Cabbage Fried Rice


Cabbage is a super-healthy vegetable that’s available year-round, making this fried rice great for a light winter meal. Slideshow:  Great Cabbage Recipes 

Cabbage Fried Rice
Photo: © Phoebe Lapine
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice

  • 1 cup julienned carrots

  • 4 cups shredded Napa or Savoy cabbage

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger

  • 4 cups cooked long-grain white rice (see Note)

  • 4 large eggs, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. In a nonstick wok or large skillet, heat the oil. Add the onion, carrots and cabbage and stir-fry over high heat until the vegetables are softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the rice and stir-fry until heated through and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes.

  2. Push the fried rice to the side of the pan to create a well. Pour the eggs into the well and cook, stirring gently, until nearly cooked. Toss the fried rice with the eggs and cook for 1 minute longer. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the soy sauce, lime juice and scallions. Transfer the fried rice to bowls and serve.


In a pot of boiling salted water, cook 1 1/2 cups raw long-grain rice until al dente. Drain and use right away or refrigerate.

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