Chinese-Style Fried Rice

A healthier version of this take-out dish without losing the taste from the National Gourmet Institute
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Recipe by Chef Alexandra Borgia, Natural Gourmet Institute

  • 3-4 servingsServings


  • 2 cups cooked long grain brown rice, cold from the fridge
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined sesame or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup firm tofu, small dice (optional)
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup carrots, small dice
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup bean sprouts


1. Heat a wok over medium to high flame and add one tablespoon of oil and ginger, stirring for 1 minute.

2. Add the carrots and garlic and stir fry for 1 more minute.

3. Push vegetables to the side of the wok and add the remaining oil and beaten egg, continuing to stir until the egg is scrambled then remove the egg with a large spoon and set it aside.

4. Add the cold rice, peas and tofu (if desired) to the wok, stirring to incorporate the vegetables.

5. Mix shoyu, toasted sesame oil and water in a small bowl. Pour the mixture into rice and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Add in the scrambled eggs and heat through.

6. Plate and top with cut scallions.

See Also: Bulgur, Acorn Squash and Pistachio Salad

Photography by Alexandra Shytsman, Natural Gourmet Institute