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Gluten-Free Puff Fried Rice - Episode 8: What's in Our Pantry

What’s in our Pantry? During this season of social distancing, we are taking measures to protect ourselves and others by staying home. But that doesn’t mean that we suddenly know what we’re going to eat for lunch!! We’re still finding creative ways to use up the food we do have to make delicious and healthy lunches all from home. And adapting some of them so the kids will eat them too!
puffed fried rice
Gluten-Free Puff Fried Rice
Since Coronavirus hit, we have a lot of rice in our pantry but got bored cooking it the same way every time. I played around with frying it a number of different ways and this Gluten-Free Puff Fried Rice recipe soon became my favorite. It is such a fun way to enjoy rice! The Gluten-Free Puff Fried Rice would make a great side item to pair with any dinner recipe, but I love to stuff it in the Quick BurgerFit Burrito to add texture and lots of flavor.
It tastes like popcorn!

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Puff Fried Rice

Since Coronavirus hit, we have a lot of rice in our pantry but got bored cooking it the same way every time. I played around with frying it a number of different ways and this was my favorite, fried and puffed. It is such a fun way to enjoy rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Puff Fried Rice
Servings: 2
Calories: 367kcal


Pot with Lid
Mesh strainer


  • 2 cups oil for frying
  • ½ cup rice
  • salt to taste


  • Heat a small pot of oil to 350 degrees. Use a thermometer if you have one to see when the oil reaches that temp.
  • Place the extra pot and strainer close by with the strainer sitting in the pot.
  • Drop a piece of rice to see if it "puffs" when you drop it in. Similar to how you would test a piece of popcorn kernel if you were making popcorn on the stove.
  • Carefully pour the rice into the hot oil. Count 5-10 seconds and the rice should be puffed and ready!
  • Pour oil and rice through the strainer.
  • Rice will be very hot! Be careful. Salt rice to taste.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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Alane Boyd

Host of Cooking with My Friends and CEO of BurgerFit

Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!

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