Mollie's American Fried Rice

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This Mollie Katzen recipe is a vegetable dish where the rice plays a secondary role to the veggies; the reverse of traditional fried rice recipes. The leafy greens called for can be kale, collards, spinach, beet, chard, Asian greens or a mixture of greens. The rice should be cooked the day before. I cook my rice in the microwave in 2 separate one cup batches, it comes out perfect every time. Originally, the Chinese made fried rice to use up leftover rice and would serve the meal with a soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the omelet: in a 10" non-stick skillet, add about a teaspoon of oil, allow the pan to heat for about 30 seconds, then add the 2 beaten eggs. Swirl the beaten eggs around until one side is evenly cooked, then flip the omelet over to cook the other side.
  2. Transfer omelet to a plate and cut omelet into strips, set aside.
  3. In a wok, add oil and allow pan to heat up; add onion and ginger and sauté for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  4. Stir in broccoli, green beans, carrot and garlic. Add salt, if using, and stir-fry over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  5. Stir in chopped leafy greens and sugar snap peas, cook until they turn bright green.
  6. Fluff the cooked rice, and add to wok, along with the soy sauce, green onion and omelet strips.
  7. Serve hot, topped with the almonds.


Most Helpful

I used this as a base recipe to play around with. It's very good. We didn't have any leafy greens, sugar snap peas or almonds, but added oyster & brown mushrooms, canned baby corn, capsicum (bell pepper) and another cup of rice & tblsp of soy sauce. Thanks for sharing, lynnski :)

Rhiannon and Matt March 01, 2009

A great, easy recipe - and a good way to clean out the fridge!

dicentra July 29, 2008

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