This Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner. Ready in under 30 minutes, this internationally inspired recipe will soon be one of your favorite ways to enjoy Sweet Kale Salad Kits! While this post is sponsored by Eat Smart, all opinions, the recipe and our love of healthy easy meals are our own.

Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice

Every week my husband buys at least 2 Sweet Kale Salad Kits. He brings a salad with him just about everyday for work, he will usually pick up a rotisserie chicken as well so he can add some protein. But sometimes, he ends up with more lunch meetings than expected, or he has to travel unexpectedly. And while I am perfectly happy eating the Sweet Kale Salad for lunch too, this past week they were on sale and he bought 4. Which is usually fine as well, but he ended up not needing 3 out of the 4, so I decided to get a little creative with dinner.

Tasty Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice

My family loves fried rice and I love getting in extra doses of vegetables when I can, so I decided a Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice was in order. Since we were chatting about National Nutrition Month and the fact that they were Celebrating A World of Flavors, my family was willing to give my new recipe idea a try.

Easy Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice

The result?

They all loved it! My son was a tad leery of adding the dried cranberries to his rice, but he was pleasantly surprised and even sprinkled on more! #momwin

Best Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice

What is fried rice?

Well, once you have cooked the rice according to package instructions (using a rice cooker or on the stove), you will then saute it in a big pan or wok. I used a wok. I like cooking the rice ahead of time, it will “fry” better.

How to make Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice

What do you put in fried rice?

That’s one of the wonderful things about fried rice, you can put in a variety of other ingredients! Most commonly you will find vegetables and a protein.

Ways to use Sweet Kale Salad Kit

Is fried rice easy to make?

Yes! I actually made a big batch of rice on Sunday (I absolutely love our rice cooker) and toss it in the refrigerator to use in recipes throughout the week. This week I used it in this Sweet Kale Fried Rice recipe, our Easy Chicken Curry, and in Greek Chicken Bowls.

Best Ways to use Sweet Kale Salad Kit

Where did fried rice originate from?

Fried rice is a Chinese-inspired dish.

Other Ways to use Sweet Kale Salad Kit

Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice Key Ingredients

Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice FAQs

Q: What are the main ingredients in sweet kale salad fried rice?
A: The main ingredients are an Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit, onion, garlic, rice, and cooking oil.

Q: Why use a pre-made salad kit for fried rice?
A: The salad kit provides pre-chopped kale and flavorful toppings to make assembling fried rice easy.

Q: What cuisine is fried rice from?
A: Fried rice is a dish originating from Chinese cuisine.

Q: Is fried rice difficult to make?
A: No, fried rice is easy to make once you have cooked rice. Just sauté the rice with other ingredients.

Q: How long does sweet kale salad fried rice take?
A: This fried rice takes just 30 minutes total – 5 minutes prep and 20 minutes cook time.

Alright, ready to get cooking? I hope you all enjoy this fried recipe as much as we do! It’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

Sweet Kale Fried Rice

Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice

We love the Sweet Kale Salad Kit, and we love finding new recipes to try it in. Like this Sweet Kale Salad Fried Rice. Ready in under 30 minutes, this a healthy lunch or dinner recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course 30 Minutes or Less, dinner, Entree & Main Dishes, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut Free
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 433 kcal


  • Wok or large saute pan


  • 12 oz Eat Smart® Sweet Kale Salad Kit 1 package
  • ¼ sweet onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 ½ tbsp cooking/vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white rice cooked
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar


  • Remove the dressing and toppings from the salad kit. Set aside.
  • Spray large skillet or wok with olive oil spray
  • Add garlic and onions, cook for approximately 1-2 minutes until the onions start to get translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the kale salad mix, and salt and pepper to skillet.
  • Over medium-high saute kale mixture about 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Remove kale mixture from skillet and set aside.
  • Add cooking oil to hot skillet and add rice.
  • Reheat over medium for 13 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want the rice to turn a little brown, “fried”.
  • Sprinkle rice vinegar over rice.
  • Add in the cooked sweet kale salad mixture, mix well.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle with salad toppings and drizzle on the dressing.


This will make 3-4 servings.


Calories: 433kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 10gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 330mgPotassium: 555mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 8498IUVitamin C: 103mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dinner recipes, easy dinner ideas, easy lunch, fried rice, healthy lunch, sweet kale salad
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