Asian-Style Fried Rice and Beans


Sweet, savory, hearty, fresh, and ready in about 45 minutes, this stir-fry dinner hits all the qualities we look for in a weeknight recipe.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
34 mins


  • ½ pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced, or one 8 ounce can pineapple slices

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly biased-sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger*

  • 2 cup cooked brown rice**

  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 lime, halved

  • Fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Quarter pineapple slices. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium heat. Add pineapple; cook about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove from skillet; set aside.

  2. Pour the remaining 1 teaspoon oil into the hot skillet. Add carrots; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until just tender. Add garlic and ginger; cook for 30 seconds.

  3. Stir in brown rice, garbanzo beans, and peas. Add soy sauce. Cook and stir about 4 minutes or until heated through. Stir in the 1/3 cup cilantro. Return pineapple to skillet; heat through.

  4. To serve, squeeze lime over pineapple mixture. If desired, top with additional cilantro leaves.

    Asian-Style Fried Rice and Beans
    Emily Hemmingsen and Jake Sternquist


Fresh ginger is a freezer gem. Place unpeeled ginger in a freezer bag. When a recipe calls for fresh ginger, peel and grate in its frozen state, no thawing required.


Leftover or quick-cooking microwaveable rice also works great.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
6g Fat
65g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 711mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 43.7mg 219%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 479mg 10%
Folate, total 112.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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