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Fried Rice (10-minute Basic Recipe)

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Egg Fried Rice
10-Minute Egg Fried Rice

This is an egg-tremely (can’t resist the pun) fast and simple fried rice to whip up with a minimal of ingredients. I cook this during “fresh food shortages” in my kitchen pantry. All you need is some overnight refrigerated rice, eggs and some very basic pantry ingredients like garlic and shallots and bravo! … you can whip up this fried rice in no time at all. With this base fried rice recipe, you can whip up all kinds of fried rice variations by adding your own ingredients.

(serves 2)

– 2 servings cooked rice (about 200g), refrigerated overnight
– 1 egg, beaten, seasoned with 1 tsp of light soy sauce
– 2 tbsp cooking oil
– 5 cloves of garlic, minced
– 3 shallots, minced
– spring onions, chopped
– salt, to taste

1. Heat oil and stir fry garlic & shallots till fragrant.
2. Add cooked rice, using the back of the turner or spatula to flatten the rice balls so that they are separated.
3. Pour egg mixture evenly over therice and use high heat to fry the rice (or else it will be soggy) until the fried rice is dry. Season with salt to taste and garnish with chopped spring onions.

Egg Fried Rice with Char Siu and Baby Kailan
Variation:  Egg Fried Rice with Char Siu & Baby Kailan Recipe

Cooking Notes
1. This basic egg fried rice is good on its own. And with the base recipe, you can use your creativity, and come up with different flavours of fried rice by adding assorted ingredients, such as my egg fried rice with char siu & baby kailan which is really yummy. Happy experimenting!
2. Instead of overnight refrigerated rice, you can also use freshly cooked rice which has been refrigerated for at least 2 hours.

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40 Responses to “Fried Rice (10-minute Basic Recipe)”

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  1. david — November 22, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

    Oh yes, quick fixes are always good, I tend to get lazy at times. Thanks for sharing!


  2. tigerfish — November 22, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

    I have everything in stock except leftover rice! Absolutely easy and tasty.


    • wiffy replied: — November 25th, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

      sometimes I deliberately cook more rice or buy an extra packet when I ta bao just to make fried rice hehe


  3. celine — November 22, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

    so high heat is the secret. thanks for telling me. i have always been making soggy egg fried rice, haha … my hubby and girls will be thrilled. will try it out and let you know.


    • wiffy replied: — November 25th, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

      High heat, and the right ratio of rice to egg :) Hope you like it when you try it out. hey you have a site makeover! Nice look :up:


  4. ippo456 — November 22, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

    I actually cook the fried egg first, then add the rice. As I cook the rice, the eggs get scrambled at the same time :-)
    But yes, rice coated with a little bit of egg makes it taste better.


  5. Lia Chen — November 22, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

    My family loves fried rice, I always fried the rice first and add the eggs later so I can get that nice yellow color on my fried rice. I am sure yours are yummy (^.^)


  6. peachkins — November 22, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

    I could use these for breakfast!


  7. Janet@ Gourmet Traveller 88 — November 23, 2009 @ 2:03 am

    I can eat fried rice all the time, I like cooking a bit more rice so I can have some leftover to make for a quick lunch and I just make it with whatever I have in the fridge.


    • wiffy replied: — November 25th, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

      me too, fried rice is a wonderful one-dish meal to make so like you, I sometimes cook extra rice to make fried rice the next day :)


  8. Little Inbox — November 23, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

    Normally I just leave the steamed rice to cool before frying. I don’t keep rice overnight in fridge. :)
    Fried rice is a good choice when one is run out of idea on what to cook. :)


    • wiffy replied: — November 25th, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

      yeah some people don’t like to use overnight rice. Sometimes, I cook fresh rice but refrigerate them for a few hours and they are ready for frying :)


  9. daphne — November 23, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

    Yummy quick idea. Just what every home chief needs to know!


  10. Ching — November 24, 2009 @ 2:36 am

    Yes fried rice for lazy night.


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