Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Leftover Brown Rice with Peas and Pomegranates

5 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 7 Comments

So the night I was sick we ordered chinese food for dinner and with Chinese food comes leftover rice. You know the rice that comes on the side of every menu item that no one ever seems to eat because you ordered fried rice or noodles on the side anway? Yea, that rice. The stuff that usually gets tossed.

Well I like to look at it as someone just delivered me cooked rice and says, “Here, make something.”

So I did…

Leftover Brown Rice with Peas and Pomegranates

Yesterday when I was feeling better and The Boys were munching on their own leftovers, I used the rice to whip up a quick light lunch. I’ve made a similar dish to this before using bulgur and it always turns out great. Basically this was a super quick single serving version using what I had on hand.

Leftover Brown Rice with Peas and Pomegranates The peas and pomegranate make a great combo visually and tastily!

If pomegranates are new to you check out this old post. Little Guy and I took the leap and tried them about 5 years ago and now we’re both hooked!

Here’s what I did to make the “salad…”

  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • Dash of Garlic Powder
  • Dash of minced onion (or onion powder)
  • 1/4 tsp grown ginger
  • 1 packet of soy sauce or 2 tsp
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Arils

Warm a non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Add all the ingredients except the pomegranates and cook until well blended and warmed through.

Leftover Brown Rice with Peas and Pomegranates  - in skillet

Turn off the heat, add the pomegranate and toss everything together.

Pour onto a plate and enjoy!

Leftover Brown Rice with Peas and Pomegranates  - steam

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
205 2g 7g old: 3.5 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
9g 0g 41g 7g

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    January 1, 2013

    Do you eat the seeds or just suck the juice and spit them out?


    January 1, 2013

    I eat them. You don't even notice in a dish like this with all the fun textures.


    January 1, 2013

    Thank you


    January 1, 2013

    I'm just jealous that your Chinese place actually serves brow rice. When I ordered brown rice (from the only joint in town) they gave me fried rice without the veggies or meat. Yuck. If you have leftover rice, instead of tossing it, just put it in a ziplock, flatten and freeze. Then you've got super quick brown rice and you don't have to buy it again. That's what I have started doing every time I use my rice cooker. And it's come in handy more than once. Happy New Year! And I am doing the dietbet thing with you. Thanks for posting and putting it out there.


    February 27, 2013

    Just made this, DELICIOUS and so easy. I had frozen rice from trader joes. I swear i made this in 10 min. :)


    October 30, 2013

    Which do you like better- this, or the leek, carrot, and cabbage fried rice? :) Have made this many times and absolutely love it. Haven't made the other, I've just had it bookmarked forever.


      October 30, 2013

      This is my fav. I love the pomegranate, pea combo. :)