Spicy Kale and Coconut Fried Rice

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Ingredients (2 serves) :

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or quality high-heat oil such as avocado oil

  • 2 eggs, whisked together with a dash of salt

  • 2 big cloves garlic, pressed or minced

  • ¾ cup chopped green onions (about 1 bunch)

  • Optional: 1 cup chopped vegetables, like capsicum, carrot or Brussels sprouts

  • 1 medium bunch kale,chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • ¾ cup large unsweetened coconut flakes

  • 2 cups cooked and chilled brown rice

  • 2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce

  • 1 lime, halved

  • Handful fresh coriander, for garnish

Method

  1. Heat a large wok, cast iron skillet or non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot enough that a drop of water sizzles on contact, add 1 teaspoon oil and swirl the pan to coat the bottom. Pour in the eggs and cook, stirring frequently, until the eggs are scrambled and lightly set. Transfer the eggs to your empty bowl. Wipe out the pan if necessary with a paper towel.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and add the garlic, green onions and optional additional vegetables. Cook until fragrant or until the vegetables are tender, stirring frequently, for 30 seconds or longer. Add the kale and salt. Continue to cook until the kale is wilted and tender, stirring frequently, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the contents of the pan to your bowl of eggs. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Pour in the coconut flakes and cook, stirring frequently, until the flakes are lightly golden, about 30 seconds.

  3. Add the rice to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice is hot, about 3 minutes. Pour the contents of the bowl back into the pan, breaking up the scrambled egg with your spatula or spoon. Once warmed, remove the pan from the heat. Add the tamari, chili garlic sauce and juice of ½ lime. Stir to combine.

  4. Taste, and if it’s not fantastic yet, add another teaspoon of tamari or a pinch of salt, as needed. Slice the remaining ½ lime into wedges, then divide the fried rice into individual bowls. Garnish with wedges of lime and a sprinkling of torn coriander, with jars of tamari, chili garlic sauce and/or red pepper flakes on the side, for those who might want more.

** For males or physically active females, add an additional 1/2 cup rice.