Fried Rice – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

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Serves 3


Fried Rice

8 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

11 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups microwaveable rice (try brown rice for a healthier option)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil – optional, but recommended
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar – optional
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger – optional


  1. First, cook some instant brown rice in the microwave.
  2. Crack some eggs in a bowl, then add garlic powder, low sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Beat it all together.
  3. Pour the cooked rice in a large glass bowl, then top it with frozen peas and carrots. Place the bowl in the microwave with a paper plate on top and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Pour in the egg mixture, stir and then cook it again for about 2 minutes.
  5. Let it slightly cool, then stir it up and enjoy.


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