This dish combines the nutty flavor of brown rice with the fresh taste of bell peppers, baby peas, and other vegetables.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, heat peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add onions, bell pepper, garlic and pepper flakes, to taste. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Increase heat to medium-high and stir in cooked rice, green onions and soy sauce. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add peas and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Add sesame oil and mix well. Garnish with peanuts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 36.7g; fat 14.7g; sodium 731.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2005
Loved this. Omitted the peanut oil and used the sesame oil for stir-frying. Omitted the peanuts. Used edamame instead of canned peas and added matchstick carrots and a little egg substitute. We will definitely make this again. By the way, it made 5 side dish servings. Thanks, Verona. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2011
Needs egg Read More
(9)
178 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2005
Loved this. Omitted the peanut oil and used the sesame oil for stir-frying. Omitted the peanuts. Used edamame instead of canned peas and added matchstick carrots and a little egg substitute. We will definitely make this again. By the way, it made 5 side dish servings. Thanks, Verona. Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
I couldn't rate the kids part because I don't have any, but I liked it. I made it for my boy friend who loves fried rice, so we'll have to wait and see after he tries it. I tried it and it had great flavor. I used edame ( soy beans ) instead of peas because that's what I had on hand and I would use a bit less soy sauce next time, just cut down a little. Overall though it was great and I can't beleive i've had this recipe in my box all this time and have never made this. It's the only fried rice recipe iv'e found here that's totally vegetarian and luckily it's a good one. Hopefully now more people will discover this now that someone has finally tried it and given it a good rating. Thank you!! Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2008
It was good I added some carrots, corn and peas all frozen and fried it in some sesame oil!!! I also fried up some mushrooms!!! I used basmati rice instead of brown rice... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
I used basmati rice because I find brown rice quite heavy. So...I didn't use 3 cups of water. I followed the cooking instructions for the rice on the pkg. I also used frozen peas because I didn't want the peas to get mushy. I also added 2 stalks of finely chopped celery. I'll definitely make this one again! Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2007
This recipe was appreciated by my family sine they were getting tired of plain rice. I added red peppers celery onions garlic hot pepper flakes and 2 eggs. I substitued the peanut oil for olive since that's what I had on hand. So our recipe was a variation but still worked well. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2014
Some recipes like this one don't need to be dissected. "D" good just as is - I could eat a bowlful. The sesame oil should not be omitted as it takes this from good to great. (I used long grain converted white rice rather than brown rice but it turned brown with the soy sauce. Does that count?) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2007
It needed egg. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
I used olive oil instead of peanut oil, and added one egg. Tastes great! The peanuts add a nice kick! I'll make this again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2012
It really needed some carrots so when I was all done I chopped up some carrots and stir fried them seperately and added them to the recipe! I also used frozen peas instead of canned (more nutricious) and added them with the onions and pepper! Next time I might put half of the pepper flakes just because my kids thought it was spicy but it wasn't too spicy for me and I'm not big on a lot of spice! I also added some chicken for some protein and we had this as a meal instead of a side!!! It was so very yummy! Even without my adjustments it was really good I just thought carrots would add nutrition and some bulk since it was the only course!!! ****Now that ive made this ohhhh I don't know....100+ times I wanted to add a few things! This recipe is so easy to adjust to your liking! First of all if you aren't vegan you can take 1-2 eggs, beat them and add them in last then stir fry until eggs are cooked! Be sure to get the veggies in there right away once chicken is in there or you will end up with crunchy veggies... unless of course you like crunchy veggies! I put chopped chicken in and imeadiately start chopping and adding veggies! We also use brown rice! I cook 2 cups dry rice seperately in my rice cooked then just blend it all together before adding sesame oil or seeds! Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2011
Needs egg Read More
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