Mealworm Fried Rice


Mealworm Fried Rice

If you’re one of our beloved Sporkers, there’s a good chance you love fried rice. Why? Because you’re a human, so of course you love fried rice. To our non-human audience: we’ve got cat- and panda-friendly recipes coming soon. We’re thinking something with steamed bamboo? Work with us here. We’re willing to stay openminded.

But in the meantime, people and lizards alike will go wild for our mealworm fried rice recipe. It’s all the delicious simplicity of fried rice with the added natural benefits of mealworms. Couldn’t be simpler. Dig out your saucepan and get to work.

Mealworm Fried Rice

1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon oil
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup chopped onions
4 teaspoons soy sauce
1/8 teaspoons garlic powder
1 cup minute rice
1 cup cooked mealworms

First, scramble an egg in a saucepan, stirring occasionally to break the egg into pieces. The egg is crucial.

Add water, soy sauce, garlic, and onions into the saucepan and continue stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. Then, stir in rice and cover your dish while it steams.

Once it looks as though your rice is softening, remove it from the heat of the stove and let the dish stand for five minutes. Mix in your desired amount of mealworms (come on, don’t make that face) and enjoy. But how could you not? It’s fried rice.

Post by Bailey James. Recipe by the University of Iowa.