Whole-y fried rice

In this recipe we'll show you how to make a healthy and delicious whole food fried rice without any oil or other refined ingredients, making it more nutrient dense and less energy dense. 

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 200 g or 1 cup of brown rice

  • 100 g of raw kidney beans or 270 g of drained canned beans (about 1 can)

  • 1/2 head of cabbage

  • 2 small or 1 big bell pepper

  • 1 small onion

  • 100 g of carrot

  • 1 small piece of ginger

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • soy sauce or salt (unsweetened)

  • curry powder or masala



  1. Cook rice and beans. (if you don't use raw ingredients)

  2. Chop up all remaining ingredients very finely and put aside.

  3. Take out a big pan, preferably a wok.

  4. Add just enough water to the pan to stir-fry the garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for 1 minute on medium high.

  5. Add carrot and onion and stir-fry up to 5 minutes, if you want to cook them soft.

  6. Add a small splash of water once water evaporates or once ingredients have a tendency to start sticking to the pan.

  7. Add bell pepper. Keep stirring continuously for a minute or 2. If nothing sticks, then don't need to add water. (bell pepper contains lots of water)

  8. Add cabbage and stir-fry for 1 or 2 minutes more. Cabbage also contains a lot of water so if nothing sticks, don't add water.

  9. Add rice and beans and mix well. 

  10. Add soy sauce or salt and continue to cook on a medium high flame. Don't add water at this stage because that will turn the rice mushy. Remove the pan from the heat whenever it sticks and you can't keep up. Just keep stirring the whole time.

  11. Add curry powder or masala and mix well.

  12. Serve and enjoy your delicious and wholesome fried rice.