Seaweed Fried Rice


seaweed fried rice

Seaweed Fried Rice

This is a simple yet tasty Seaweed Fried Rice packed with crushed roasted nori or seaweed snacks that were pan-fried until lightly golden, sesame seeds, veggies, and tofu. This fried rice recipe is also easy to customize – feel free to add vegetables and protein of your choice for a complete meal ready in less than 20 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Course Main Course

Cuisine Asian, Chinese, East Asian, Fusion, Japanese

Ingredients  

  • 1 pack seaweed snack or nori (5g/0.17oz pack)
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp neutral oil (avocado, sunflower, etc)
  • 1 green onion white and green parts separated
  • 1 small bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables , I used a frozen mix of peas, carrots, corn
  • 3.5 oz smoked tofu or extra firm pressed tofu
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups cooked and cooled rice
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce to taste
  • 2 tsp dark mushroom soy sauce for colour (optional)
  • Drizzle sesame oil

To Serve

  • More crushed seaweed for topping
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  • Green onions for garnish

Instructions 

  • Crush the seaweed into smaller pieces.

  • Heat a large wok of pan over medium heat.

  • If using raw sesame seeds, toast this on the pan or wok until lightly toasted.

  • Add 1 tbsp cooking oil. Add the crushed seaweed and toast the seaweed until lightly brown. Remove from the pan.

  • In the same pan of wok, add more oil as needed.

  • Sauté the white parts of the green onion. Add the garlic and diced bell pepper. Cook until aromatic and tender.

  • Sauté the veggies and tofu or other vegetables and protein you’re using.

  • Season with some salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Add the leftover rice. Break apart any large chunks.

  • Season the rice with soy sauce and dark soy sauce (if using, to color). Mix well until the rice is coated.

  • Allow the rice to cook for 2-3 minutes on medium high.

  • Add in the seaweed-sesame mix. Mix well and season to taste, if needed. Add some sesame oil, if desired.

  • Garnish with some green onions, sesame seeds, and more crushed seaweed, if desired. Serve while hot. Enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL INFO

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5970IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3mg

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