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No Break-Fast Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Keto Low Carb Vegetarian

Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis, Jorge Cruise-approved

  • Cook Time 5 minutes
  • Serves 2-4
  • Difficulty Easy

What’s a no break-fast breakfast (lunch or dinner)? It means that this meal is approved for intermittent fasters—it won’t break your fast even if you eat it during your fasting window! Yep! That’s right! If you’re wondering if you can eat during intermittent fasting, the answer is yes.

Now that doesn't give you carte blanche to go out and eat anything during your fasting times. You have to be careful to choose foods with few calories, high protein, and healthy fat. But you can enjoy rice on intermittent fasting—here's how!

A No Break-Fast Breakfast

Diet expert Jorge Cruise loves It’s Skinny because it allows intermittent fasters to avoid the hunger and frustration that can sometimes come from first following the diet plan. People often cave to their cravings and throw in the towel before seeing results. It's Skinny helps you stay on track.

Most people know that the secret to weight loss is keeping calories low. So watch processed foods and focus on vegetables and lean protein. But giving up all those favorite foods can leave dieters feeling deprived, and we all know deprivation leads to diet failure.

With intermittent fasting, or “IF,” dieters restrict their eating times or calorie intake during a specific window. For example, they may eat a very restricted calorie diet two days per week and then eat regular meals the other five days. Some who follow IF choose to eat during 4–8-hour windows each day. Meaning you may only eat between the hours of 2-6 pm or between 11 am and 7 pm. Most fasters find a window that they're comfortable with and typically see fantastic results.

Some studies have even shown that IF can reduce inflammation in the body, leaving fasters feeling healthier and more energized.

The fear about IF is that it will leave you hungry, and you'll end up breaking down your willpower and going on an all-out binge. Fortunately, with careful planning and some smart choices (that don't feel like dieting), you can enjoy your favorite foods even following IF.

If you’re wondering if you can have rice on intermittent fasting or if pasta is a possibility on IF—you can!

However, there is a caveat: you need to choose foods with very low calories and carbs. That's where It's Skinny Pasta and It's Skinny Rice save the day! With ZERO net carbs and only 9 calories per pack, you can enjoy a buttery bowl of pasta on intermittent fasting. Or you can start your day satisfied with a bowl of delicious no break-fast breakfast fried rice.

Why It’s Skinny Won’t Break Your Fast

It’s Skinny is high in a special type of fiber called glucomannan. This fiber is known for keeping you full and helping your blood sugar stay steady. If you’re trying to make it from meal to meal, a nice bowl of It’s Skinny Pasta can be a dream come true.

It’s Skinny has only 9 calories per pack. Because it’s high in fiber, it has ZERO net carbs. So even though you’re eating and your body feels full, you aren’t getting weighed down by calories or carbohydrates.

What gives It’s Skinny its impressive stats? It’s all thanks to a little-known ingredient called konjac. The konjac root has been used in Asian cooking for many years, but only recently has it taken off in the United States. The root is similar to a turnip, a little like a potato, and kind of close to a radish. It’s not the prettiest vegetable in the garden patch, but it’s pretty amazing!

When we use konjac root to make pasta that not only tastes like traditional pasta but is easier to prepare and better for your diet. It's Skinny comes in four shapes—perfect for lightening up any of your go-to favorites.

Try It’s Skinny:

  • Rice
  • Spaghetti
  • Fettuccine
  • Angel Hair

Can’t decide? We also have a great variety pack perfect for It's Skinny newbies. You can try all the varieties to find your favorite It's Skinny choice.

To use It's Skinny, you simply open the pack, give it a rinse, and toss it in the pan with your protein and sauce. It's Skinny heats up in 1-2 minutes, and you're ready to enjoy a delicious meal that won't break your fast!

A bowl filled with breakfast-style fried rice mixed with eggs, diced squash, green onions, and It's Skinny rice.

Questions About No Break-Fast Easy Fried Rice

Are you ready to try this delicious take on takeout? If you haven't tried It's Skinny before, you might have a few questions. We have answers to make your meal prep easy-peasy!

Can I Eat This at Any Time?

We call this a no break-fast meal because it won’t break your fast (and it’s certainly delicious in the morning). But the truth is you can enjoy fried rice any time! Of course, anyone who's warmed up some leftover fried rice in the morning knows that it's a great, savory breakfast, but with eggs and vegetables, this is a satisfying mid-day meal, a delicious pre-workout snack, or a satisfying dinner (even if you aren't on IF).

We love this no break-fast fried rice because it keeps dieters honest. As in, you don't have to feel guilty that you're breaking your commitment to IF. You're still on the plan, and you're still getting to enjoy a yummy dish that will keep you full. It's a win-win!

Can I Add Protein to this Fried Rice?

We adore shrimp fried rice, chicken fried rice, and even pork fried rice. You can certainly ramp up this fried rice with your favorite protein (it's great for using up leftovers). If you want to keep it vegetarian, you could also add some cooked tofu to the rice.

One important note—if you add additional ingredients, this dish may not still have "no break-fast" status. This dish would still be perfect during your non-fasting times and would be a yummy low-carb, keto-friendly, and vegetarian dinner.

Can I Change the Vegetables in this Breakfast Fried Rice?

Like the protein, the vegetables in this breakfast fried rice won't be carbohydrate-heavy enough to break you out of your fast. However, it's crucial to go light on the veggies, particularly the peas. We don't add carrots or corn to this rice because they're higher in carbohydrates and sugars.

If you'd rather skip some of the vegetables in this dish, it's perfectly okay. Just use what you have on hand. To get a more authentic fried rice texture, you can turn up the heat and sauté the rice and veggies a little longer until they get crisp.

Make It’s Skinny Breakfast Fried Rice

Ready to make this delicious and satisfying no break-fast breakfast fried rice? There's no time like the present. So jump on in and enjoy this dish in no time. This recipe cooks up fast and satisfies you quickly, perfect fuel for a busy morning or any time of day!

 

Watch Chef Michele make this quick, healthy, no-break fast fried rice recipe on YouTube!

NUTRITION INFORMATION FOR NO BREAK-FAST FRIED RICE

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Ingredients

  • Rice | It's Skinny
  • 1 pack of It’s Skinny Rice
  • 1 tablespoon of ghee, butter, olive oil, or avocado oil
  • ½ cup chopped squash, spinach, peas, or broccoli
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon of soy sauce
  • ¼ cup scallions

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