American Lite Fried Rice

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  • Published Aug 17th
  • Ready In55m
  • Servings6
  • Calories257
I came up with this recipe when I was craving fried rice and needed something lower in fat. The cabbage blends in with the rice so that even your kids won't know they are eating a vegetable. My husband likes to eat this for a late dinner because it's so light. Be creative or use whatever is in your fridge. Like it Spicy? Add some chili sauce. This dish goes great with baked spring rolls!

American Lite Fried Rice Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious American Lite Fried Rice for 6 servings:

  • 1 cup dry jasmine rice
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) package shredded carrots
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup water as needed
  • chili sauce (optional)

American Lite Fried Rice Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook35m
  • Ready In55m

To cook American Lite Fried Rice, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this American Lite Fried Rice is about 35 minutes , and you can serve your American Lite Fried Rice within 55 minutes . The following are the steps to cook American Lite Fried Rice easily:

  1. 1 In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. 2 Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic and rice in oil for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning the garlic. Add broccoli and cauliflower florets and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes. Toss green onions, carrots, cabbage, and water chestnuts into the pan, and cook another 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add additional water as needed to keep vegetables moist. Drizzle with soy sauce, and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 257 calories; 7.4 grams of fat; 43.2 grams of carbohydrates; 6 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 661 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 21st 2013

    Saved the day; thanks!

  2. Feb 19th 2011

    I decided to try this since I had 2 heads of cabbage and I don't like cabbage. I used frozen broccoli and cauliflower, lots of garlic and no carrots. Finally I found something to do with c ...

  3. Nov 16th 2009

    This was a good base recipe and the first time I added cabbage to fried rice so I'm happy to say that it was a great addition; I did not follow the recipe entirely since I had no broccoli, I ...

  4. Jul 3rd 2006

    Unfortunately this recipe was rather, well, disgusting. There was a strange unpleasant flavour.

  5. May 31st 2005

    We wound up trying sesame oil and Chinese 5 spice to add some flavor. None turned out well.

  6. Feb 14th 2005

    This recipe is really awesome.The only change I did was to add beef. I marinated stripes of beef in "Easiest Teriyaki Marinade" recipe found also on this site.I sauteed the stripes before ri ...

  7. Oct 3rd 2004

    This recipe was okay, but I used sesame oil instead of vegetable oil to give it a nice flavor. It should have been mentioned that fried rice is made w/ day-old rice, because the texture doe ...

  8. Sep 8th 2004

    Good recipe but I cut down on the oil by using stock and spraying the wok with cooking spray. Also added a little shredded chicken.