There’s no doubt about it: In the summertime when the weather is hot, I’ve got the outdoors on my mind. In fact, I’d rather be anywhere than cooped up in the kitchen – so I take the kitchen outside.
Hadn’t pegged me for the “roughin’ it” kind of girl? Well, who said anything about roughin’ it? Indoors or outdoors, it all comes down to one thing: good food. Forget hot dogs on the grill – my idea of a portable meal is my famous Camp Fried Rice.
Never thought of making fried rice on the go? Let me blow your mind.
First, it’s an easy way to create a filling, flavourful meal while breaking away from the traditional picnic/ barbecue-style foods. Using a combination of ingredients that can be prepared up to 2 days in advance, plus shelf-stable and frozen goods, it’s a breeze to make – and who doesn’t love a little takeout-style meal when dining under the sun? Here’s how it comes together.
Pre-cooked rice. Load up a large, resealable container with cooked long-grain rice. It will stay fresh in the cooler for about 2 days.
Pre-cut veggies. Chop up your favourite veggies like peppers, carrots and green onions and place them in a zipper-style freezer bag. Before closing, cover veggies with a barely moist paper towel to ensure they do not dry out.
Canned goods. Using shelf-stable products – like canned shrimp – greatly decreases the risk of food contamination when cooking outdoors. Don’t like shrimp? Try canned, flaked chicken or omit the meat completely and go for a delicious vegetarian fried rice.
Frozen EGG Creations. Of course eggs are a staple in fried rice, but transporting them to the campfire can be an exercise in futility. EGG Creations to the rescue!
Burnbrae’s EGG Creations are an excellent source of protein and a source of Omega-3 polyunsaturates. EGG Creations are made from real eggs and are available in two varieties; whole eggs or simply egg whites (which is cholesterol and fat free), with one distinct advantage: they are effortlessly portable and can even be frozen! That’s right – a carton of EGG Creations doubles as an ice pack for your cookout adventures. Talk about a hero product! Simply thaw in your cooler overnight and it will be ready to use!
The Flavourings. In a small, air-tight jar or container, mix 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil with 1/4 cup of soy sauce. Close tightly – there’s no need to keep this mixture cool. Add to fried rice to taste! In a separate small container, add about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. (You could simply take along a cooking spray, but I prefer to go the extra step for a more authentic taste.)
Cooking the Camp Fried Rice is so simple!
First, heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet placed directly on a barbecue grill, over coals or open flame. Add chopped veggies and stir fry until just soft. Then, eyeball about 1/2 cup of EGG Creations, adding to the wok and stirring quickly to break the eggs into small pieces.
Drain canned shrimp and add to the wok mixture, topping with cooked rice and sesame/soy mixture, to taste. Stir well to combine.
Et voila! Delicious, flavourful fried rice that is definitely a breakaway from the ordinary! Whether you’re cooking for family, foodies or a family of foodies, everyone will dig in. The recipe can be adjusted to make as many servings as you please, and since there’s a low risk of food spoilage, you can cook it again and again.
Don’t forget to use the remainder of the EGG Creations for breakfast the next day! Scrambled eggs on the grill is life.
Do you love cooking outdoors? What’s the most adventurous meal you’ve made on a barbecue or over an open flame? Do tell!
This post is sponsored by Burnbrae Farms EGG Creations. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.
My son does the cooking when we going camping with him. I will pass this idea on to him.
My most adventurous meal I’ve made on a open flame is fish stew,it was delicious!
Oooh I may need the recipe for that, Kathy!
Simple and delicious Lena !
Wow! What a cool idea – I would have had NO clue that you could cook something like this on a BBQ!
Sure can! Just make sure you use a good quality wok! :)
Such a great idea and I love rice!!
Wow, that looks easy, peasy and delish! Will definitely give Egg Creations a try the next time we BBQ.
I do love cooking outdoors! I’m gonna try making a pizza on the BBQ!
Looks yummy! I have not been super adventurous when eating outside – I stick to the easy stuff like hot dogs on a stick or fresh fruit, lol!
This looks scrumptious!! Going to try it this weekend when we have company, thanks for sharing!
Yummy and a great camping recipe! We are camping right now so will definitely have to make this recipe soon.
I’ve done a lot of camping and I have never seen anyone make fried rice on the campfire! I am seriously impressed!
We used your idea last night at the campsite it was delicious!
Success! Thanks for sharing!
Love this idea for camping as its quick and easy plus you can customize everyone’s eggs too!
Omgosh, Who knew? This is an Excellent idea , and Healthy too! This is saved for my next visit to the trailer to try~ Thank you so much for sharing =) Can’t wait to try
This recipe is super for the campsite! Beats my wieners and beans!! ????
Seriously this looks absolutely delish and the fact you did it on the BBQ .. even better ! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try. I have it bookmarked <3
Yum! Looks tasty.
My most adventurous meal cooked on the bbq is corn on the cob.
I have used these on camping trips before, they’re so handy! I didn’t know you could actually freeze them.
Looks great. A nice change from regular camping food.
Wow! I have to pick some Eggcreations up the next time we go camping.That’s so awesome and so convenient…not to mention how delicious this looks too.
Great ideas, thanks!
This is great.
looks delish , i will be making that on our next camping trip next weekend , thanks for sharing
We love cooking outdoors, everything from pizza, to fruit, to meat on the BBQ!
What a great idea, will have to try it out.
Perfect family meal. All healthy ingredients and so easy to make. My family is going to love it.
Those eggs in containers products are so handy. I use that for meringues.
I love fried rice, great recipe. I’ve never used EGG Creations, do they also do one with the yolks included?
They sure do, Elizabeth!
Camp Fried Rice sounds delicious and I would not have thought of this
Made this yesterday morning and it was delicious!!
Awesome! Happy you enjoyed it!
thank you for the awesome recipe never thought of fried rice on bbbq
Camp fire rice looks delecious! I will have to try this recipe. I love cooking outside but not very adventurous, I cook the basic, BBQ ribs, steack burger and vegetables.
What a great idea never realized it could be made on bbq and such a great idea for camping.
This looks really good. We don’t do campfires often, but we do like good food.
And so smart about using eggs in a pourable carton.
We love cooking outside when we can so this is a great recipe for the repertoire.
Thanks for the great ideas. They sound yummy.
Eggs are always our go to for camping, now we can add this to our list, thanks so much for this suggestion!
Mmmmm eggs!! Thanks for the great ideas and wonderful looking dish!!
I can’t get enough of this ezpz recipe! In fact, I keep coming back to comment about it! ????
I love cooking outdoors. Did some camping a few weeks ago and my kids were lucking enough to go fishing with their uncle and they came back with some beautiful cutthroat trout which we fried up for breakfast. I’m going to try your fried rice idea. Looks great.
Looks good I need to try this
I love Egg Creations. You can make up fast, easy dishes with them and they are great to take on camping trips.
Oh gosh – what a great idea. I didn’t know you could freeze the carton!
I love eggs and this would be perfect when camping.
I love fried rice but mine is always made eggless.
Oh what a great idea with Egg Creations!
Such a great idea and rice is one of my favorite side dishes. I will have to give this a try.
All these years and I never thought of just taken a carton of eggs! No more finding the cracked ones in the cooler.
I will have to give this a try! It looks great!
Thank you for the recipe looks yummy
We enjoy our last campfire last evening,we are going to miss you summer !
what a great healthy recipe that everyone in the family can enjoy
Egg Creations are such a nutritious way to make a great tasting meal.
I’ll have to try this on our next camping trip! Looks delish!
Wow! What a great idea! I never would have thought of that
Oh my goodness, this recipe looks super yummy and easy to make, thanks very much!
I think this is a wonderful idea and a good tasty creation too.I also love how asy it is to prepare.
This looks delicious and very easy to make!
Great way to make rice when camping and sounds delicious
Oh, this sounds so good! I’ve never made fried rice from scratch ever. I bet this would be yummy at home, too.
great recipe, sounds delicious
Gosh we are so boring when we go camping! Not creative at all on the grill. I really like these ideas & will have to use them next summer. Need to think outside the box!
Thanks so much I love the EGG Creations!!
I love eggs, I have tried these products
This sounds good.