Steak Fajita Fried Rice
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!
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.
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!