Vegetarian Cashew Fried Rice

Brown rice is a staple in our cupboard. Because it contains the side hulls and bran, it’s higher in fiber, provides multiple vitamins and minerals and is easier for your body to process than white rice. It also is lower on the glycemic index. As a result, we’re always looking for new ways to fix it. The following recipe is a healthy twist on traditional fried rice, cooked up in canola oil and packed with cashews for extra crunch.

Cashew Fried Rice


Vegetarian Cashew Fried Rice

Serves 4


3 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup chopped cashews
1/4 cup organic canola oil
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 cup frozen or fresh peas, cooked
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped scallions or green onion


1. In wok or large skillet, stir-fry veggies and garlic in oil for about 2 minutes. Stir in rice and soy sauce.

2. Pour out rice mixture, and scramble eggs in the remaining oil (add more oil if needed).

3. When eggs are cooked, add back in rice mixture and cashews; mix thoroughly.


About Diet Diva

Joanne Eglash,’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including, Natural Health magazine, Shape magazine, Success magazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site,, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.

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