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Coconut-veggie fried brown rice is a healthier spin on takeout

Jazz up that boring fried rice, and infuse it with tons of flavor from garlic, red chilies, cilantro and lime while keeping things super healthy.

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This easy dish is a healthier spin on the classic, with brown rice and flavorful additions. The fresh vegetables are lightly pan-fried in coconut oil for a completely delicious gluten-free meal that’s perfect for your hungry family.

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Gluten-free coconut-veggie fried rice recipe

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes


For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

For the fried rice

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup sweet peas
  • 1/4 cup diced carrots
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cups instant or homemade brown rice
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

For garnish

  • Sliced red chili peppers
  • Fresh lime wedges
  • Fresh cilantro


  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce, and mix well. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Heat a wok or a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the coconut oil and the vegetables, and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. Crack each egg into the wok, and stir continuously until the eggs are scrambled, about 1 – 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the brown rice, drizzle with the soy sauce mixture, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat, and stir in the shredded coconut.
  6. Divide the fried rice among the plates, and garnish with red chilies, lime and cilantro. Best served warm.
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