Daniel Fast main dish with brown rice and veggies

brown rice stir-fry with orange sauce

I love stir-fry recipes, especially when I’m out of ideas on what to cook for dinner. Usually I have some brown rice already steamed and stored in the freezer, which makes putting together a stir-fry quick and easy. Even if you don’t feel confident in the kitchen, you can make this recipe! Toss the vegetables in a little olive oil. Add the rice and seasonings, and you’ve got yourself a healthy, filling meal.

Brown Rice Stir-fry with Orange Sauce

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped broccoli (stems and florets) or ½ 16-ounce bag cut broccoli, cooked
1 cup chopped carrots
½ cup chopped onion
¼ cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
¼ cup unsweetened orange juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger root or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
3 cups cooked brown rice
>¼ cup toasted chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and add broccoli, carrots, and onions. Cook until vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium high. Add Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, orange juice, garlic, ginger root, brown rice, walnuts, and green onions. Cook another 5 minutes or until heated through, and serve.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 ¼ cups)

Recipe Notes

  • Use a cheese grater for the ginger root.
  • Add 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained.
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos is an alternative to soy sauce that has no added salt or preservatives. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO (not genetically modified) liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans, that contains 16 essential and non-essential amino acids.


  1. This sounds yummy to me. I love brown rice stir fry. It is on my grocery list for this week.

  2. I cooked this tonight excluding the soy sauce, green onions, and ginger root (because I didn’t have them on me) and it was excellent!! I loved the mix of walnuts in it! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Darnell couch says:

    Am I suppose to boil the brown rice first then add it to the vegetables?

  4. What is unsweetened oj?

  5. Lori Mann says:

    Yum! I have made this several times and my husband likes it too. You can substitute curry for the ginger, and add 1/4c raisins for more of an Indian flavor.

  6. Made this tonight and it was excellent! I used a wild rice mix instead of brown rice and put a splash of oj in the rice cooker to absorb more flavor into the rice. I loved the walnuts!!

  7. Chérie S. says:

    First let me say that your website has been a God – send. When I was first looking at doing this fast I was a little discouraged because I work full time, and having the time to put into prep to eat only what is on the list of allowed foods is not something I have. But finding your site has really made a difference. Easy enough recipes with easy to follow instructions.
    I’m two weeks into a three week fast, and feeling good about the things I’m putting into my body as I seek God.
    All that to say, thank you for your site!

    Question with this recipe: how is soy sauce allowed? In looking at labels it is full of preservatives. Are there any replacement ideas I could use instead?


  8. SaraHelzer says:

    I keep ginger root in my freezer so I have it when I need it. Cause it’s so expensive! I also keep oranges, limes and lemons in a bag in the freezer. Zest away.

  9. Suzy Lombardi says:

    Thank you so much for all those great ideas

  10. Erika Wilson says:

    Is there a brand of orange that is 100% juice with no sugar added?

  11. Kristen, please help clarify soy sauce and vinegar. Soy and vinegar are a product of fermentation much the same as ethanol.

    • Hi, Larry! Thanks for your question. 1) Vinegar: The process of creating vinegar involves fermentation, and the oxidation of ethanol produces an alcohol-containing liquid. However, one particular vinegar, apple cider vinegar, has many nutritional benefits, so some people may choose to include it on their fast. The idea of the fast is to deny yourself as an act of worship to the Lord. We don’t want to be so legalistic about every single thing that we put into our mouths that we miss the whole point of the Daniel Fast, so I would encourage you to seek the Lord for direction. Note: Fresh lemon juice is a good substitute for vinegar. 2) Soy sauce: A good substitute for soy sauce is Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or Coconut Aminos.

  12. I prefer without the walnuts. This is a great dish. I am interested in trying tofu. Have you ever tried tofu in this dish?