Veggie Fried Rice

SmartPoints: 3  |  Prep Time: 14 min  |  Cook Time: 10 min  |  Serves: 4  |  Difficulty: Easy


Description

Transform leftover brown rice into something special with this healthy spin on a Chinese classic. Add chopped chicken or shrimp for a main meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 spray(s) cooking spray, divided
  • 1 large egg(s), beaten
  • 2 medium uncooked scallion(s), cut into 2.5cm (1-inch) pieces
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper(s), thinly sliced
  • 1 cup(s) frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic, fresh, minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced
  • 1 1⁄2 cup(s)cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 4 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add egg and swirl to coat pan; cook egg through, remove to a plate and break egg up into small pieces with a fork.
  2. Off heat, recoat skillet with cooking spray. Add scallions, pepper, peas and carrots, garlic and ginger to skillet; sauté for 5 minutes. Add rice; heat through. Stir in cooked egg, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar; serve. Yields about 175ml (3/4 cup) per serving.

Notes

This dish works best with completely cooled rice. If you don’t have any rice already cooked, cook 175ml (3/4 cup) uncooked brown rice according to package instructions and spread out on a sheet pan to cool while you prep the vegetables. Craving Pork Fried Rice? Just add some diced Canadian Bacon to the skillet with the veggies (could affect PointsPlus values).