Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe


This is a very simple recipe. It is easy, but tasty! Great fried rice should have individual grains that just barely clump together when picked up with chopsticks or a spoon.

Vegetable Fried Rice

 Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe


It's low fat, low calorie and so low effort you'll want to add it to your go-to recipe list. This recipe produces fried rice with individual grains and is lightly seasoned to allow the flavor of the rice to shine.

Ingredients


☛2 cups cooked white rice (12 ounces; 350 g)
☛2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil, divided (30 ml)
☛1 small onion, finely chopped (4 ounces; 115 g)
☛1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into small dice (3 ounces; 85 g)
☛2 scallions, thinly sliced (1 ounce; 30 g)
☛2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons; 5 g)
☛1 teaspoon soy sauce
☛1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
☛Ground white pepper
☛1 large egg
☛4 ounces frozen peas (115 g)

Method


If using day-old rice, transfer to a medium bowl and break the rice up with your hands into individual grains before proceeding. Heat 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large wok over high heat until smoking. Add half of rice and cook, stirring and tossing, until the rice is pale brown, toasted, and has a slightly chewy texture, about three minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Repeat with another ¹/₂ tablespoon oil and remaining rice.

Return all the rice to the wok and press it up the sides, leaving a space in the middle. Add ¹/₂ tablespoon oil to space. Add onion, carrot, scallions, and garlic and cook, stirring gently, until slightly softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Toss with rice to combine. Add soy sauce and sesame oil and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.

Push rice to the side of the wok and add ¹/₂ remaining tablespoon oil. Break the egg into the oil and season with a little salt. Use a spatula to scramble the egg, breaking it up into small bits. Toss the egg and the rice together.

Add frozen peas and continue to toss and stir until peas are thawed and every grain of rice is separate. Serve immediately.

SERVE WITH: some gravy or beef or stew of your choice
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