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    Basic Fried Rice

    Basic Fried Rice. Photo by 2Bleu

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    10 mins

    5 mins

    5 mins

    2Bleu's Note:

    This is a basic fried rice recipe that has great American-Chinese food flavor. Once you get familiar with making it, the added ingredients possible are endless. Some ideas to add include peas, carrots, and bean sprouts.

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    • 1 -2 tablespoon soy sauce (to your liking)
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 cup rice, cooked
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1/4 cup peas, cooked (optional)
    • 1/4 cup diced carrot, cooked (optional)
    • 1/4 cup bean sprouts (optional)
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 green onion, chopped


    1. 1
      In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice. Set aside.
    2. 2
      In a large skillet or wok heat oil over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil and add onion. Cook until just tender.
    3. 3
      Move onions off to the sides of pan to form a circle and pour egg in middle. Begin scrambling the egg, and when they begin to solidify, add the rice mixture and cook 1-2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add Peas, carrots, and bean sprouts (if using). Toss to combine ingredients and heat through. Serve immediately with garnish of freshly chopped green onions.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 06, 2008


      This made a very good fried rice! It's important to start with cold rice - leftovers work really well - so that the rice does not absorb too much moisture and become sticky. I added some fresh diced carrots and red bell pepper which I steamed with the peas before adding to the rice. I added an extra 1/2 cup or so of rice because I used extra veggies, and it was awesome. I love the sesame oil, and none of the flavors was overpowering. It was very balanced and the family ate it up - no leftovers! Thanks, 2Bleu, for another great one!

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    • on July 19, 2011


      Quite yummy. Next time I think I might add the red pepper as another suggested.

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    • on May 18, 2008


      A very nice basic recipe for fried rice. I halved the recipe and served with Veggie Shish Kabobs. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Fried Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (232 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 488.5
    Calories from Fat 108
    Total Fat 12.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 93.0 mg
    Sodium 541.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 81.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 11.0 g

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