Learning How to Make Fried Rice is dangerously easy and a valuable life skill. Once you learn, you’ll want to go ahead and double these recipes. It’s the trifecta of sweet, sticky, and savory, and it tastes even better reheated. Unlike the disappointing, lackluster, is there anything in here BUT rice? versions you’ve experienced in takeout containers of the past, these recipes with fried rice is FULLY LOADED with the good stuff, and it’s healthy too!
In addition to its prowess as a lick-your-plate yummy lunch or dinner, these recipes also hits the spot as an easy, clean-out-your-fridge kind of meal.
You can certainly add different kinds of protein to the fried rice to make it good enough for dinner.
Egg Fried Rice – An Easy Chinese Recipe.
Egg fried rice. Deceptively simple, but a huge favorite and crowd-pleaser. My egg fried rice recipe uses egg that’s slightly flavored with turmeric and paprika, which I think is a unique addition. It adds color to the dish, making it a vibrant yellow. (If you’re used to a Chinese takeout place that makes their fried rice yellow, you can be sure they were probably using food coloring. Using turmeric gets you that same color at home with a natural ingredient.)
Simple fried rice.
Fried rice is the best dinner to whip up last minute on a weeknight. Using ingredients you can find in your pantry, you can make this a little more fancy with a couple of extra ingredients such as prawns or chicken. This simple fried rice is really nice hot or cold – and good for lunches too.
Brown Fried Rice.
Simplicity at its best! When you make a big pot of brown rice for the week, be sure to keep this recipe in your rotation. It’s sooooo easy, and delicious to boot! Who doesn’t love a good fried rice recipe?
Vegan fried rice.
It’s summertime! We love to cook, but in summer we prefer to make simple recipes, such as this awesome vegan fried rice. You need to try this amazing recipe, it’s fresh, easy to make and so tasty, in addition is ready in less than 30 minutes.
This recipe is pretty light, and you can make a healthier and lighter version with less fat, we’ll tell you how, keep reading! Both versions are so delicious.
Chicken Fried Rice.
Fried rice is one of those satisfying comfort foods beloved by many for its soft yet crispy rice with tender chicken and snappy vegetables all wrapped up in a garlicky, sesame-soy sauce. Because it’s so convenient, chicken fried rice gets added to the end of every takeout order of moo-shu pork and pan-fried dumplings that comes through our door, where it becomes quick lunches and lazy dinners the rest of the week.
Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice.
Sweet, savory and spicy! So easy to make and takes 30 minutes on the stove.
Basic Recipe for Fried Rice
This is a basic recipe for fried rice that you can add to as desired. Serve it as a side with leftover vegetables mixed in, or serve it as a main dish with barbecued pork, chicken, and/or shrimp. Once you have this basic recipe mastered, you can feel free to adjust to suit your needs. We do recommend, though, that you increase the number of eggs from 2 to 3 if you do add more ingredients, just to make sure that the ratio of the egg-to-rice mixture is well-balanced.
What Type of Rice is Used for Fried Rice?
Fried rice can be made with a white or brown rice. For white rice, both Jasmine and Basmati rice are popular.
Because I wanted to make a healthy version, I used brown rice, which is whole grain, meaning it’s higher in protein, fiber, and nutrients than white rice. The flavor of the brown rice is ultra-subtle. You won’t notice the swap.
Whichever color of rice you choose, the best rice for fried rice is leftover, COLD rice. Cold rice works better because it helps dry the rice a little and keeps the fried rice from becoming soggy.
How to Make The Best Fried Rice at Home
The magic of this recipe’s tastiness and ease lies in its fusion of fresh ingredients with pantry and freezer staples.
Fried Rice Perfection!
There’s something about fried rice that makes it so comforting! After coming home from a long days work and you don’t want to prepare anything elaborate cooking this takes 20 minutes (much less if you cooked some rice for the week on Sunday!) and the best part is you can use all your veggie leftovers. You know, those sad looking carrots inside your fridge or that wrinkly red pepper you thought about discarding or the wilting spinach you forgot to use. All of those find their use in this classic fried rice recipe! Would be perfect for making this on Monday night before you do your shopping for the week!
Ditch the takeout menu. These recipes with fried rice are all you need to make the best-fried rice in the world at home!
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