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Vanilla Infused Fried Rice {The Recipe Redux}

Vanilla Infused Fried Rice with Kale and Peppers @RunninSrilankan

Last Month, I posted a recipe for Honey- Lemon Chicken with Wasabi-Avocado Cream Sauce & Vanilla Infused Rice.

This month, The Recipe Redux challenged it’s members to “ReDux the leftovers” of an existing dish (already on our blogs) resulting in a “Two for One” recipe. Or, come up with a new recipe and demonstrate how it can be made into a second meal.

And, just about every week of every month, we do leftovers in our house. Sometimes, the leftovers are just heated up and eaten for a couple of days, like in this Lentil & Spinach Stew. And, sometimes, the leftovers are changed up entirely – resulting in something totally different, like in this recipe today.

Peppers and eggs

I often make a huge batch of vanilla infused rice – to be eaten as a side. But, when the main dish I made to eat it with is done, I rescue some of that vanilla infused rice from my daughter (who loves to eat it plain with tomato paste) and turn it into fried rice. With some peppers, kale and beans thrown in – it becomes a quick and easy, one skillet meal.

Peppers and eggs and kale

Now, you might be skeptical about the whole vanilla infusion thing with eggs and all – don’t worry, so was I at first. This recipe came about because, one day when my daughter asked me for fried rice, I was just too lazy to whip up a fresh batch of rice to make fried rice with. As I had some vanilla infused rice on hand, I used that – the resulting dish was not overly scented with vanilla – in fact, you could hardly say it was in there. But yet, it was different to the fried rice recipes I have come up with with plain rice. Just like the subtle flavor vanilla lends to a chocolate cake, it didn’t overpower this recipe – just subtly enhanced the flavor of it. I used peppers, kale and beans in this recipe, but I am thinking, you could use any combination of veggies you prefer – the result will still be a delicious and easy, one skillet meal!

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Vanilla Infused Fried Rice with Peppers and Kale @RunninSrilankan

 

Vanilla Infused Fried Rice

Vanilla Infused Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 1 orange pepper chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1/2 cup cannellini beans
  • 2 cups Vanilla Infused Rice
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to coat the bottom of a frying pan or wok
  2. Add the onion and garlic and saute about 15 minutes, stirring constantly
  3. Add the peppers and saute another 5 minutes, make a well in the middle of the peppers
  4. And, add the eggs and stir till cooked through
  5. Add the Vanilla Infused Rice and Tamari and paprika and stir till mixed through
  6. Add the kale and cannellini beans and let cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring frequently
  7. Serve warm
  8. **Nuts would make a wonderful topping**

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

That's such a fun challenge Shashi! And vanilla, now that's not something that you often see with fried rice but I don't see why not! :D

Bam's Kitchen

Monday 23rd of March 2015

Bright and vibrant with loads of flavour and colour. I like how you used lots of veggies and just a little bit of rice. Gorgeous photos and sharing everywhere, of course!

Arman @ thebigmansworld

Monday 23rd of March 2015

Shashi, I need a Shashi board on pinterest- You're recipes are so creative and amazing. My sister will not shut up about making all your beet recipes!

whiskandshout

Monday 23rd of March 2015

What a cool idea! I love the ratio of veggies to rice, lots of healthy goodies in here :)

Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

Monday 23rd of March 2015

This is such a gorgeous and creative dish! Love the vanilla infused rice!