Pasta, Stir Fry & Side Dishes

California Fried Rice


1 Tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins
4 green onions
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
1 chopped red pepper
1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped cooked ham
3 cups (750 mL) cooked long grain rice
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
Toasted sliced almonds, optional
4 cups (1 L) cooked oriental vegetables


In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté raisins, green onions, celery, red pepper and ham until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir in rice. Make well in center of rice mixture; add eggs and soy sauce. Cook, gradually stirring eggs into rice, until eggs are just set. Garnish with toasted sliced almonds, if desired. Serve with oriental vegetables.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: Cooked rice will keep up to 1 week in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Suggestion for Complete Meal: Serve with whole wheat roll, an apple and yogurt.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 483
Carbohydrate: 71.3 g
Protein: 22.4 g
Fat: 12.0 g