Asparagus Fried Rice
20 mins (prep 15, cooking 5)
10 ingredients
4-6 servings
We often have fried rice in various guises, either as accompaniment or as a one-dish light meal. In this version, fresh asparagus gives nuttiness and crisp texture that cannot be achieved with the canned product.TIP: 1. It is essential for the cooked rice to be loose-grained. Either pre-wash the rice in cold water to remove the free starch or allow cooked rice to cool to room temperature and then fluff with two-pronged fork. Attempting the latter with unwashed warm rice will result in a sticky mush. Cooking time does not include cooking the rice as this step can be done in advance.2. A non-stick or seasoned carbon steel wok is most suitable for stir-frying rice.VARIATIONS: 1. Replace the asparagus with chopped mushrooms, fresh peppers, bacon, ham, canned tuna or any other ingredient, or any combination. Also add scrambled raw egg to the rice while constantly stirring in final stages of frying for added flavour.2. Replace red onion with white, green or spring, or shallots as and when available.3. Spiciness is varied by adding more or less crushed chillies and using fresh green or red chillies add to colour.4. Rice can be cooked in any stock of your choice, or add two teaspoonsful of any soup powder mix to the water in which the rice is cooked to achieve subtle variations in taste.

Categories:  side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , taste~mood , quick , low-sodium , low-in... , time-to-make , asian , low-protein , <-30-mins , easy , main-dish , inexpensive , asparagus , healthy , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (42.67 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 123.13 Calories from Fat 112.77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.53g 77.09%
Saturated Fat 1.18g 23.65%
Trans Fat 0.29g %
Cholesterol 1.18mg 1.58%
Sodium 190.89mg 31.81%
Total Carbohydrate 2.63g 3.51%
Dietary Fiber 0.73 g 11.61%
Sugars 0.96 g %
Protein 0.29g 2.3%
Vitamin A 47.68IU% Vitamin C 0.23mg%
Calcium 1.36mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooked rice, green asparagus, red chile, salt & pepper