Ginger Fried Rice

Grapeseed oil has a light quality that won't compete with the vivid flavor of the other ingredients. It also has a high smoke point, making it a good choice for stir-frying. Chilling the rice a day ahead helps prevent the grains from sticking together. To chill, spread onto a jelly-roll pan, cover, and refrigerate eight hours or overnight.


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 372
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 8.9 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 2.6 g
Protein 8.9 g
Carbohydrate 62.7 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 447 mg
Calcium 41 mg


1 tablespoon grapeseed or canola oil
3 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 cups thinly vertically sliced onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups cooked short-grain rice, chilled
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
Cilantro sprigs (optional)


Heat grapeseed oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add ginger and garlic. Cook 10 minutes or until browned and crisp, stirring constantly. Remove from pan; set aside.

Add sliced onion to pan; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until soft; stir occasionally. Sprinkle salt over onion; increase heat to medium-high. Add rice; cook 4 minutes or until heated, stirring frequently.

Make a well in center of rice; add eggs, stirring to scramble. Gradually incorporate eggs into rice; stir in ginger mixture, green onions, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.


Mark Bittman,

Cooking Light

May 2005
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