Ginger Fried Rice
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
10 ingredients
4 servings
This looked awfully good, simple, almost perfect! I made this last night and my BF and I were very pleased with the outcome. If possible, use leftover rice as fresh rice will be too moist. Leftover rice from Chinese takeout works well too. After making the dish the amount of garlic didn't seem excessive to me, but use your judgment. Courtesy of Mark Bittman, the minimalist, from today's version of the New York Times. I reduced the oil as it seemed excessive. Use 1/2 cup if you'd prefer. For a vegan dish, omit the eggs. Originally from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 2 cups leeks, thinly sliced white and light green parts only, rinsed and dried (about 2 medium)
  • 4 cups day-old cooked rice, preferably jasmine, at room temperature
  • 4 large eggs (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce


Serving Size (77.08 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 134.19 Calories from Fat 90.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.09g 62.09%
Saturated Fat 1.45g 29.05%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 286.45mg 47.74%
Total Carbohydrate 10.33g 13.77%
Dietary Fiber 1.14 g 18.3%
Sugars 2.02 g %
Protein 1.79g 14.32%
Vitamin A 742.48IU% Vitamin C 8.02mg%
Calcium 41.81mg% Iron 1.23mg%
*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, day-old, large eggs