How to Prepare Fried Rice

Introduction: How to Prepare Fried Rice

Are you ever sitting at home wishing you had fried rice in front of you, but you don’t have it in your budget to order take out? I have the recipe for you! Fried rice is an easy dish to make and quite versatile, you can add meat or if you are vegetarian you can add frozen stir fry veggies. This recipe is a simple base that you can add anything you desire.

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Step 1: Gathering Your Ingredients

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

2 cups of dry long grain white rice

½ of a small yellow onion

1 clove of garlic

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of salt and black pepper each

4 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce

1 ½ tablespoons of vegetable oil

1 tablespoon of sesame oil

1 green onion for garnish

4 cups of water

Step 2: Gathering Your Tools

For this recipe you will need the following tools:

Deep/Large pan or a wok

Small pan for frying egg



Medium saucepan with lid

Measuring cup

Chef knife or paring knife

Measuring spoons

Cutting board

Step 3: Measuring

Measure 2 cups of rice with 4 cups of water.

Step 4: Bring to a Boil

Turn the burner on high, once you have added your rice and water to the saucepan, until the water is boiling.

Step 5: Low and Slow

Turn the burner down to the lowest temperature once the water is boiling, to simmer and apply lid for 20-25 minutes.

Step 6: Dicing

Dice the onion while waiting for your rice to cook using the chef knife or paring knife.

Step 7: Mincing

Mince the garlic very small using the chef knife or paring knife

Step 8: Oil for Frying

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil on medium heat in your wok or large pan until it is shimmering.

Step 9: Preparing the Veggies

Add your onions and garlic to the heated oil along with salt and pepper, stir frying until translucent.

Step 10: Scramble

Scramble eggs with ½ a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a separate pan while you wait for the onions to turn translucent, once eggs are done set them aside.

Step 11: Adding the Rice

Add the cooked rice to the wok along with the onions and garlic.

Step 12: Season

Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes along with the rice.

Step 13: Last Ingredient

Add the scrambled egg once you’ve added every other ingredient, you don’t want the egg to overcook.

Step 14: Stir Fry

Constantly stir fry the rice with your spatula, for 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 15: Finally

Plate the friend rice, topping it with green onion and ENJOY!

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    2 Discussions


    Question 1 year ago on Step 4

    Do you add salt to the rice ?


    2 years ago

    That looks delicious :) This is a great dish to learn to cook for beginners!