Cucumber Fried Rice

Instead of the usual stir-fried rice, this one uses cucumbers, salami, arugula and chiles in a spicy, fresh and meaty combination.

  • Active:
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 4

Related Video

More Videos
How to Make Fresh Grated Pasta


  • 4 Persian or Kirby cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced salami
  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Thai chile or serrano, minced
  • 3 ounces arugula, chopped (4 cups)
  • Pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a colander set over a bowl, toss the cucumbers with the 2 teaspoons of salt and let stand for 30 minutes. Rinse well and squeeze dry. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Add the cucumbers, garlic and salami and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the rice, scallions, chile and arugula; season with salt and pepper and stir-fry until the rice is hot.

Contributed By Photo © John Kernick Published May 2014

471613 recipes/cucumber-fried-rice 2014-04-08T00:21:09+00:00 Kay Chun stir-frying|beans-grains-and-legumes|side-dishes|4|fast|staff-favorite|weeknight-dinner|lunch may-2014 recipes,cucumber-fried-rice 471613

Aggregate Rating value: 0

Review Count: 0

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5