Rice is basically a staple in my diet. I love rice, always have and always will. For some reason, there is always leftover rice. Growing up, there was always rice, and now in our home, there is always rice. There's always the perpetual question of what to do with it. So, what to do with it? Well, you can toss it for one. Which, if it was more than a couple of days I would totally do. (My thoughts on left over food will come another day, but long story short, I'm not a fan). You can eat it plain with some veggies. Toss it with some quinoa. Or you can turn it into fried rice! This traditional Gujurati (a sub-area of India) fried rice dish was one of my favorites growing up. It's pretty simple in the fact that you can add whatever veggies you want, and then just saute it in some cumin and mustard seed.
I took it up a notch by mashing some avocado in this dish. Avocado is an amazing little fruit. Packed with healthy fats and proteins, its a great addition to any dish. From an Ayurvedic perspective, avocados are great for almost anyone depending on what's going on. They're nice and cooling for the pittas, and super grounding for the vatas. It's also great to help for anyone with dry conditions--great source of healthy oils for the body. If you have a dry or even irritated GI tract, avos are great to help with that as well.
This dish is super easy to make. Whether you have some rice in the fridge, or you're whipping up a new batch, this really won't take long at all!
PS I absolutely love putting fresh fennel root into this dish. I unfortunately, just didn't have any when I made this. Bon Apetite!