This recipe for Yum Yum Rice is going to be the side dish that stops your search. Loved by all and easy to make – it is the perfect side for any dinner!
Fried Rice With Yum Yum Sauce
Rice is kind of a staple in our house with the kiddos! I used to use our rice cooker all the time and it makes great rice. Plain rice, but still good. I wanted to spice it up a bit and make a delicious gluten-free brown yum yum rice. Doesn’t that just SOUND good?
I have now switched to make my rice in a frying pan, over the stove and I have a feeling you will too!
This rice is not only fluffy, but it is also fully flavored!
Sometimes I will make a big batch of this seasoned brown rice and just heat it up for lunch or dinner the next time. It holds its shape, flavor, and texture even as leftovers!
How to Make Gluten Free Fried Rice With Yum Yum Sauce
The first thing you want to do is to soak your rice. I usually just add 1 cup of brown rice to a large glass measuring cup and then fill it up with water.
Let it soak for at least 30 minutes.
Once the rice is done soaking, drain and set aside.
Get a medium frying pan out and add sesame oil over medium heat. Make sure it is a pan that has a lid!
Add onions and saute until they are tender. This normally only takes 3-5 minutes.
Add brown rice, Italian Seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir well to coat the rice with oil.
Now you will want to add chicken stock to the frying pan and mix well.
Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer until liquid is absorbed. About 30-40 minutes.
Let stand covered off heat until ready to serve, but at least for 5 minutes.
Fluff and serve.
How to Store Gluten Free Rice?
You will want to store this delicious fried rice with yum yum sauce in an airtight, glass container. Keep it nice and cold and in the fridge.
It stores well and tastes great warmed up!
Is Brown Yum Yum Rice Gluten Free?
Yes! Rice is naturally gluten free.
Now, if you purchase rice in a box that has a spice mix with it, there is a good chance that there will be gluten in there somewhere.
That is where this delicious brown yum yum rice comes in handy because you can make your own flavorful rice at home!
What is Yum Yum Sauce?
Well, Google is going to overwhelm you with this one. Sometimes it is mayo based. Other times it is chicken stock based. Sometimes it is spicy. Other times it has minimal spice.
Clear as mud, right?
This particular yum yum sauce is a mild blend of chicken stock, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Super easy, super tasty!
Why Do You Need to Soak Rice?
When you soak rice, it does a few things. First, it jump starts the process of absorbing the water and will ultimately speed up the cooking process by a bit. Don’t you hate it when you think your rice is done, you serve it to your family and it is still partially crunchy? Yeah, me too!
It also helps to remove the outer layer of starch and will make it less likely to be sticky. We want fluffy rice, not sticky rice! Sticky rice is a whole other recipe!
AND, personally, I think it makes it taste better too!
Other Gluten Free Side Dishes You Might Like
First and foremost, if you are a lover of rice, you need to check out this delicious rice dressing! My other favorite gluten free sides are gluten free hash browns, Greek chickpea salad, and a great low carb option are these fluffy keto buns!
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- ¼ onion, thinly chopped
- 1 cup brown rice (soaked for 30 minutes and drained)
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 clove garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon minced garlic (from a jar)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 1/2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock for vegetarian)
- Add sesame oil to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat.
- Add onions and saute until tender (2-3 mins).
- Next, add brown rice, Italian Seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir well to coat with oil.
- Add chicken stock and mix well.
- Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer until liquid is absorbed. About 30-40 minutes.
- Let stand covered off heat until ready to serve, but at least for 5 minutes.
- Fluff and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 18gNet Carbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g