Steak Fajita Fried Rice

Steak Fajita Fried Rice

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This Steak Fajita Fried Rice is so delicious and filling, you can eat a bowl of it as your whole meal (we certainly do!). This recipe was actually developed because we had leftovers we wanted to chef around with.  Transforming leftovers reduces waste, saves money, and shortens cook time! So it’s always great to have some ideas to use them. This is a great way to use leftover Cilantro Lime Rice. That’s what we usually use. We like to make big batches of rice, so we always have some around.  Just add some steak, saute some peppers and onions, and mix it all together to create a quick, savory meal that tastes fantastic!

Steak Fajita Fried Rice in a pan.



The recipe I’ve included here simply calls for cooked brown rice. If you do happen to have some seasoned rice on hand, like one of our recipes, it adds a great depth of flavor. If not, then you might want to add just a bit of seasoning, like cumin and oregano. This is such a quick and easy recipe that you can whip it up any night of the week. Or, you can make a big batch at the beginning of the week and quickly heat it up for lunch or dinner. Rice is great to make in big batches because it doesn’t really take more time or work. It also lasts a long time when refrigerated.

Sliced steak next to sauteed onions and peppers on a white plate for Steak Fajita Fried Rice.

Brown Rice versus White Rice

You can also use regular white rice if you have some. We don’t cook with white rice anymore because brown rice is a more nutritious option. You are welcome to use whatever you prefer. However, brown rice is a much better option in terms of nutrition. Brown rice is actually a whole grain product which means that it is not refined or processed to remove parts of the grain. White rice has the bran and germ removed making it faster and easier to cook but removing a lot of the nutrients. The bran and germ are actually the most nutritious part of the rice, so when they are removed there are very few nutrients left. Brown rice has about four times as much fiber and about twice as much vitamin and mineral content. We recommend using this Goya Brown Rice



Either way, this Steak Fajita Fried Rice is sure to be delicious!

This recipe was featured at Foodie Friday Link Party over at Back to My Southern Roots.

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Steak Fajita Fried Rice
A twist on fried rice using leftover rice, steak, pepper and onion to make Steak Fajita Fried Rice.
Steak Fajita Fried Rice in a pan.
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Steak Fajita Fried Rice in a pan.
Instructions
  1. Slice onion and bell pepper. Season steak with salt and pepper. Cook steak until done and set aside to rest.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and cook onion and bell pepper for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Thinly slice steak. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan and return to medium-high heat. Add rice and egg and cook until rice starts to brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add sliced steak and cooked onion and pepper to rice and stir to combine evenly.
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Bee says:

    I’m so happy I came across this post! I have leftover flank steak sitting in my fridge and needed some inspiration for the leftovers.

    1. That’s exactly how we came up with the idea in the first place! So glad we could help! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday in 2017. Wishing you the very best in 2018 and hope to see you soon.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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