Fried Rice Recipes

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April 11, 2011
Fried Rice with ham


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 large green onions, finely chopped
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  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce


Beat the egg and sesame oil in a small bowl.

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok. Add the eggs and cook about 30 seconds while tilting and swirling and then break the eggs up into pieces.

Add the rice and cook, stirring every few seconds, until completely heated through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the peas, green onions and bean sprouts and stir fry for about 3 minutes, turning constantly. Stir in the soy sauce well and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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Fry bacon until crisp, remove bacon. With drippings, stir-fry onion for 2 minutes. Add cold cooked rice; stir fry 7-8 minutes.


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I love turning leftovers into new meals in the following days, and this fried rice is one of my favourites! You can use any meat, veggies, and rice you have left over to make a new meal that tastes nothing like it used to. I used leftover ham and rice from Thanksgiving, and used up the rest of the veggies I had in the drawers.

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June 8, 2011

We usually eat this as a main course, but it would also make a great side dish. We usually add Chinese BBQ pork, but it is a tasty vegetarian dish without it. My son requests Fried Rice often.

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In medium pan, heat oil and saute onion, garlic, and rice. Add hot water and salt. Bring to a full boil. . .


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April 2, 2005

To cook Rice for fried rice or other dishes that don't call for "gluggy rice" simply cook in the usual way (as in packet instructions), the steaming method is best but any other way you like will do.



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June 5, 2019

I recently just learned that when you make egg fried rice, you must add the egg first then the rice, anyone know why?



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June 5, 20190 found this helpful

I dont do it that way. I sauté the rice first. I use a wok and push the rice out of the way. I then add the egg and then the peas


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June 6, 20190 found this helpful

I do the eggs separately. Not sure why eggs with rice but maybe to save time? :)


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June 7, 20190 found this helpful

Mostly because if you add the eggs after the rice (right in them) they will soak up the rice and make a terrible consistency. I did that with my ex boyfriend in college and we still joke about that to this very day!!!!!!!!!!


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June 9, 20190 found this helpful

I don't put eggs in fried rice since I don't eat eggs.

I learned from a college class that the eggs go in first so the rice doesn't get clumpy.


This article give you the reason in depth:


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June 11, 20190 found this helpful

Eggs and rice are a very popular dish because it is very veritable and can be made for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner/supper.
For this reason, you will find many variations of people's favorite ways to prepare it.
ThriftyFun has several recipes from past postings and I love Attosa's recipe.

It is generally considered cooking eggs first (or by themselves) because adding them on top of rice so often makes a big gooey mess.


I have found that day old rice and a little drier rice work best with eggs and other ingredients.
You should experiment with different ways to see what recipe you like best.

Rice seems to be a staple for Japanese and Koreans so they always seem to have excellent recipes. Check out this site for some ideas:

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I am looking for good fried rice tips and recipes. I have tried a few times but I always end up with a gooey mess of rice.

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