This easy healthy fried rice can be made start-finish-cleanup within 30 minutes, and is the perfect dish to upscale so you have a few dinners at once.

Easy Healthy 30 minute Fried Rice | With school started, I’m always on the lookout for healthy food that takes under 30 minutes to eat and can be scaled up. I’ve been making this fried rice recipe and it tastes delicious on the day of, after the fridge, and survives reheats great. You can easily make it vegetarian/ vegan by substituting the sausage with an vegetarian/vegan alternative sausage.

In order to make this dish healthier, I try to pack in lots of fiber by using a multi-grain rice instead of white rice. White rice is delicious, but this multi-grain rice is actually very yummy too. I’ve been eating it at home since I was a teenager (possibly one of my mom’s greatest finds at the supermarket).

Easy Healthy 30 minute Fried Rice | The only different thing between this rice and white rice, is you have to soak the multi-grain rice for 2 hours (or more) before you cook it in the rice-cooker because it is harder than white rice. The soaking allows the rice to soften up and it comes out chewing and amazing.

You can get multi-grain rice at your local supermarket or online.  At the supermarket, you have the option of A. Making your own whole grain blend (this works well for stores like Sprouts and Whole Foods which sell grains individually in bulk baskets) or B. You can go to your local 99 Ranch or other Chinese supermarket and buy it pre-mixed in the rice section. Look for the super colorful rice. You can also get rice like this on amazon.

Also update, I have some pictures from my recent family trip to Banff and Jasper national parks in Canada!

Lake Moraine at Banff National Parl | My most favorite place in both parks was Lake Moraine (above) in Banff national park. The water was so clear and colorful, I could stand on top of the rock pile by the lake for hours looking at how the colors change under the light. We went canoeing on the lake, and the beautiful blue color is still so vivid blue even in the deepest parts of the lake. By far one of the most magical places I’ve ever been! It reminded me of Nine Rivers Valley in China, which is also up there in my favorite lake watching spots.

Spirit Island at Jasper National Park | Spirit Island at Jasper National Park was a runner up in my favorite spots on this visit. I loved the light blue water, how clear it was, and those beautiful pine trees that line the entire Island.

Morning Rays at Banff National Park | Since we started our mornings early the week we were in the parks, we caught sights like above on our morning drive. It was so beautiful, and the clouds so low making shadows on the mountains.

Squirrel at Banff National Park | There were also a lot of these little guys in the park. Squirrels at Banff were so friendly, they ran right up to people and gnawed at the bottom of people’s sneakers!

This family trip to Banff and Jasper was one of the most amazing trips we’d taken so far, and I highly recommend both parks if you go!

Easy Healthy Fried Rice

Easy Healthy Fried Rice


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 12 oz cooked sausages (I used 4 links of Trader Joe's Chicken Herb)
  • 2 cups frozen vegetable mix (broccoli, green beans, corn, carrot, peas)
  • 2 stalks green onion
  • 1 inch piece ginger, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 4 cups day-old rice (multi-grain or white rice)
  • 1-2 tsp salt (to taste. I used 1 tsp)


  1. The day before, soak the multi-grain rice in water for 2 hours and then cook with your ricecooker. If you use white rice you can skip the soaking part.
  2. Chop green onion, garlic, and ginger. Chop sausage links into round slices.
  3. Add oil to pot on medium high heat. After 1 - 2 minutes (when the oil has heated up) add sausages and cook till slightly browned on each side.
  4. Push sausages to one side of the pot and add green onion, onion, garlic, and ginger. Let sizzle until aromatic.
  5. Add frozen vegetables and stir everything together to cook. Add cooked rice and stir until well incorporated and hot. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  6. Serve hot!


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