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Spaghetti Squash “Fried Rice”

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Just when I never thought I would eat fried rice again ~  my over active mind came up with this recipe. I LOVE that silly spaghetti squash can be used to replace pasta, grains and rice. It’s firm texture and mild flavor adapts easily to all kids of sauces and ethnic food styles.

Are ya ready to make Spaghetti Squash Fried Rice your favorite go to dish? Once you dive in you will crave it always….

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Don’t know about you, but I have serious issues & fears thinkin about cutting into a rolly polly spaghetti squash. Nothing like a large, round, super hard object and a giant chefs knife.

To avoid losing fingers and limbs I always pierce the flesh first (to release any steam so the squash does not explode in your oven.)

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Then I bake the heck out of it or microwave it (shorter timing) until it is cooked just right.

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I just love all the bright & happy colors in this dish…yellow, orange and green. Eating the rainbow.

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I cook with spaghetti squash often…here are a few recipes you might want to try:

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What is your favorite way to prepare spaghetti squash?


Spaghetti Squash Recipe Links

~ Marla Meridith

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56 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash “Fried Rice”

  1. I get pretty scared wrestling with a spaghetti squash too. It’s a miracle I haven’t lost a finger. Going to have to try your ‘fried rice’. Looks fabulous and so healthy! Thanks for linking to my spaghetti squash lasagna recipe. 🙂

  2. I would have never thought of combining fried rice flavors and spaghetti squash. Love your creative mind!

  3. Great idea! I just posted a spaghetti squash bake on my blog last week, and it was a hit (with both my husband and a few blog-friends that have tried it). It’s my new favorite way to prepare it. I’ll have to try the fried rice idea next, though.

  4. I love spaghetti squash, and can’t wait to try out your recipes. I’m always looking to mix it up with the few I already have in my rotation. This fried rice one will be at the top of my ‘to try’ list!

  5. I never really know what to do with spaghetti squash. This recipe looks so good. I will definitely be trying it. By any chance do you have the nutrition information on this recipe? I’d like to convert it to Weight Watchers points. If not, I can figure it out. Thanks!

  6. I’m pretty sure I have been to your site before, but one way or another lost this time I’m going to subscribe to the list so I won’t miss your updates, ( for months!). strangely despite strong vow to eat healthily I never cook with spag squash, this looks delicious and so colourful!

    1. Hi Jehanne, thanks for making it back this way! Glad to hear you will be making a habit to hang out around here 😉 Hopefully you can try this squash real soon!

  7. I have a huge spaghetti squash sitting on my counter and now I know what I am going to do with it! This looks delicious. Do you think it would taste just as good without the fish sauce? Or could I replace it with something else?

  8. I make your cheesy bacon spaghetti squash recipe all the time. I love it! I remembered last time I made it a friend was asking me for the recipe. I will of course forward her to your site to get it.

    xxoo, andrea

  9. This new spaghetti squash recipe looks so good too. I am going to try this one for sure. The colors and photography are as gorgeous as ever! xxoo, andrea

  10. Approximately how large of a spaghetti squash would I need for this recipe? I have seen huge ones and tiny ones (no medium) at my grocery store so I am trying to figure out how many lbs I need for this?

    1. Hi Meg, I usually opt for larger squash and then adjust ingredients accordingly. Whatever you don’s use in this recipe just toss with some garlic salt, parmesan & olive oil.