Easy Fried Rice

easy fried rice
I always make extra rice when I'm cooking it for a dish and either freeze it for a later meal (yes! Rice freezes beautifully and you can defrost it quickly in the microwave!) or save the rest for this recipe. The kids love it and it makes for a super quick lunch or the perfect side to an Asian inspired dinner. Simple ingredients make this one of the BEST fried rice recipes you will try.
  • 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 person)
  • 3 cups cooked rice (day old or freshly made)
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or all purpose soy sauce)
  • Fried shallots to serve (optional)
  1. Heat the olive oil oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the bacon, cook for 2-3 minutes until golden. Add the garlic. Cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the peas and corn. Cook for a further 1 minute stirring until the corn and peas are just defrosted.
  4. Push the ingredients to one side of the pan, add the egg. Cook for 2-3 minutes until it is firm, use a spatula to break it up.
  5. Add the rice, spring onions, sesame oil and tamari to the pan, stir gently to combine and heat through the rice if needed.
  6. Serve topped with fried shallots if using.

Can fried rice be frozen? Yes. Freeze in an air-tight container for up to 2 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat until piping hot in the microwave or stove top. Fried rice can also  be heated in the microwave from frozen.


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