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Old 02-07-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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As I was throwing together a quick pork fried rice last night I started wondering about making a "fried rice" with no meat - just rice, eggs and veggies - made me curious - what else could I use for flavor. I am very careful with Soy sauce - can cause my hands to swell - the 2 tablespoons I used last night was okay but what else could I use to season the rice and dish? I'd probably use my "trinity" cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, carrots and peas are a given. Suggestions?
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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How about a touch of sesame oil?
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I don't know if it'll give you the same hand-swelling problem, but I find oyster sauce to be super-flavorful.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I use ginger, garlic, a couple of drops of rooster sauce, and sesame oil. I always put in water chestnuts.

If you haven't used sesame oil before, you don't cook with it. It is sprinkled on at the end.

If budget isn't an issue, you could toss in a couple of cashews.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:47 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I like all of the above, plus some fresh bean sprouts. Sugar snap peas are good too. Sesame oil is so flavorful, just add a drop or two at the end.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I make vegetable fried rice all of the time, I use broccoli slaw, onions, water chestnuts, peas, Sometimes I add shrimp to it, or chicken. I have added pineapple to it too. Why does the soy sauce make your hands swell? From the MSG? I use jasmine rice BTW. I also add garlic and ginger to it with soy sauce. I sauté the vegetables in olive oil first, then add the cooked rice.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:30 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Sometimes I make barley or another grain & make a fried barley dish instead of fried rice.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:27 PM
 
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You could switch to fish sauce rather than soy sauce. It's gluten free and very flavorful and might solve the problem with your hands.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:33 PM
 
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Peanuts and chiles are good in fried rice.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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I make vegetable fried rice all of the time, I use broccoli slaw, onions, water chestnuts, peas, Sometimes I add shrimp to it, or chicken. I have added pineapple to it too. Why does the soy sauce make your hands swell? From the MSG? I use jasmine rice BTW. I also add garlic and ginger to it with soy sauce. I sauté the vegetables in olive oil first, then add the cooked rice.
lubby, I'm not sure its the Soy sauce - I watch MSG carefully as I've heard of nasty side effects - but I have noticed when I eat things with Soy Sauce my rings are tighter afterwards.
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