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Waimea Fried Rice

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced lemon grass or 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 4 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 158
  • caloriesfromfat 19 %
  • fat 3.4 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 3.1 g
  • carbohydrate 29.3 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 327 mg
  • calcium 18 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain well; place rice in a shallow dish, and chill 30 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lemon grass, garlic, and jalapeño; sauté 30 seconds. Add celery, bell pepper, and ginger; sauté 30 seconds. Add rice, and cook until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Stir in pineapple and remaining ingredients.