Yang Chow Fried Rice

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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)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 348
  • Fat: 8.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbohydrate: 55g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 141mg
  • Iron: 3.9mg
  • Sodium: 683mg
  • Calcium: 34mg


  • 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
  • Sesame-Soy Snow Peas


  1. 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. 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.

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.

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