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Beef fried rice

6
5
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
15 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
If you'd like to keep prep time to a minimum, shop for pre-cut stir-fry vegetables in the produce section. Depending on the brand, the mix might include broccoli, snow peas, bell peppers, or carrots, Just pick your favorite combination. If you’re using frozen cooked rice, you don’t need to thaw it; just add a couple of minutes to the cook time. Five-spice powder is an aromatic blend of ground cinnamon, star anise, fennel, ginger, and cloves, and adds a wonderful flavor to the dish.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

3 medium, thinly sliced

Ginger root

1 Tbsp, peeled and grated

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Uncooked 95% lean ground beef

½ pound(s)

Five-spice powder

1 tsp

Mixed vegetables

10 oz, stir-fry

Long grain cooked brown rice

2 cup(s)

Low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp

Hoisin sauce

2 tsp, or oyster sauce

Red chili sauce

2 tsp, Asian variety

Instructions

  1. Spray a large wok or high-sided nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and warm over high heat. Then add scallions, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry until softened, about 1 minute. Add beef and cook, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add five-spice powder and cook until fragrant, 20 seconds. Add mixed vegetables and stir-fry 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice and stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and chili sauce. Stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute.
  4. Serving size: 11⁄4 cups

Notes

Because of the interaction of the oils in the ground spices, five-spice powder has a short shelf life, so, after opening, store it for no more than 3 months on the shelf or 6 months in the freezer.