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3 Ways to Level Up Ordinary Rice with Green Peas (Recipes)

Green peas go largely unnoticed in dishes but they may be the secret ingredient you need to add a twist to ordinary rice!

Health benefits of green peas

Green peas are nutrient-dense, green legume seeds found in hard pods. They have a slightly sweet taste due to their starch content. They contain high concentrations of starch, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Green peas are linked to several health benefits including blood sugar management, improved digestion, and protection against some chronic diseases.

If you’re watching your weight, it’s good to note that green peas are high in protein and low in fat and may aid weight loss. Their fiber content promotes satiety, so you stay fuller, longer.

Cooking with green peas and rice

Green peas are incredibly versatile and make no mistake, they can add flavor, color, and nutrition to your regular rice. Try switching it up in the kitchen with these easy rice recipes.

For these, you can go for your rice of choice, or opt for healthier options like brown rice.

Parmesan Peas & Rice

This recipe is unusual in the sense that it calls for the rice to be cooked with the other ingredients in the same pan– unlike the rice cooker method we’re used to. If you’re feeling experimental, try this recipe with canned green peas and Parmesan cheese for an interesting mix!


  • 1/3 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup Mega Prime Green Peas
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

How to prepare

  • In a small saucepan, saute rice and onion in butter until onion is tender.
  • Stir in broth and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add peas; cover and cook 5-6 minutes longer or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in cheese.

Fried Rice with Egg, Green Peas, and Carrots

Make take-out style fried rice at home! Aside from green peas and carrots, you can also add other vegetables like snow peas, broccoli, and cauliflower.


  • 2 cups Cooked, chilled rice (if using freshly-cooked rice, allow to cool before cooking)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 cup carrot, diced
  • 2/3 cup Mega Prime Green Peas
  • Garlic, minced
  • Soy sauce
  • Mega Prime Oyster Sauce
  • Butter
  • Green onions
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Sesame oil (optional)

How to prepare

  1. Using a small pat of butter, scramble some eggs in a large sauté pan, breaking them into small pieces. Then transfer the eggs to a separate plate, and set aside.
  2. Sauté the onions, carrots, peas, and garlic until soft and cooked through.
  3. Move the veggies over to one side of the pan, melt the remaining butter in the other half, and add the chilled rice, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir to combine with the veggies and continue sautéing the rice, stirring every 15-20 seconds or so for 3 minutes, or until you notice the rice and veggies starting to brown slightly.
  4. Remove pan from heat. Stir in your green onions, sesame oil, and scrambled eggs.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, plus any extra soy sauce or sesame oil if needed.


Spinach and Green Peas Fried Rice

Adding spinach and green peas to fried rice is a great way to sneak in these vitamin-packed vegetables into your kids’ diets. The mirin, soy sauce, and sesame seeds lend a tasty Asian flavor to this rice dish.


  • 2 cooking oil
  • 1/2 bunch scallions, including some of the green stalks, diced
  • 1 cup Mega Prime Green Peas
  • 2 cups chilled cooked rice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded spinach
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

  1. In a large skillet set over low heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. Stir in diced scallions and peas, cooking until warm, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in brown rice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and mirin, cooking for 2 to 3 more minutes to fry the rice.
  4. Add the shredded spinach, stirring and cooking until spinach starts to wilt slightly.
  5. Create a large well in the center of the rice; add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Whisk eggs in a bowl, then pour them into the well. Cook the eggs, stirring occasionally, until set, 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in sesame seeds and black pepper. Serve hot.

Looking for more tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes that your family will enjoy? Be sure to check out our recipe section for dishes made with your favorite Mega Prime products. Get more #pinaSARAP moments with all Mega Prime products available on MEGA online store, Shopee and LazMart!

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