Food For Thought – Ginger Fried Rice

“Erection is chiefly caused by parsnips, artichokes, turnips, asparagus, candied ginger, acorns bruised to a powder drunk in muscatel” -Aristotle

I adapted this recipe from one from the New York Times.


  • 2 medium green peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium white onion, julienned
  • 3 leeks, sliced (white and light green part only)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 4 cups cooked rice, preferably day old.
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 eggs


In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp and brown. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels.

Reduce heat under skillet to medium-low and add 2 tablespoons oil and onion, leeks and peppers. Cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very tender. Add rice and cook, stirring well, until heated through.

In a small skillet, fry the eggs (individually.) Divide the rice mixture into four portions. Top each with equal portions of bean sprouts and then each with a fried egg. Garnish with fried garlic and ginger mixture.

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