Choose from long-grain white, brown, or wild rice, and allow more cooking time for brown or wild rice. You may even want to cook the rice a day ahead to save time when you're ready to stir-fry.
- 16 ounces water
- 7 ounces dry long-grain white or brown rice, or 6 ounces rinsed and drained wild rice
- 3 tablespoons peanut oil
- 2 beaten eggs
- 10 ounces cut-up mixed fresh vegetables (such as mushrooms, peeled water chestnuts, bell peppers, jícama, zucchini, snow peas, bean sprouts, broccoli florets, radish and carrots)
- 2 spring onions, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed dried chili
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dry sherry
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the rice to the boiling water. Return to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer till the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, allowing 15 minutes for long-grain white rice, 35 minutes for brown rice and 40 minutes for wild rice. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Set aside.
In a wok or frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the beaten eggs and cook without stirring for about 2 minutes, or till set. Invert the pan to remove egg; cut into strips. Set aside.
To the same pan, add 1 tablespoon oil; stir-fry the desired vegetables till crisp-tender. Allow 1 to 2 minutes for mushrooms, water chestnuts, pepper, jícama, zucchini, snow peas and bean sprouts; 3-4 minutes for broccoli or radish; and 4-5 minutes for carrots. Remove from wok.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; stir-fry the spring onions, garlic and crushed dried chili for 30 seconds. Add the rice; cook for 2 minutes more. Add the egg strips and cooked vegetables to wok; add soy sauce and sherry. Cover and cook for 2 minutes more, or till heated through.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
234 calories; 9g total fat; 71mg cholesterol; 330mg sodium; 32g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 6g protein
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