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Fried Rice

This fried rice recipe lets you enjoy a Chinese takeout favorite at home for less money and fewer calories than the restaurant version.

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2000

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen sweet green peas, thawed
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce
  • 4 green onions, sliced

Preparation

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet or wok at medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add eggs; cook 1 minute on each side. Remove from skillet; chop and set aside.

Heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in skillet or wok; add ham, and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Add bell pepper and onion; stir-fry 5 minutes. Add peas and next 3 ingredients; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Stir in reserved egg, and sprinkle with green onions.

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