Is Fried Rice Gluten Free?
Fried rice is usually made with regular rice, not gluten-free rice. However, if you order fried rice at a Chinese Food Take-out, there’s a good chance that it may contain gluten.
Soy sauce is used in most restaurants to flavor food. Soy sauce is made from fermented soybeans, which means it contains gluten. So, if you eat fried rice at a Chinese buffet, you should ask whether it was prepared with gluten-free soy sauce.
If you find yourself eating fried rice regularly, you might want to consider switching to a gluten-free diet. You’ll still enjoy the taste of fried rice, but you won’t have any adverse reactions.
Gluten-free Fried Rice Ingredients
Fried rice is a classic Asian dish made with cooked long-grain rice, oil, salt, and whatever else you’d like to throw in there. Some restaurants serve it plain, while others add meat, veggies, or other ingredients. You can easily make your own at home using any combination of rice, oil, salt, and whatever else you’d enjoy adding to it.
In addition, this recipe uses brown rice which has more fiber than white rice.
1 cup uncooked brown rice (I used a mix of basmati and jasmine)
2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
How To Make Fried Rice
This recipe is super easy to make and only requires five basic steps. You’ll find yourself making this tasty dish time after time!
Step 1 – Heat cooking Oil in a Pan
First, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Step 2 – Cook Vegetables
Next, dice your onions, carrots, and green bell peppers and saute them in the hot oil for 5 minutes.
Step 3 – Scramble Eggs
Then, beat your eggs in a bowl and season them with salt and white pepper flakes(optional).
Step 4 – Mix Ingredients Together
Afterward, add the scrambled eggs, frozen peas, garlic, rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and white vinegar to the pan with the veggies. Stir everything together and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 5 – Serve
Finally, serve your delicious gluten-free egg-fried rice topped with fresh cilantro and sliced green onion. Enjoy!
The Taste Test
There’s nothing quite like a bowl of warm, fluffy, savory goodness right out of the oven. And if it’s made with brown rice instead of white rice, it’s even better!
Fried rice is a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or supper. You can eat it plain or add whatever toppings you’d like. It’s a versatile dish that goes well with anything.
My son likes to eat his egg fried rice for breakfast every morning. He especially enjoys it with mushrooms, green onions, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Sometimes we’ll throw in some peas or carrots for extra nutrition.
You can serve this gluten-free egg fry rice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It makes a quick meal any time of the day. A big serving of this healthy rice is only 150 calories per cup. It’s a wonderful choice for weight loss or health maintenance.
Classic Gluten-Free Fried Rice Recipe
This classic gluten-free fried rice recipe is great for those who are trying to avoid gluten. You’ll find that it tastes similar to traditional fried rice but without any wheat flour. Instead, it uses brown rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch to give it a lighter texture.
You can easily vary this recipe by adding additional ingredients such as cooked shrimp, cubed tofu, diced ham, or sliced steak. Just remember to keep the total amount of meat at less than 5% of the total volume of rice.
For added flavor, stir in a little soy sauce, sesame oil, chili paste, or hoisin sauce. Serve with steamed white rice and garnish with green onions, cilantro, or scallions.
This recipe for fried rice is super simple and quick to prepare. You’ll only need five ingredients to make this delicious dish.
To start off, heat a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Next, if you’d like to include scrambled eggs in your fried rice, simply mix beaten eggs into the rice mixture right after adding the soy sauce. Then, continue cooking the rice and stirring frequently.
Once the rice is done, season it with salt and pepper and serve it with cashews, cilantro, and sliced eggs.
Fried rice is delicious, but if you’re trying to lose weight, you may not want to eat it every day. Fried rice is high in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. However, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy it occasionally without worrying about its nutritional value.
The nutrition label shows that the serving size is 4 ounces, which means that you should only eat half of the package at once. You’ll still find plenty of nutrients inside the package, including fiber, protein, and vitamin B6.
You won’t find any trans fats or cholesterol in this dish, either. Instead, you’ll find lots of healthy monounsaturated fats, along with vitamins A and C. There’s also calcium, iron, and potassium inside.
Known Gluten-free Rice Brands
There are several known gluten-free rice brands available. One of the safest options is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Brown Rice. You can find it at grocery stores nationwide. Another great option is Lundberg Family Farms Gluten-Free White Rice. It’s made from organic gluten-free certified flavoured rice mixes grown without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers.
Another option is Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free Long Grain & Wild glutinous Rice flavours. It’s certified gluten-free and has no artificial flavors, preservatives, colorings, or additives.
You can also try Nature Valley Gluten-Free Granola Bars. These bars are made from oats, nuts, dried fruit, and honey. They are certified gluten-free and have no added sugar, salt, or fat.
These are only a handful of safe rice brands. There are plenty more out there. So, if you’re interested in learning more about gluten-free rice, then visit our website today!
Things To Look Out For
Fried rice is a popular street food dish in many countries. Unfortunately, there are lots of hidden dangers associated with eating it. First off, if you are making your own fried tasty rice at home, make sure to buy a certified gluten-free product. You should also avoid buying pre-packaged rice mixes. These products may contain ingredients that are not necessarily gluten-free. Even worse, they might contain gluten-containing ingredients that were accidentally mixed in.
Another danger comes from cross-contamination. Rice taste can become contaminated during harvesting, transportation, and storage. As a result, you run the risk of getting sick from eating it.
Finally, pay attention to rice mixes and labels. Many rice mixes contain ingredients that aren’t necessarily gluten-free, including Asian sauces. Always look out for those types of products.
You should also be aware of restaurants serving fried rice. There are lots of hidden dangers here as well. First off, most restaurants don’t bother to clean their equipment properly. Second, they might serve you rice that was prepared using non-gluten-free ingredients. Finally, they might mix gluten-containing ingredients into the rice.
So, next time you plan to enjoy a bowl of fried rice, make sure to do your research beforehand. Choose certified gluten-free bits of rice mix and make sure to ask questions about the sauce ingredients and seasoning. Also, watch out for cross-contamination and delicious rice mixes.
Fried rice is gluten-free if prepared correctly. But there are certain foods that should not be added to fried rice. These include sauces, meats, lots of vegetable additions, nuts, seeds, dairy, eggs, seafood, shellfish, and any food containing wheat flour. So, if you’re concerned about whether or not fried rice is gluten-free, try asking restaurant staff or ordering plain cooked rice instead.
You might consider buying certified gluten-free rice products whenever possible. You can find them online or at most supermarkets. As well, you can request plain cooked rice at restaurants. Finally, avoid fried rice sold on streets and markets.
Hey'all I'm Amy, a born foodie and diagnosed with celiac disease 7 years ago. I refused to cave into tasteless, boring gulten free food and create my own!
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