Leftover rice becomes an instant vegetarian main course with the addition of a few vegetables in this gingery fried rice. Use whatever vegetables you have hanging out in your crisper drawer--the wider variety of colors, the better.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 1998
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggs and cook, stirring, until scrambled. Transfer to a plate; set aside. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the wok. Add scallions and ginger and stir-fry until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add rice and peas and stir-fry until hot and beginning to stick to the pan, 3 to 4 minutes. Add sprouts, stir-fry sauce (or oyster sauce) and the reserved eggs. Toss well, breaking up the eggs, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Tips

Note: Mung bean sprouts are germinated mung beans, often simply labeled “bean sprouts” at the supermarket. They are white with a light yellow tip and are thicker than more common alfalfa sprouts.

Nutrition Facts

320.8 calories; protein 13.7g 28% DV; carbohydrates 45g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 5.2g 21% DV; sugars 6.2g; fat 9.8g 15% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 186mg 62% DV; vitamin a iu 1151.8IU 23% DV; vitamin c 13.1mg 22% DV; folate 75.3mcg 19% DV; calcium 67.4mg 7% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 88.1mg 32% DV; potassium 286.1mg 8% DV; sodium 509.4mg 20% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 28% DV.