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Fried Rice

Photo: Oxmoor House
Total time 25 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Enjoy a healthier version of this Chinese takeout favorite at home! To make it a meal, increase the portion size and top with a sunny-side-up egg.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 cups cooked long-grain rice, chilled
  • 1/2 cup frozen petite green peas
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 ounces 33%-less-sodium ham, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
  • Chopped green onions (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 149
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 4.5 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 27 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 153 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 1/2 cup green onions; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Stir in egg. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds or until set. Add rice and next 4 ingredients (through ham). Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat. Garnish with chopped green onions, if desired.
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