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Low Cost, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Sugar, Low Cholesterol, Moderate Sodium, Whole Grain Rich

Basic Fried Rice

  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cut into small pieces 

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped, about 1/2-cup
  • 3 cups cold, cooked rice (1-cup dry makes 3-cups cooked) 
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables or peas and carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 
  • Optional: 1/2-cup egg substitute or 4 to 6 ounces of tofu, cooked chicken, beef, pork, ham, sliced hot dogs etc., about 1-cup chopped into bite-sized pieces.

Mist a large skillet or wok with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Cut the bacon into small pieces. Place in the large skillet or wok. Add onion. Fry until the onion and bacon are both lightly browned. Add the rice, frozen veggies and black pepper. Stir-fry until the rice is separated and the veggies are thawed. Add the soy sauce and if desired any combination of the optional ingredients. We usually add 6 to 8-ounces of cubed tofu because the kids both like it. (I don’t know why my kids like tofu, but they do.) Adding the egg is traditional, but we don’t always do it. If you do add the egg then move the rice mixture to one side of the pan. Pour the egg into the empty side of the pan and scramble as desired. After cooking them a minute or two, stir them in with the rice and veggies.

Continue to fry everything together until piping hot. Serve in bowls with chopsticks or a spoon. If you’re kids are veggie-friendly then a pound of frozen stir-fry veggies may be substituted for the mixed veggies. This isn’t as popular at our house, so I usually use mixed veggies instead.

Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving (excluding any optional ingredients): 240 Calories; 3g Fat (12.9% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 12mg Cholesterol; 521mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2-1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.

If you add egg, tofu, or chopped meat to the rice then be sure to calculate the nutritional changes too.

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