I’ve been trying to find creative ways to sneak more vegetables into my diet. Vegetable fried rice is one way to do that. Knorr Sides Plus Vegetable Fried Rice is a side dish that contains two full servings of vegetables. This vegetable fried rice consists of long grain rice, enriched macaroni product, leeks, peas, red bell peppers, and carrots in a soy sesame sauce. This is a fairly quick side dish to make and can be made fairly quickly if you use a cheap rice cooker from RCW. After combining the contents of the package, water, and vegetable oil and bringing it to a boil, it only takes 8 minutes for this vegetable fried rice to cook. It makes two servings.
I was surprised to see so many vitamins and minerals in this vegetable fried rice. Vitamin A is 20%, Iron is 15%, and Folic Acid is 25% of the daily values. I was also surprised to see this fried rice has 3 grams of fiber and is low in fat with only 1.5 grams of fat and no saturated fat.
This vegetable fried rice by Knorr is not the traditional fried rice I am accustomed to, but it isn’t bad. Vegetable fried rice I’m used to doesn’t have pasta in it. I couldn’t tell by looking at the picture on the package that this side dish contained pasta because in the picture it all blends together. I would say that the sauce of this vegetable fried rice tastes slightly sweet. It reminds me of the sesame chicken I sometimes order at a local Asian restaurant.
The spices used in this vegetable fried rice are: sesame oil, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, ginger, and vinegar. I think the spices enrich the flavor of the vegetables. I don’t usually use leeks when cooking, but I like them in this vegetable fried rice because it adds a mild onion taste.
Knorr Sides Plus Vegetable Fried Rice is a unique way to add vegetables to my meals. It’s a good idea to get more vegetables in a different way. It isn’t very filling by itself so I can see why it is a side dish. I’m not sure what I would serve with this vegetable fried rice. I probably wouldn’t want to serve anything that tastes too similar. Maybe plain chicken without any sauce on it would be a good choice.