Immune-boosting recipe : Fried rice with Burdock root & Turmeric

April 3, 2020


I hope everyone is staying healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

I have been eating a lot of immune-boosting nutritious foods to maintaining optimal health, both physically and psychologically. I would like to introduce one of my favorite recipe "fried rice with burdock root and turmeric." 

I used burdock root because I love it! Burdock root is a very popular vegetable in Japan and is called "gobo" in Japanese. Burdock root is high in fibers and has anti-inflammatory, anti-virus, and anti-cancer effects and purifies our blood. Also It is a natural diuretic, so if you are dehydrated, please do not drink too much burdock tea. 

I use burdock roots very often - please find another burdock root recipe here



Fried rice with burdock root & turmeric 

Servings: 2


3 cups cooked brown rice (or white rice)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced ginger

3/4 cup minced burdock root

1/4 cup minced carrot
2 cup baby spinach
1/4 cup chopped green scallion

1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari shoyu
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 - 1 teaspoon curry powder 
Olive oil
Salt & white pepper



1. Heat 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add burdock roots and season with salt and white pepper, stir-frying for 1 minute. Add carrot and cook for a few minutes. 




2.  Add spinach and a bit of salt, and stir-fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the soy sauce, 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and brown rice and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add turmeric powder and curry powder and mixed well. 




3.  Add green scallion and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Serve immediately. 








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