Fried Rice - a Basic Recipe for Fried Rice

Chinese fried rice
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    15 min
Ratings (21)

Serves 4 to 6

This is a basic recipe for fried rice that you can add to as desired. If adding other ingredients, increase the number of eggs to 3.
Need a bit of help? Here are step by step photo instructions showing how to make basic fried rice.

What You'll Need

  • 1 - 2 green onions, as desired
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed
  • 4 cups cold cooked rice
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons light soy sauce or oyster sauce, as desired

How to Make It

Wash and finely chop the green onion. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.

Heat a wok or frying pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the eggs. Cook, stirring, until they are lightly scrambled but not too dry. Remove the eggs and clean out the pan.

Add 2 tablespoons oil. Add the rice. Stir-fry for a few minutes, using chopsticks or a wooden spoon to break it apart. Stir in the soy sauce or oyster sauce as desired.

When the rice is heated through, add the scrambled egg back into the pan. Mix thoroughly. Stir in the green onion. Serve hot.

Reader Reviews

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: I loved the flavour of the crisp green onions with the rice and eggs. I did not add the soy sauce to give a chance to flavour the taste separately. Individuals added the sauce and some chilli relish later. From Maha

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: I usually can't cook worth anything, but this was really simple and it turned out great! Thanks! From Steve

Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars
Comments: I loved this dish! It was easy to make and tasted great. I loved that the onions were in every bite and were sweet tasting but crunchy. It was a great way to get rid of leftovers and smelled awesome. Though it could have tasted a little bit more like Asian Cuisine, it was still awesome. From Dana

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