Fried Rice Recipe

This is one of those throw-together-in-a-hurry meals.  It’s embarrassingly simple and a crowd pleaser at my place.


fried rice recipe -- ingredients

(serves 6)

2 cups of uncooked long grain rice

1 tablespoon butter

1 onion diced

1-2 teaspoon of finely diced garlic

1 teaspoon of chili or to taste (fresh or paste)

1 tablespoon of coriander (paste or ground)

300-600 grams diced bacon

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup frozen corn

1 egg (optional)

Extra soy sauce to serve

You can also use fresh herbs (which taste fantastic) but for this recipe, I tend to use pre-packed/dried ingredients because this is one of my whip-up-in-no-time recipes.

fried rice recipe -- ingredients


1. Cook rice as per instructions and set aside. I cook rice in the microwave.

2. Place butter in a large frying pan.

3. Cook onion for a few minutes.

fried rice recipe -- step one -- cook onion

4. Add garlic and chili and cook for a few minutes.

5. Add coriander.

6. Then add bacon pieces and cook until slightly brown.

fried rice recipe -- diced bacon

7. Add frozen peas, corn and soy sauce and stir to mix. Cook until the vegetables are heated through (about 5 minutes).

8. Crack an egg on the pan ingredients and fold through the hot mixture. I do it this way because it’s quick and fuss free.  However, it’s yummy if you whisk up one or two eggs and then in another fry pan, cook them like an omelette. Once cooked, dice egg mixture with a knife and add to the rice as a last step.

fried rice recipe -- add egg

9. Stir through cooked rice.

fried rice recipe -- add cooked rice

10. Serve. Add soy sauce to taste.

fried rice recipe

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    January 10, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Love how easy this sounds. Just about to do the online grocery shop so will be making sure I’ve got the ingredients to try this this week. Thank you!

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    January 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I love fried rice and pack as many veg in as I can find 🙂
    I’ve also started making extra and freezing it in a muffin tin, then transferring to a zip-lock bag so there is either a snack size version, or a lunch/dinner portion size – just grab as many fried rice “muffins” out as needed!

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    April 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I do a similar thing but use kejap manis (indonesian sweet thick soy sauce) and a tin of baby corn spears. Very yummy.

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    April 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I did this for dinner tonight. The kids loved it. I used up half a bag of a stir fry mix instead of the peas and corn just to get it out of the freezer and it worked really well. I also put sweet soy on the kids as I know how much they love it and I had never done fried rice for them before and they have been going through a picky stage, so just seeing me put that on would get them to the point of eating it. It will be a regular now 🙂

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