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Asian-Style Unfried Rice


Many fast food restaurants today offer fried rice as a side dish. It’s a very popular item, and though it’s delicious, it’s also loaded with oil. You won’t miss any of that oil, though, in this flavorful healthy version.



Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside.


Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add eggs and stir until cooked through and scrambled. Remove from pan and set aside.


Heat oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 30 seconds. Add scallions and sauté for two minutes. Add stir-fry vegetables. Pour soy sauce and sugar over vegetables and sauté until vegetables are cooked through, about 30 to 50 minutes.


Add in cooked rice and stir until flavors are fully combined, about eight to 10 minutes. Season with salt. Drizzle with sesame oil and serve warm.


Worried about gluten in soy sauce? Even though wheat is not a main ingredient, some brands use it in the fermentation process. Most brands contain only trace amounts. Look for those with a gluten-free label (La Choy is recommended) or use tamari sauce, which is a type of soy sauce that does not use wheat in the fermentation process. So whether you eat gluten-free or not, this is a side dish that everyone can enjoy.