Indonesian Fried Rice

Prep: 30 minutes (cooked rice needed) Cook: 15 minutes


I always have plenty of leafy greens growing in my garden and I love curried food, so this is a perfect fast meal for a busy day.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup leafy greens, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped


In a blender jar, combine onion, garlic, and curry powder. Blend for 1 minute. (Mixture will be lumpy.) Set aside. In a wok or large pan, saute celery in 1/2 cup water for 5 minutes. Add onion-curry mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add greens, peas, green onions and soy sauce. Cook and stir for about 5-10 minutes depending on greens used. Stir in cooked rice and heat through. Serve hot, garnished with chopped cucumber.

HELPFUL HINTS: "Leafy greens" are spinach, mustard greens, watercress, kale, chard, beet greens, etc.