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!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

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  • 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

257.5 calories; 6 g protein; 43.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 660.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2004
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 does not come out authentic at all. It's more like stir-fry mixed with regular rice. Otherwise not bad. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2005
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 rice and garlic.Took the meat out of wok and added after frying the rice.Absolutely perfect. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2004
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 does not come out authentic at all. It's more like stir-fry mixed with regular rice. Otherwise not bad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2009
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 decided agains putting in the water chestnuts after I opened the can and saw that they were brownish. I skipped the onions too since the kids don't like them. I did use onion powder fresh garlic shredded carrot 3 cups of cabbage and about 6 slices of bacon which I saved the fat to fry with the rice. (I know not so lite now) I don't like Chinese 5 Spice so I added salt pepper and some hot sauce; soy sauce on the side for those who wanted it!:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
05/31/2005
We wound up trying sesame oil and Chinese 5 spice to add some flavor. None turned out well. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/03/2006
Unfortunately this recipe was rather well disgusting. There was a strange unpleasant flavour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2011
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 cabbage. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2020
I used the vegetables I had on hand, omitting cauliflower, and using Grapeseed oil - we needed to add a lot more soy sauce than indicated, and would cook the carrots with the rice and garlic to cook the carrots more thoroughly. Great side! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2013
Saved the day; thanks! Read More