Fried Rice Pilaf

veggie fried rice
Another meatless hit from Rachael Ray! I thought this dish was pretty simple, had great flavor, was filling and was healthy too. My sister and I had it for dinner one night and then I enjoyed leftovers for lunches the rest of the week. You could easily add some chicken to it if you wanted to, but I didn't think it needed it at all.

Ingredients:
* 1 cup jasmine rice
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 4 eggs, beaten
* Salt and pepper
* 3 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
* 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
* 1 can (15.5 oz.) white beans, rinsed
* 1 cup frozen peas and carrots mix, thawed
* 1 tsp. ground cumin
* 2 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Directions:
1. In a small saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, cover the rice with water and stir until the water becomes cloudy; drain and repeat twice. Return the rice to the saucepan, add 1 cup cold water, cover and cook over medium-low heat until the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked, about 25 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add the eggs, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until set and just dry, about 1 minute. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool; coarsely chop.
3. In the same skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add the scallion whites and bell pepper and cook until crisp-tender, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper. Add the beans and peas-carrots mix and cook until heated through; transfer to a large bowl.
4. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 tbsp. oil and the cumin over medium-high heat. Stir in the cooked rice. Spread into a single layer and cook, undisturbed, until the rice forms a crust, about 3 minutes. Break up the rice and sprinkle with the soy sauce. Stir in the scallion greens, cilantro, bean mixture and eggs and cook until heated through.

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