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Vegetable Fried Rice

April/May 2006

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Nothing could be easier than this light version of fried rice. We've used instant brown rice, but if you have leftover cold rice or can pick some up at a Chinese restaurant on the way home, use that instead and skip Step 1.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I added broccoli and sweet onions in addition to the other veggies, it was delicious! "

Makes: 2 servings, 2 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 6 ounces asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1/2 bunch)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Hot red pepper sauce, to taste

Preparation

  1. Combine rice and broth in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes. Spread the rice out on a large plate and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. While the rice is cooling, coat a large nonstick wok or skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Pour in eggs and cook, stirring gently, until just set, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Heat canola oil in the pan over medium-high; add asparagus and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add bell pepper, scallions, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until the vegetables are just tender, about 2 minutes. Add the cooked rice, soy sauce and vinegar to the pan; cook until the liquid is absorbed, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Fold in the cooked eggs. Remove from the heat; stir in sesame oil and hot sauce.

Nutrition

Per serving: 364 calories; 14 g fat (2 g sat, 6 g mono); 212 mg cholesterol; 46 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 6 g fiber; 675 mg sodium; 444 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (200% daily value), Vitamin A (70% dv), Iron (20% dv), Folate (19% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
High fiber
Gluten free
Low saturated fat
Heart healthy
Servings
2
Preparation/ Technique
Stir-Fry
Meal/Course
Dinner

Type of Dish
Main dish, vegetarian
Ethnic/Regional
Asian
Chinese
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Publication
April/May 2006

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