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Easy Fried Rice

Easy Fried Rice Recipe

I always make extra rice when I’m cooking it for a dish and either freeze it for a later meal (rice freezes beautifully, and you can defrost it quickly in the microwave!) or save the leftovers for this Easy Fried Rice recipe. The kids love it, and it makes for a super quick lunch or the perfect side to an Asian-inspired dinner. This recipe uses simple ingredients that you may already have at home, yet it packs a ton of flavour, making it one of the BEST fried rice recipes you will try. This dish is also great for customising; add different veggies or protein depending on what you prefer.

Can Easy Fried Rice be made ahead of time?

Yes, if freshly cooked rice is used, the rice can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge completely overnight before use. Reheat in the microwave.

Is Easy Fried Rice suitable for leftovers?

Yes, Easy Fried Rice can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge completely overnight before use. Reheat in the microwave.

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Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Easy Fried Rice

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup bacon, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 4 eggs, whisked (1 egg per person)
  • 3 cups cooked rice (day-old or freshly made)
  • 2 spring onions/scallions, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or all-purpose soy sauce)
  • Fried shallots, to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the bacon and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the peas and corn. Cook for a further 1 minute, stirring until the peas and corn are just defrosted.
  4. Push the ingredients to one side of the pan and add the eggs. Cook for 2-3 minutes until firm, using a spatula to break up into pieces.
  5. Add the rice, spring onions, sesame oil and tamari to the pan. Stir gently to combine and heat the rice through if needed.
  6. Serve topped with fried shallots, if using.

Notes

MAKE AHEAD

If freshly cooked rice is used, the fried rice can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge completely overnight before use. Reheat in the microwave. 

LEFTOVERS

If freshly cooked rice is used, the fried rice can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge completely overnight before use. Reheat in the microwave. 

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: rice, side dish, easy fried rice
  • Method: pan
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Easy Fried Rice, Easy Fried Rice recipe

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Comments

  1. My new go to fried rice recipe that the whole family love!! Thanks Nic ❤️

    • My fave too! I am SO glad you love it as much as we do! 😍

  2. When I saw a recipe for fried rice, I thought I really didn’t need a recipe… I know how to make that! But I tend to overcomplicate recipes, so decided to give this one a go. Um… YUM! It’s the best! Simple, but so very tasty! My kids love this one too.

    • I love the simplicity of this one too! I’m so glad you love it as much as we do! Thank you so much for taking the time to write! 🙏🏻 Nic x

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