Fried Rice

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Fried Rice

Fried Rice
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: DCC
Food Groups: Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Origin: Asian
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Kids Can Help Make It

Plain rice has a new taste with this simple asian-influenced recipe.


3 cups cooked, cold rice (day-old is best)
3 eggs
1 Tb. soy sauce
2 Tb. peanut or canola oil
1 can sliced water chestnuts
1 cup frozen peas
cooked chicken or ham (optional)


Beat and scramble eggs. Chop and set aside. Pour oil in wok, turn on medium high and add rice. Stir-fry with soy sauce. Add frozen peas, chopped cooked meat (optional), water chestnuts, and cooked egg during last few minutes of heating.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 228
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g
Sodium: 431 mg
Carbohydrates: 28 g
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 2.5 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:

Cook's Notes:

Fried rice uses left-over rice, of course, but also makes great use of any left-over vegetables or meats. Try adding snow peas or bean sprouts for a really fresh flavor.

Simple sliced oranges or grapes add a cool finish.