Brazilian-Style Fried Rice (Mexidinho)
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Brazilian
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Serves: 4
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3-4 eggs (about 1 egg per person)
  • 2 cups cooked rice (or another grain)
  • 1 cup chopped or small vegetable, frozen is fine (e.g., peas, chopped spinach, broccoli florets, corn, chopped tomatoes)
  • 1 cup of optional add-ins: beans or legumes, diced already-cooked meat or tofu, grated cheese, leftover cooked vegetables, I’ve even added leftover stuffing (see picture)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large frying pan, melt the butter. Add the eggs and scramble in the pan until just starting to solidify, about 1 minute. Add in the rice and stir until starting to warm, about 1 minute. Add in vegetables and any other add-ins. Mix until everything is warm. Salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe by The Balanced Kitchen at