The sky is the limit when it comes to preparing fried rice. With this recipe we use brown rice and a little canola oil to make it healthier and 5 different types of vegetables. It's important the brown rice is well chilled so the starch hardens and makes it fry-able. If you use fresh rice you will have a gummy mess. Using ginger, scallions and garlic helps boost the flavour or you could even add some sesame oil or chile peppers. You could substitute the canola for sesame oil to add more flavour. Change any of the vegetables to asparagus; zucchini, peas, mushrooms, bok choy, bean spouts, jicama and even fruit such as mandarin oranges or pineapple.. To make it more of a meal I would add protein like chicken, shrimp, ham or even tofu...but then it wouldn't be Five Treasure now. Cooking time includes cooking the rice and chilling it. To speed the process up at dinner time, prepare the rice and chopped veggies the day before. This recipe came from Fine Cooking.