Almost Meatless Monday: Egg Drop Soup and Fried Rice

Almost Meatless Monday: Egg Drop Soup and Fried Rice

This summer, I’ve been pretty bad about Meatless Monday and cooking in general.  We’ve been eating a lot of grilled foods, salads and eating out too frequently.

Luckily, I found two recipes and got excited to prepare an Asian inspired vegetarian meal with Egg Drop Soup and Vegetable Fried Rice.  It was a hit and despite the time and mess, when my kids asked for seconds, I was thrilled.

Fried Rice

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven



4 cups rice cooked and chilled

3 Tbsp butter

2 eggs, whisked

2 handfuls of baby carrots, chopped

1 onion chopped

1 cup chopped broccoli

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 green onions, sliced

6 Tbsp soy sauce

1 teaspoon almond oil

salt and pepper


Heat 1/2 tablespoon on butter in large skilled over medium heat.  Add egg and cook until scrambled.  Remove egg and place to the side.

Add 1 tablespoon of butter to skillet and add carrots, broccoli, onion and garlic and salt and pepper and sauté five minutes.

Turn heat to high, add 1 1/2 tablespoon of butter, rice, green onions and soy sauce.  Stir for three minutes and then add egg, oil and remove from heat.


As I was celebrating the success of my meatless meal, it dawned on me that the Egg Drop Soup has a chicken broth base.  I am sure it can be made with a vegetarian broth, although I have not yet been brave enough to experiment.

What are you eating for Meatless Monday?  Let’s keep each other inspired by sharing recipes. 

 You may also enjoy these other Meatless Monday recipes: Roasted Beet and Potato Salad, Corn Curry with Cilantro Mint Yogurt Sauce and Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake. 

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