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Best Fried Rice Recipes

Top Rated Fried Rice Recipes

Calas are traditionally sweet rice fritters or dumplings you might find on a Southern breakfast table. Cover it in powder sugars or syrup.This recipe is courtesy of Chef David Guas, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

You can never go wrong with a combination of fried white rice sauteed with carrots, onions, green onions, freshly minced garlic and a drizzle of soy sauce. You can also add eggs or any kind of meat you prefer.

This quick and versatile recipe is a great, inexpensive way to use up leftover rice, as well as extra ingredients in your fridge. I used fish sauce as the main flavoring component here because it’s what I happened to have in the pantry, but feel free to experiment with different combinations — for example, you could try two parts kecap manis to one part sambal oelek for a sweet and spicy Indonesian-style fried rice, or just soy sauce and butter for a more traditional fried rice. For a healthier alternative, substitute some diced carrots and peas or blanched bean sprouts and tofu for the eggs.Whatever you decide to do though, make sure to use day-old rice; freshly cooked rice has too much moisture and won’t fry well.Total cost: $2.69Click here to see Dinner for Two Under $10.

This healthy spin on "Fried Rice" is the perfect side dish to any meal. Recipe courtesy of Eggland's Best.

Executive chef Andy Choi of Cherry in New York City puts his own spin on chicken wings by creating a spicy sauce made with red pepper paste and bacon fat drippings.Click here to see 24 Chicken Wing Recipes for Fall

A hearty rice dish that can use almost anything you find in your refrigerator. This recipe makes three servings, so enjoy with friends or save leftovers for lunches and dinners.Click here to see Rice Made Sexy — 5 Great Dinner Recipes.Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken

Fried Rice (Takeout Style!)

What’s your favorite comfort food? Mac and cheese and pizza can do the trick, but here’s our ultimate: Fried Rice! There’s something about the chewy clumps of eggs and the savory ginger and soy-infused bites that feels positively life giving. Usually we make fried rice on the fly without a recipe. But after years of tinkering, we wanted to share our master method. Here’s how to make the very best fried rice: it tastes just like takeout from your favorite restaurant!

Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

As far as fried rice recipes go, this veggie-filled dish is one of the healthiest options. Cut down on rice and focus on vegetables, including zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and mushrooms. Feed the whole family with this fresh and tasty fried rice.

Get our recipe for Chicken Fried Rice.

Recipe Summary

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly bias-sliced (1/2 cup)
  • ¾ cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups chilled cooked long grain white rice
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced (about 1/4 cup)

In a small bowl combine eggs and the 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Set aside.

In a wok or large skillet heat the 1 teaspoon sesame oil over medium heat. Add garlic and egg mixture stir gently to scramble. When set, remove egg mixture from the wok. Roll up cooked eggs and slice. Remove wok from heat.

Pour the 1 tablespoon cooking oil into the wok. (Add more oil as needed during cooking.) Return to medium-high heat. Stir-fry celery in hot oil for 1 minute. Add mushrooms stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Add rice, carrot, and peas. Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Cook and stir for 4 to 6 minutes or until heated through. Add cooked egg mixture and green onions cook and stir about 1 minute more or until heated through.

How to Make Homemade Fried Rice

This recipe is prepared in stages so that everything gets cooked perfectly. To make homemade fried rice recipe, simply:

  1. Cook the eggs: Start by scrambling up the eggs in some butter and then set them aside once they are cooked through. This is done so that they don’t overcook while the rest of the ingredients are in the pan.
  2. Saute the veggies: Next, cook the vegetables and aromatics in the last bit of butter until tender.
  3. Stir-fry the rice & sauces: Then add the rice, tamari and Sriracha and stir-fry the mixture for a couple minutes to pull all the flavors together.
  4. Add the eggs & garnish: Finally, add back your eggs, sprinkle with some sliced green onions and you’re done!

TV Dinner

I also love fried rice for breakfast for instance, with scrambled eggs and bacon. Or as a lunch option with plenty of crunchy vegetables and soy sauce!

So many fried rice recipes to make with it the day after.

What do you think of this collection of fried rice recipes below?

I am sure that you will find at least one that you like.

How about fried rice with kimchi? Or with shrimp, fried tofu, Japanese curry style or Indonesian nasi goreng?

Everyone will find something to their liking, I can guarantee that!

Benihana is not just a restaurant, but an entire experience where the Teppanyaki chef actually cooks your meal right in front of you at the table!

If you haven&rsquot been, I would definitely encourage you to check it out. It&rsquos a great place to go for anniversaries, birthdays, or any special occasion.

But if you&rsquod like to recreate some of the magic at home, we&rsquove got a simple recipe that you can whip up in your very own kitchen.

How to Make EASY Fried Rice

There are a few tricks to making this perfect, but trust me it’s not ‘tricky’.

  • Use day old rice. Now, you don’t HAVE to use day old rice, but it just works better. It gives the rice a little time to dry out slightly, giving your rice the perfect texture. Don’t worry if you haven’t planned ahead tough, you can use same-day rice, but make sure to let it sit for a bit after cooking at least 1-2 hours… or even better, chill it while it’s resting. This will aid in evaporating some of the excess moisture.
  • Make sure to use a large skillet to give yourself enough room…and make sure the skillet it hot!
  • Have all your ingredients measured out before you start your rice. This makes the process a little bit easier!

Cook&rsquos Tips

  • Do not use fresh steamed rice as the rice grains have too much moisture content and too starchy for stir fry. The rice will clump and stick together in lumps.
  • Use leftover steamed rice, or &ldquoovernight&rdquo rice. It means rice that had been left overnight in the refrigerator as the rain grains are drier and have lost the moisture content.
  • The next time you dine out at Chinese restaurants or takeout restaurants, ask for an extra serving of steamed white rice. Bring it home and keep in the refrigerator. The next day, you have the perfect &ldquoovernight&rdquo or leftover rice which is great for making this recipe.

Any tips/recipes for the perfect fried rice?

As a student I basically live off the stuff. Personally I've realised using slightly stale day old rice tends to give better texture as it's less dry and less sticky than the freshly cooked stuff.

Also, a sprinkling of chopped spring onions 30 secs before taking it off the heat makes it amazing!

So how do you guys make your perfect fried rice?

Edit: man, Reddit really knows its fried rice

i came here to say let it cool. but your method is so much more intense and probably better.

Ah, the butter is an interesting twist, definitely trying that out next time!

My Chinese step mother also puts in a small amount of chicken salt. Sounds odd but really adds to it!

First time I tried making egg fried rice I had a nice rice omelette.

I don't have a consistent recipe, as the vegetables I use vary depending on what happens to be fresh, and what I have in my refrigerator. That being said, there are a few keys to making what is, in my mind, the ideal fried rice.

Cook your rice the day before, and chill it in the refrigerator overnight. This dries out the rice, and makes it less prone to clumping.

Cook everything separately, set things aside when done, and combine at the end to finish. This ensures that nothing is overcooked, or underdone.

Fish sauce. A small splash towards the end adds a very nice savory element to the final product.

Sesame oil. Again, added towards the end. As with fish sauce, a little goes a long way.

I make mine with egg, garlic, onion, bell pepper, shiitake mushrooms, and lap cheong, with a final garnish of green onions and sesame seeds.

My favorite pork fried rice recipe. The lime juice added at the end makes a huge difference.


3 tablespoons peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 lbs. boneless pork chops, diced into bite size pieces
1 cup cooked rice, preferably several days old, the drier the better
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 small white onion, chopped
3 or 4 dried Thai chili peppers
10 cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup mung bean sprouts
1 egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 lime

Important: Have all of your ingredients prepared and ready next to the stove, as you will be working very quickly.

Heat a wok over high heat until extremely hot.

Add peanut oil and minced garlic, immediately followed by diced pork. Stir constantly to keep garlic from burning. Keep stirring until pork is cooked, about five minutes. (Check to ensure pork is no longer pink in the middle before proceeding.)

Stir in soy sauce and fish sauce. Keep stirring for about 30 seconds or so.

Add white onion, tomato, cilantro, chili peppers and bean sprouts, and keep stirring.

Push the entire mixture up the sides, leaving a bare spot in the middle. Pour in the beaten egg, and scramble until cooked. Once it's cooked, stir everything in the wok together to distribute the scrambled egg.

Sprinkle the green onions and white pepper on top. Stir to combine, then turn off the heat.

Squeeze lime juice over the mixture. Stir to combine, and serve.

NOTE: I recommend removing the dried chili peppers, as they are EXTREMELY hot if eaten.

Is Fried Rice Healthy?

It is healthy if you are consuming a diet that includes grains, fats, protein, and vegetables. This recipe contains 3.2 grams of dietary fiber, and 13.8 grams of protein per serving.

If you wanted to make it more healthy or grain free, you could prepare this fried rice with our cauliflower rice. To add more protein you could stir in some baked chicken. To bring down the sodium levels, use a low sodium soy sauce.