Beefy Fried Rice


1 pound lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup water
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/4 pound snow peas
3 cups cold cooked rice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 scallions, thinly sliced


1.In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, combine ground beef and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until beef is browned and no pink remains, stirring occasionally to crumble beef. Drain off excess liquid and remove beef to a bowl.

2.Place water in the skillet and heat over medium-high heat until hot; add bell pepper and snow peas and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until pepper is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and black pepper; mix well. Return beef to skillet and cook 5 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in scallions just before serving.