I know I post mostly sweets on this blog. I feel that it is easier to get a snacks or meal made by someone else that is free of all the things I avoid, but cookies and other sweets are not as easy to find. My allergic child can have nightshades so I do buy store bought gluten-free treats. I just can’t eat them since most contain potato starch.
I like making this with leftover chicken and rice. Making it a fast meal during the week. When I first started making this I would replace the sesame oil with olive. It was good without it so those avoiding sesame replace it with the oil of your choice. I have come to realize one of the things I like about this is the sesame oil.
I use frozen veggies I get at Aldi and often add other veggies that I have in the fridge or freezer. I like to add corn and green beans. In the pictures you will see that I was out of carrots when I made this batch of fried rice. This recipe can easily be doubled and reheats well for leftovers the next day. You can also replace the protein with another, or leave it out and add even more vegetables. Also if you want to replace the rice with a riced vegetable that works too.
The holidays would not be complete without green bean casserole. When we first went dairy and gluten free we went many years without this holiday staple. Then I learned to make a roux and I started making this casserole again without the French Fried Onions. And then, ALDI started making gluten free french fried onions and holidays dinner was complete!
Personally I like it if the green beans are still a little crunchy so I use fresh beans. Using can or frozen beans is fine too. The other ingredient that can be changed around is the onions. I like using dried chopped onions, the ones you get in the spice isle. These make me think more of the dried onion soup mix that I used before we started our gallery journey.
I hope this recipe helps make your holidays complete. – SB