Yang Chow Fried Rice

Yang Chow Fried Rice Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
This is a vegetarian version of the classic Chinese dish that traditionally includes shrimp and ham. The fried rice can stand alone as a one-dish meal; however, if you desire a crunchy side, Sesame-Soy Snow Peas fills the bill. Cut the cilantro into small sprigs instead of chopping for a pretty garnish.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 348
Fat 8.5 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Cholesterol 141 mg
Iron 3.9 mg
Sodium 683 mg
Calcium 34 mg

Ingredients

2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
4 large eggs, lightly beaten and divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
Dash of salt
1 3/4 cups thinly sliced green onions, divided
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 cups cooked short-grain rice, chilled
1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce {Check for Gluten}
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of eggs; swirl to coat bottom of pan evenly. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon pepper and dash of salt; cook 3 minutes or until egg is done. Remove egg from pan; thinly slice, and set aside.

2. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel. Heat remaining 4 teaspoons oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup onions, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add remaining eggs and rice; stir-fry 3 minutes. Stir in half of reserved egg strips, remaining 3/4 cup onions, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and peas; cook 30 seconds, stirring well to combine. Top with remaining egg strips and cilantro.

Note:

Chilling the cooked rice is the key to making delicious fried rice. Allowing the rice to chill overnight (or at least for a few hours) helps eliminate excess moisture, keeping the grains firm and separate. If you use hot, freshly cooked rice, you're likely to end up with mushier results.