Some of the best dinners can come from a choose-your-own-adventure-like foray into your fridge to see what leftover vegetable you can make something out of. Here, vegetable fried rice uses zucchini or broccoli or green beans, packs in some frozen peas and carrots, and gets a nutrition boost from shredded kale. A dreamy fried egg is the protein topper that takes this easy weeknight meal to legendary status. 

Martha Stewart Living, December 2021


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
35 mins


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  • Heat a large, heavy nonstick skillet over high. Swirl in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil; add kale and zucchini. Season with salt and cook, stirring, until zucchini is bright green and kale is wilted, about 3 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Add rice and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil; cook, stirring to break up rice, 1 minute. Stir in sesame oil and carrots and peas; season and cook 1 minute.

  • Make 4 wells in mixture; divide remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil among them. Crack an egg into each well; season. Reduce heat to medium and cook until whites begin to set, about 3 minutes. Cover, turn off heat, and let stand until whites are set but yolks are still soft, 3 to 4 minutes more. Serve immediately.