Got a day old rice? Want to revamp it? Make this quick and easy, not to mention uber delicious stir-fried Egg Fried Rice in a skillet or wok in minutes! It is more than just a simple healthy Chinese side dish and gets made in a jiffy as well! So here is how to make homemade fried rice with egg recipe.
Scrambled Eggs, Beaten Eggs, and stir-frying cooked rice with sesame oil, soy sauce, spring onions, garlic on a wok over medium heat are my best bets for super quick meals on weekdays.
If you are craving for an unbeatable wholesome meal any day, any time, call dibs on Indo Chinese Fried Rice with Egg. Most importantly, this rice is full of protein.
Moreover, add to that all the finely chopped veggies, soy sauce and you are on a ride on awesome flavors.
And the fact that it is incredibly simple to pull it over in no time makes it all the more “appetizing”, no?
Mostly, Chinese takeaway buzz on your mind when you feel like eating Egg Fried Rice but I beg to differ.
I say, make it at home, folks! It is so damn healthy and convenient that way. Still, thinking about how to make it? Let me help you out!
This recipe is
- Fuss Free
- Highly adaptable
- Use leftover rice
- Use basic ingredients
Firstly, take some oil in a large skillet or a medium wok. You can use any cooking oil of your choice.
Sesame oil gives a very authentic Asian flavor to the dish.
Now, let it heat. Then, add all the veggies. Saute them for a while and then move them to aside.
Don’t overcook the veggies as we want them crunchy and not soggy. Now, add eggs and cook them till they get scrambled. Keep stirring while scrambling the eggs all along.
Finally, add the cooked rice and all the remaining ingredients, mix them up well and remove from high heat. Piping hot and healthy Egg Fried Rice is all set to get served.
This recipe works best with day-old rice. If you don’t have leftover rice, make the rice fresh, and refrigerate it for a few hours.
It will make sure the final dish doesn’t turn mushy and the rice grains are separate.
You can use brown rice instead of white rice to make this recipe. Quinoa also works great in this recipe.
You can even use cauliflower rice (coarsely ground cauliflower) to make cauliflower fried rice.
Just swap the white rice with cauliflower rice. It is a much healthier option to make fried rice.
Add beef, chicken, shrimp, crispy bacon, ham, fish like salmon or tilapia, or any vegetables like mushroom, broccoli, baby corn, etc of your choice to this basic recipe.
If adding chicken, use boiled and shredded chicken and saute it in oil with salt and pepper for 2-3 minutes before adding in the rice.
If using shrimps, saute them too with salt and pepper for a few minutes and then add in the rice.
Not very keen on cooking the rice at home? you can also use the packaged cooked rice which is easily available in most supermarkets.
Try cooking this recipe with different oil like peanut oil, canola oil, and sesame oil for a slight change in flavor.
Indian style Masala
Instead of Indo Chinese version, you can make an Indian style masala egg fried rice too.
To make it, heat oil in a pan. Add chopped ginger and garlic and saute for a few seconds. Add onion, green chilli and capsicum and cook for a minute. Now add eggs and scramble them.
Add spice powders like coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala powder and fry for 2-3 minutes. Now add cooked rice and mix everything well. Add lemon juice and freshly chopped coriander and mix well.
If you are looking for a spicy version of this egg rice, then adding some schezwan sauce along with the sauces is a great option. I have a fabulous homemade Schezwan Sauce Recipe here. Do check it out.
To make Korean style egg fried rice, mix eggs with rice. Heat oil in a pan. Add scallions and fry for a few seconds. Add the rice mixed with eggs and cook for 3-4 minutes. Now add oyster sauce, salt, and pepper and mix well. Serve hot.
Can this rice be frozen?
You can make this rice in a big batch and freeze it in portions for later use. It keeps good in the freezer for up to a month.
Can this rice be reheated?
To reheat egg rice, bring the rice to room temperature. Sprinkle some water over it and micro for 2-3 minutes. Stir in between a few times. You can also reheat the fried rice in a pan.
It is a full meal in itself and tastes great with tomato ketchup or any spicy hot sauce. You can serve it with any Chinese style curry too.
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Step by Step Recipe
Heat oil in a pan.
Once the oil is hot, add garlic and ginger and fry for a few seconds.
Add onion and celery and fry for 10-15 seconds. Celery gives a very delicious flavour to the rice, however if it’s not available, you can skip it.
Add carrot, corn, capsicum and cabbage and saute for a minute. You can add any veggie or meat of your choice at this stage.
Move the vegetables to the side of the pan and pour the eggs in the pan.
Cook until eggs are scrambled and cooked. Keep mixing the eggs continuously while scrambling and scramble on medium low heat. Mix everything up.
Add soy sauce, red chilli paste, rice vinegar, sesame oil and salt. You can adjust the amount of chilli paste according to your taste preference. Increase or decrease it as you like.
Add cooked rice and white pepper powder and mix well.
Cook for a minute on high heat.
Egg Fried Rice Recipe
- 2 cups Cooked Rice
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Garlic (Finely Chopped)
- 1 tsp Ginger (Finely Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Onion (Finely Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Celery (Finely Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Carrot (Finely Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Corn Kernels
- 1/4 cup Capsicum (Diced)
- 1/4 cup Cabbage (Shredded)
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp Soy sauce
- 2 tsp Red Chilli Paste
- 2 tsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1/2 tsp White Pepper Powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp Spring Onion Greens (Chopped)
- Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add garlic and ginger and fry for a few seconds.
- Add onion and celery and fry for 10-15 seconds.
- Add carrot, corn, capsicum and cabbage and saute for a minute.
- Move the vegetables to the side of the pan and pour the eggs in the pan.
- Cook until eggs are scrambled and cooked.
- Mix everything up.
- Add soy sauce, red chilli paste, rice vinegar, sesame oil and salt.
- Add cooked rice, white pepper powder and salt and mix well.
- Cook for a minute on high heat.
- Garnish with spring onion greens.
- Serve hot.