Top 5 Egg Fried Rice Recipes You Should Try Today

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Egg fried rice is easy to make and tastes fabulous. A complete meal on its own, it is a one pot dish that can easily be served for any special occasion. Just make sure that the rice is not overdone and cool enough to be mixed to avoid the grains from sticking together while frying. Serve with soy sauce, chili sauce, and chili vinegar for an authentic Chinese touch along with Manchurian gravy.

5 Easy And Fabulous Ways To Prepare Egg Fried Rice:

Here are 5 egg fried rice recipes to zest up your boring parties!

1. Simple Egg Fried Rice:

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This is the simplest way of preparing egg fried rice. A genuine recipe from the Chinese kitchen, it is a wonderful source of protein. Use the choicest basmati rice available for the right flavor. You can use brown basmati rice for a healthier choice.

Ingredients:

  1. Eggs – 1
  2. Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
  3. Sunflower oil – 1 tbsp
  4. Basmati rice – 1 cup, cooked, allow it to become cold
  5. Frozen peas – ½ cup, rinsed
  6. Spring onions – 6, finely chopped
  7. Soy sauce – 2 tsp
  8. White pepper – to taste, freshly ground
  9. Salt – to taste

Directions:

  1. Crack eggs into a mixing bowl along with sesame oil. Using a wire whisk beat the mixture well and keep it aside.
  2. Add sunflower oil to a wok kept on medium to high heat and allow it to smoke.
  3. Mix in the cooled rice and stir fry for 4 minutes or until the rice gets heated through completely.
  4. Add spring onions and peas and stir fry for 3 minutes without letting the rice stick.
  5. Season generously with white pepper and soy sauce. Mix well and keep the rice aside on one end of the pan.
  6. Add the egg mixture and with chopstick, swirl briskly to break the eggs completely.
  7. Toss in with the rice and stir fry for about 60 seconds more.
  8. Serve hot with soy sauce and vinegar.

2. Vegetable And Egg Fried Rice:

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A recipe from the authentic Chinese kitchen, it brings in the goodness of veggies too. Just ensure that the rice is just cooked and not overdone. Use the fresh veggies for a fresh treat.

Ingredients:

  1. Rice – 1 cup, cooked until grains are separate
  2. Eggs – 2
  3. French beans – ¼ cup, finely chopped
  4. Carrots – 2, large, peeled, finely chopped
  5. Capsicum – 1, large, finely chopped
  6. Celery – 4 sticks
  7. Spring onions – 1 bunch
  8. Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  9. Sesame oil – 4 tsp
  10. Salt – to taste
  11. White pepper powder – to taste
  12. Water – 2 tsp

Directions:

  1. Crack eggs into a mixing bowl with salt, pepper, and water. Using a wire whisk and beat the mixture until it becomes slightly fluffy.
  2. Place a shallow frying pan greased slightly with oil on medium to high flame.
  3. Pour in the egg mixture and cook for about 3 minutes or until the bottom portion turns brown.
  4. Using a spatula, flip over and cook until the flipped over portion gets brown spots.
  5. Tear into bite-sized pieces and place aside.
  6. Place a skillet on medium to high flame and heat the oil.
  7. Add vegetables after the oil gets heated up and cook until vegetables turn crispy tender.
  8. Mix rice, salt, and soy sauce well and cook for about 3 more minutes.
  9. Serve right from the pan with chili sauce.

3. Bacon And Egg Fried Rice:

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Packed with the flavors of smoked bacon, this egg fried rice is a treat for the spicy food lovers. Plus, it has the richness rendered by fresh peas. Add a handful of toasted nuts to spice up your meal!
Ingredients:

  1. Eggs – 2, beaten
  2. Sesame oil – 2 tbsp
  3. Smoked bacon – 2, cut into fine slices
  4. Chili – 1, finely chopped
  5. Garlic – 2 cloves
  6. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  7. Butter – 1 tbsp
  8. Spring onions – 3, finely sliced
  9. Fresh peas – ¼ cup
  10. Rice – 1 ½ cups, cooked, cooled
  11. Soy sauce – 1 ½ tbsp
  12. Chili vinegar – 1 tsp

Directions:

  1. Place a large wok on medium to high flame and cook bacon until it becomes crisp.
  2. Mix in garlic, ginger, and chilies and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggs with pepper and salt and scramble.
  4. Add butter and allow it to melt.
  5. As butter starts bubbling, mix in spring onion slices and peas. Cook it stirring intermittently for 3 more minutes.
  6. Mix in soy sauce and give a quick stir.
  7. Add rice and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring every now and then to ensure even blend of flavors.
  8. Add vinegar and give a quick toss.
  9. Serve hot with chili sauce.

4. Ham And Egg Fried Rice:

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Ham and egg makes a tasty combo. Be it a simple pepper or a spicy combo of chili and black pepper, it is unarguably a tasty way to spice up a lazy, cozy evening. Here is a quick, tasty way to enjoy ham and egg under one place.

Ingredients:

  1. Eggs – 3, lightly beaten
  2. Sesame oil – 2 tbsp
  3. Rice – 4 cups, cooked, allowed to it to become cool
  4. Honey-cured ham – 3 oz
  5. Lima beans – ½ cup
  6. Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  7. Onions – 1, large, finely chopped
  8. Green chilies – 3, slit lengthways
  9. Salt – to taste
  10. Green scallions – 3 tbsp
  11. Peanuts – 3 tbsp, roasted

Directions:

  1. Place a heavy skillet on medium to high flame and heat about 1 tbsp oil.
  2. Add onions, ginger garlic paste, and green chilies and sauté until onions turn golden.
  3. Mix in eggs and scramble them.
  4. Once the eggs get cooked, transfer the mixture to a bowl and crumble it.
  5. Add rest 1 tbsp oil to the skillet and heat it.
  6. Mix in rice and using a fork, toss until the grains are separated.
  7. Mix in peas, ham, scallions, peanuts, and salt and toss well.
  8. Mix in crumbled eggs and toss for even spread of flavors.
  9. Serve hot with chili sauce and vinegar.

5. Egg Fried Rice With Prawns:

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Egg fried rice, as I mentioned above, is an easy to make dish that can be manipulated to meet your palate needs. A one-pot meal, it is the perfect choice for any Chinese themed party. Make sure you have a Hunan gravy or chili gravy of your choice.

Ingredients:

  1. Rice – 1 ½ cup, cooked, grains separated
  2. Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  3. Garlic – 2 cloves, finely chopped
  4. Green chilies – 2, slit lengthways
  5. Eggs – 3, beaten
  6. Fresh peas – ½ cup
  7. Spring onions – 10, finely sliced
  8. Small prawns – 2 cups, cooked
  9. Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  10. Salt – to taste
  11. White pepper powder – to taste

Directions:

  1. Place a heavy bottomed frying pan on medium to high flame.
  2. Mix in garlic and green chilies and sauté for 20 seconds.
  3. Mix in peas and spring onions and sauté for 30 seconds more.
  4. Add eggs and scramble.
  5. Add rice, prawns, and soy sauce and toss to mix through.
  6. Season with white pepper powder and salt.
  7. Serve hot alongside soy sauce and chili sauce.

Egg fried rice is an easy way to pep up a cold winter night. Plus, it can be manipulated to meet the flavor requirements of the occasion. Add a handful of veggies or toss in a cup of toasted nuts or just add a few slices of spiced up prawn and bacon. Just let your imagination run wild and create a meal that is full of flavor and health!

What is your choice when it comes to egg fried rice? Do you like it with veggies, ham, or beef? Share your view with us in the comments section.

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