all vegetables work! Just a very interesting gardening side note, we are growing Maestro shelling peas this year and they are the most incredible peas I have ever tasted! Back to the recipe! The peanut butter adds a lot of flavor to the dish. That flavor is what got me hooked. The idea was from ‘I Accidentally Ate the Whole Thing’. That recipe, according to me, was incredibly lacking in vegetable (and instructions). And it was a little lean on the sauce for my tastes. So I made some changes! My dad made a beautiful Chinese chop salad to go with it (hoping to post that soon!). Please enjoy and rate it! P.S, right after adding the egg, it will look like an egg scramble, but the moment you add rice, it will look beautiful again!


Serves: 8
Prep Time: < 2 hour


1 each Large onion, diced
5 each Carrots, diced finely
1 cup Peas, I used a mix of Maestro and Snow peas
1 crown Broccoli, chopped into small pieces
4-5 each Eggs, beaten
2 blocks Firm tofu, sautéed with a little salt and pepper
6 cups Cooked brown rice
8 tablespoons Tamari (GF soy sauce)
5 tablespoons Creamy peanut butter (I used sweetened)
3 cloves Garlic, minced


Step 1:    Run out to your garden and grab vegetables!
Step 2:    Make the sauce. Stir together the Tamari, peanut butter, and garlic until you get a thick, smooth, and creamy sauce.
Step 3:    Splash a generous amount of olive oil into a large nonstick frying pan on high heat.
Step 4:    Add the onion and stir fry until translucent.
Step 5:    Throw in the carrots. At this point, turn the heat to medium and let the veggies get a little brown.
Step 6:    When the carrots are cooked, but still firm, add the peas and broccoli.
Step 7:    Pour in a tablespoon or two of water and cover.
Step 8:    When the broccoli is a little undercooked or perfect, bring the heat back to high and give it a stir.
Step 9:    Throw in the eggs. Move the egg and vegetable mixture around until the egg is cooked and in small pieces.
Step 10: Throw in the tofu and rice and stir it around.
Step 11: Add the sauce and enjoy!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Grandpa Ballard says:

    I am so impressed by this blog. So many recipes sound really delicious. I keep thinking, “I want to come to your house to eat!” This one sounds great!


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