Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

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This is a great side dish recipe, especially if you have left over rice from another meal. I used fresh cooked rice for this recipe, but from experience it does cook a little better with rice that is precooked and allowed to cool; if you use left over rice break up any large clumps with a spoon before cooking.

Chinese Fried Rice Recipe
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4
  • 1⅓ cups water
  • ¾ cup rice
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 green onions (chopped/ white and green parts)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 carrots (finely chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (finely chopped – about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  1. Mix together the water and rice in a medium sauce pan over high heat. Bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly, cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook rice until tender and liquid is absorbed. (About 20 minutes)
  2. In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat using the oil, add the rice and cook until lightly browned. Add the green onions, carrots, peppers, peas, and salt; cook until tender – crisp.
  3. Spread the mixture out to form a pocket in the bottom of the skillet, crack the egg into the center and scramble the egg while it cooks. Mix the scrambled egg into the vegetable mixture.
  4. Mix in the soy sauce, sesame oil, and parsley – serve immediately. Enjoy


Adapted from Mayo Clinic

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