Microwave Fried Rice

"FRIED RICE (NOT!) Thats what my kids call this!! I got this recipe from my friend Bev, and it is a quick and easy side dish, that can be padded out with a few more veggies. I would suggest that you dont "muck around" with this too much the first time you make it, as I have tried to be too clever and it hasnt worked out as well!!! having said that, I have to say I usually add garlic and ginger, and I am sure you have a favorite ingredient you would like to add :)"
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Ready In:


  • 1 cup rice (I use long grain, Jasmine or Basmati)
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • put all ingredients into a microwave safe container. Stir and Cover.
  • Microwave on high for twenty minutes.
  • Leave for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir, and serve.

Questions & Replies

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  1. autumn s.
    do you have to cook the rice first


  1. Donna mum
    A - Okay, I even did exactly the same in my rice cooker and it turned out great. Thanks
  2. Artandkitchen
    Really very easy, great for fast meals that can be prepared in advance. Very flexible recipe.<br/>1 cup of rice and vegetables serves 4 peoples. <br/>I used a wild rice mix, fresh vegetables (zucchini, carrots and green onions), 1 tablespoon roasted onions and 1 tablespoon vegetable with sesam oil.<br/>I added 1more tablespoon soya sauce.<br/>Great thaks for sharing this recipe.
  3. Baby Kato
    What a great recipe mummamills. So quick and easy to make and it tasted wonderful. I was unsure about the ketchup but it worked great, the flavor was excellent. We loved this dish. I used long grain rice and for vegetables I added sweet and hot red chilies, sweet onion, frozen peas and garnished with green onions. Into my keeper box this goes, thanks so much for sharing.
  4. NurseJaney
    No stars -- I think it must be my microwave, and I am VERY disappointed !! All these lovely reviews and suggestions -- some of which I followed. Used Basmati rice; 1/2 chicken broth, 1/2 water; 1 cup Asian stirfry as jewelies suggested. Nuked 10 min, then stirred, as atlfitgirl suggested. Unfortunately, had some hard clumps and the remainder of the rice was "crunchy". So sorry -- hope to try again after DH recovers from my effort. I still have hope !
  5. Ms Lady LoLa
    I actually used this recipe, added an extra half a cup of water and put two eggs in it at about the 15 minute mark. I love it and will definately use it again.


  1. DianaEatingRichly
    I used freeze dried peas, carrots, onion, and corn, and just added a little extra water. I also added some rice vinegar, chopped garlic, and salt.
  2. DeeBee
    Good idea! I used Jasmine rice and subbed ketchup for the tomato sauce. I wasn't thrilled with the way the veggies cooked to death in the rice. I used a frozen oriental blend of veggies. What I did like was the texture of the rice. Next time I'll cook and mix the veggies in before serving at the table.



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