How To Serve Fried Rice Recipe Quick

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Fried rice is a classic Asian dish that’s incredibly versatile and perfect for using up leftover ingredients. It’s a satisfying and budget-friendly meal that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes. This recipe provides a basic framework, feel free to customize it with your favorite protein and vegetables!


Fried Rice
Fried Rice

2 tablespoons cooking oil (vegetable, peanut, or canola)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked, cold rice (preferably day-old)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked protein (optional: chicken, shrimp, tofu)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion, cook for 30 seconds, or until softened and fragrant.
    2. Push the garlic and onion to the side of the pan. Add the beaten eggs and scramble them until cooked through, breaking them up with a spatula.
    3. Add the cooked rice and break it up with a spatula to separate any clumps.
    4. Stir in the peas, carrots, and cooked protein (if using). Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly softened.
    5. Make a well in the center of the pan. Pour in the soy sauce, oyster sauce (if using), and sesame oil. Stir-fry for a minute, allowing the sauces to coat the ingredients.
    6. Season with black pepper and salt to taste.
    7. Turn off the heat. Garnish with chopped green onions (optional) and serve immediately.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, without protein):

    Calories: 400

  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sodium: 800mg (depending on the soy sauce)

  • Please note: These are approximate nutrition facts and will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.


    Fried rice is a delicious and easy meal that can be enjoyed by everyone. The best part? It’s incredibly customizable! Feel free to experiment with different protein options, vegetables, and sauces to create your own perfect fried rice dish. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. What type of rice is best for fried rice?

    Cold, cooked rice works best for fried rice. Day-old rice tends to be drier and less sticky, resulting in a fluffier texture. You can use leftover rice from any variety, but long-grain rice (like basmati or jasmine) is a popular choice.

    2. Can I use fresh vegetables instead of frozen peas and carrots?

    Absolutely! You can use any combination of chopped vegetables you like, such as broccoli, bell peppers, or snap peas. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time depending on the chosen vegetables.

    3. What can I substitute for soy sauce?

    If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, you can use tamari sauce instead of soy sauce. You can also dilute the soy sauce with a little bit of water if you find it too salty.

    4. How can I make my fried rice spicier?

    Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or chopped chili peppers to the pan while cooking the garlic and onion for a spicy kick.

    5. Can I make fried rice ahead of time?

    While fried rice is best enjoyed fresh, you can certainly cook it ahead of time. Let the rice cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat it in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.