Light And Healthy Veggie Fried Rice

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Enlightening Entrees!

Who says fried rice needs to be full of fat and unhealthy. Feel free to add even more of your favorite veggies to this recipe – Broccoli, long beans, red peppers all work great. The more the merrier! Enjoy!

1 (5.3-oz.) bag quick-cooking brown rice

1 (8-oz.) package fresh sugar snap peas

4 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces

1/2 cup matchstick-cut carrots

Vegetable cooking spray

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

3 tablespoons lite soy sauce

2 teaspoons dark sesame oil

2 teaspoons of sweet and sour sauce

Crunchy noodles

Cook rice according to package directions; drain well. 

Sauté peas, green onions, and carrots in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add ginger and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add rice, and cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Push rice mixture to sides of pan, making a well in center of mixture.

Add eggs to center of mixture, and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes or until set. Stir eggs into rice mixture. Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil. Finish with a drizzle of the sweet and sour sauce on top of the rice and then sprinkle some crunchy noodles on top for texture and serve.