The pros: Quick, easy, fast, microwaveable. Trader Joe’s Vegetable Fried Rice has a different assortment of veggies than standard fried rice. I’ve never had edamame in fried rice before.
The cons: Low protein. Most fried rice contains at least some scrambled egg, while this had none. This would be a good side dish but would need something added to become a main dish.
The verdict: This one was just ok with me. I honestly preferred the Trader Joe’s Chicken Fried Rice over this (and yes, even though it contained almost no chicken). It was good with a a very different blend of veggies, but sometimes if you crave the stuff from the Chinese restaurant, you’ll want to stick with Trader Joe’s Chicken fried rice.
The bag in the freezer section will set you back $2.69 and this is what you get:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
After 4 minutes in the microwave:
What did I think about this? It wasn’t a bad dish, I just didn’t love the veggie combination. I was truly looking for a bag of fried rice that would remind me of my favorite thing to get at the Chinese food restaurant. If you would enjoy edamame, corn, carrots, peas, onions, and peppers in your fried rice you’ll like this. I was looking for a more traditional take. So I won’t be buying this again. Do I think you should avoid this? No, just keep in mind the flavors you like and the veggie combinations you and your family will eat and go from there.
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