Straightforward Egg Fried Rice

A fast recipe for takeaway-style egg fried rice with a great deal of flavour!
Take a look at THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP for making certain your rice is not sticky or claggy.
Such an excellent dish to serve up as a part of a selfmade Chinese language fakeaway!

Egg fried rice in a dark bowl on a white background with wooden chopsticks.

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When you get the knack of remembering to boil a pan of rice within the morning, so you may have chilly rice – which is absolutely essential for making the tastiest fried rice – this recipe will turn out to be a staple for serving up with any of your Chinese language fakeaway dinners (or simply eat it by itself for lunch!).

Alternatively, I typically prepare dinner a batch of boiled rice and freeze it. Then I can simply let it defrost in a single day within the fridge, prepared for frying it up with dinner the following day.

📋 What do we’d like?

Ingredients for egg fried rice on a wooden table.
  • Use lengthy grain rice when you can. Basmati does work nearly as properly, so does brown rice, however lengthy grain white rice is the very best.

❓ MSG or no MSG?

There have been so many controversial discussions about MSG (monosodium glutamate).

MSG is a flavour enhancer. It is naturally present in some meals, however the MSG I am speaking about right here is the stuff that appears like tiny skinny longish strands of salt.
It is typically related to Chinese language cookery and it helps to offer dishes that beautiful umami flavour.

There have been many research carried out on it, so it is price performing some analysis when you’re not sure.

From my very own expertise, we grew up with a packet of MSG at all times within the cabinet. My dad at all times added it to fried rice, and I’ve made fried rice MANY instances each with and with out MSG.
Personally I have not obtained an issue with it. BUT I hardly ever use it.
Why?
Nicely we do not stay near any good Asian grocery outlets right here. Additionally, I do not suppose that fried rice NEEDS it. I add salt, garlic salt and soy soy sauce to my fried rice for a similar umami flavour.
It is price noting that some garlic salt and soy sauce incorporates MSG anyway (I’ve simply checked mine and so they do not, however it’s not one thing that I look out for when shopping for).

In case you do need to use MSG, you may exchange the ¼ tsp garlic salt with ¼ tsp MSG.

🔪 make egg fried rice

**Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this put up.**

  • Fry onion in somewhat oil within the wok, then add minced and prepare dinner for additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the rice, knock up the warmth to excessive and drizzle over somewhat sesame oil. Toss every thing along with a spatula. Word: Utilizing a spatula is essential because it means that you can get beneath the rice and toss it, moderately than break up the rice grains (when you had been to stir with a spoon for instance).
  • As soon as the rice is sizzling, push the rice over to the facet of the pan and crack in two eggs.
  • Cook dinner the eggs over the warmth, stirring along with a splash of soy sauce, then stir the eggs into the rice.
  • Add extra soy sauce, plus a sprinkle of salt and garlic salt and a drizzle of lemon juice. Toss every thing collectively, then serve.
8 image collage showing how to make egg fried rice.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP Make sure to use cooked chilly rice – moderately than heat rice. Rice dries somewhat because it cools, after which dryness will assist cease the fried rice going sticky and claggy. Rice that has cooled and dried somewhat will even take up extra flavour.

Serve up along with your favorite Chinese language dish and even by itself.

Egg fried rice in a wok.

🍽️ What to serve it with

Ingredient Swaps

Add chopped bell peppers, peas, finely chopped mushrooms and/or carrots

Add cooked, shredded rooster for Chicken Fried Rice or add in any leftover shredded/chopped meat out of your Roast Dinner.

scale up and scale down this recipe

You’ll be able to halve or double the recipe, sticking to the identical ingredient ratios. If doubling the recipe, remember that you’re going to want a LARGE wok, and it’ll take longer to warmth the rice by way of.

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Egg fried rice on a dark bowl on a white background.

Egg Fried Rice

A fast recipe for takeaway-style egg fried rice with a great deal of flavour! Nice for serving up as a part of a selfmade Chinese language fakeaway.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 15 minutes

Whole Time 25 minutes

Course Dinner

Delicacies Asian

Servings 4

Energy 358 kcal

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Add 1 tbsp of the oil in a big wok. Add the onion and prepare dinner, stirring repeatedly on a medium warmth for five minutes till the onion begins to show delicate and translucent.

  • Add within the remaining vegetable oil and a pair of cloves of minced garlic. Cook dinner for an extra 30 seconds, stirring repeatedly.

  • Add the rice and switch up the warmth to excessive. Then drizzle over the sesame oil.

  • Use a spatula to toss every thing collectively and to make sure the rice would not persist with the underside of the pan. Hold transferring the rice round in order that it is all getting reheated.

  • As soon as the rice is sizzling (it will take about 5 minutes), push the rice over to the facet of the pan and crack the 2 eggs within the area. Add somewhat splash (about ¼ tbsp) of the soy sauce to the eggs.

  • Ensuring the a part of the wok with the eggs in is over the warmth, fry the eggs, giving a mixture with the spatula till the egg begins to prepare dinner and look scrambled, however continues to be somewhat runny.

  • Now combine the egg into the rice.

  • Pour within the remaining soy sauce (about 1 ¾ tbsp), sprinkle on the ¼ tsp of salt and ¼ tsp of garlic salt and blend all of it collectively.

  • Add ½ tbsp of the lemon juice, stir and style. Add somewhat extra lemon juice if required.

  • Divide between 4 bowls. High with spring onions (scallions).

  • Serve along with your favorite Chinese language dish. I like to serve it with Crispy Sesame Chicken or Sweet and Sour Chicken or Sticky Pork Belly.

✎ Notes

1. Can I make it forward?

Sure! I feel reheated fried rice really tastes higher! 
Cook dinner the rice, then unfold it out in a big dish (so it would cool rapidly) cowl and refrigerate for as much as a day. Do not go away cooked rice out at room temperature. Micro organism can develop on cooked rice in a short time, so it is essential to:

  • Refrigerate it as rapidly as potential
  • Do not retailer for greater than 24 hours within the fridge, and
  • Completely reheat it.

Reheat in a wok, over a medium-high warmth, transferring it across the pan with a spatula, till piping sizzling all through. You could want so as to add an additional splash of oil, because the rice may have absorbed the oil while within the fridge.
I might additionally add an additional squeeze of lemon juice and a few contemporary chopped spring onions (scallions) on prime earlier than serving.

2. Can I freeze it?

Sure, you may freeze this egg fried rice. 
Cook dinner the rice, then unfold it out in a big dish (so it would cool rapidly) cowl and freeze.
As per the directions above – Do not go away cooked rice out at room temperature. Micro organism can develop on cooked rice in a short time, so it is essential to:

  • Freeze it as rapidly as potential
  • Defrost within the fridge in a single day (and don’t retailer for greater than 24 hours)
  • Completely reheat it.

Reheat in a wok, over a medium-high warmth, transferring it across the pan with a spatula, till piping sizzling all through. You will want so as to add an additional splash of oil, because the rice may have absorbed the oil upon storing.
Add an additional squeeze of lemon juice and a few contemporary chopped spring onions (scallions) on prime earlier than serving.

3. Dietary data is per serving

– this recipe serves 4

Diet

Energy: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 10gFats: 11gSaturated Fats: 7gLdl cholesterol: 82mgSodium: 830mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1250IUVitamin C: 50mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg

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