Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simple Fried Rice with Kale

Posted by 8 years ago 17 Comments

Another kale idea for you. This week I do a semi-quick video while making dinner. Did they like it? Did they eat the kale? Well I’ll tell you, the husband enjoyed it but you’ll have to watch the video to hear the 4 year old’s take. ;~P

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    March 2, 2010

    I've never had kale before...I don't know if I am brave enough! lol :) Cute video, your son is adorable! :)

    Krista S.

    March 2, 2010

    I love making "fried" rice, too! I am totally stealing the kale idea. Looks and sounds delish.


    March 2, 2010

    hi roni!!! just watched ur video and ryan is soo cute and i will def try that fried rice..and about ur request about kale soups ive made one that i found on the food network its a rachael ray receipe of lentil stoup the link is its really good my family loves it..and u can even use spinach if ur not a fan of the kale


    March 3, 2010

    Regarding kale and soup: last weekend I made a potato soup (no recipe - just through some ingredients together from a couple different soup recipes I've used before) and added kale to it. I really liked it. I like the Zuppa Tuscano soup at Olive Garden and recently learned it has kale in it, so that was my inspiration to what I made. Where did you find that big bag of kale?


    March 3, 2010

    Lori - I found it at my local Safe-way. Not sure if you have them by you.


    March 3, 2010

    Your fried rice looks good. I finally searched what kale is called in Finnish and I'll have to see if I can find it. You mentioned that once you have the oven on you like to use it as much as possible. I don't know if you like granola, but here is a Lazy Granola recipe that bakes the granola overnight. I reduced the oil, brown sugar and honey last time and it was still good.


    March 3, 2010

    You are so cute and I absolutely love these videos!! Another great resource is They have a full database of recipes that are all 360 calories or less!! I love that you are providing us with great tips and recipe ideas! Keep them coming....


    March 3, 2010

    Those big bags of kale were on sale at our local supermarket for $0.99 apiece last week so we bought two! Lucky us, although there were still big pieces of the stalks inside that we had to pick out. I added it to my turkey lentil soup yesterday and it was great! Your fried rice idea looks delicious


    March 3, 2010

    love it! :) great idea chopping the kale up - i think that trick will work on my 28 year old husband just like it did on ryan ;) two quick random questions (apparently I'm fixated on "skin" today...)! 1 - i always keep an onion in the fridge for the week like you do as well - but i always peel the entire skin off after the first time i use it. does it keep better if you keep the skin on, or is that just a personal preference thing? :) 2 - when you freeze the ginger - do you peel the leather skin off first? or do you freeze it like that and just grate it with the skin on? :) Thanks!


    March 3, 2010

    It should, it worked on my 34 year old one. ;) As for the onion, I have always just left on. Not sure if it helps. And I used to peel the ginger but now I just wash and freeze. Call me lazy but when you grate you can't tell the difference. Hope that helps!


    March 4, 2010

    Thanks! Yep that's perfect! :) I loved your answer on the ginger - I haven't bought it because it looks so hard to peel, so "just wash and freeze" was totally the answer I was hoping for! :) Can't wait to meet you in two weeks! :) Wooohoo for FitBloggin! :)

    Laura Malis

    March 4, 2010

    We use kale all the time -- particularly in winter. Simplest. Steam it and douse it in balsamic vinegar. We like it!!!

    Mary Ryan

    March 5, 2010

    Speaking of kale....I made the Salmon & Asian Kale for one for lunch today. It was sinfully wonderful. I didn't use the wasabi, just fresh ground pepper on the salmon, but the aroma of the sesame oil and fresh ginger was mouth-watering and since I love soy sauce, that was the icing on the cake. (I am allergic to all shellfish, peanuts, treenuts and oils so I haven't had Chinese food since 1992. Therefore your kale fried rice will also be made very soon.)


    March 5, 2010

    Hi! Thanks so much for this recipe! For myself, I use BRAGG's Liquid Aminos as an alternative soy sauce. Love it! Really, I'm not pushing any sort of advertisement, though I am Asian so I use a ton of soy sauce in my everyday meals (okay not a ton, gotta lower that sodium intake :D) but this has a ton less sodium and I honestly think it has a better flavor.

    Katie Johnson

    March 11, 2010

    What a sweet response from Ryan. Thanks for working with the Kale, I've been excited to find that I like it. I too am interested in a Kale soup video. I love how you look up and to the side when you're searching for a word. I do that all the time and it looks so HUMAN! Makes me laugh.

    Karen Chatters

    May 19, 2010

    I tried it and I thought it was quite yummy. My husband, who thinks that iceberg lettuce is one of the greatest foods ever, thought the kale was too strong flavored and picked it all out. Oh well, guess I'll be eating the rest of the kale on my own.


    January 28, 2011

    Regarding Kale. Kale is very high in antioxidents, and fights cancer. It is one of the top greens you can eat as it has so rich in many different vitiams. We eat it at least once a week. I buy it fresh from Publics (FL) or in the bag. The fresh to me is the best. Bag is the easiest. I do not cut mine into small pieces when I purchase it fresh. Just take the leaves and break of the end of the stalk and wash good and throw in boiling water,onion & vinager mixture. It is not bitter at all. I have been eating it since I was a child and that been a long time. I cook kale with a little water, onions, garlic salt, garlic grandular, and onion granular and any other spices you would like, and then I pour in some vinager, I cook it until it has boiled down some. (You can add a little sugar if you want) I stir it up and serve it as a veggie with our meal. It is very tasty. I even have my grandchildren asking for it when the come to visit me. The love it. My 2 year old great grandson loves it as well.