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The great thing about fried rice is you can add whatever ingredients you happen to have in the fridge at the time.

It can be a simple side dish or a meal in itself  – and it’s delicious hot or cold.  Try it with beef or lamb burgers.

Such a versatile little number.  You’ll be wondering why you haven’t been making it for years.

To prepare fried rice recipes in ten minutes you’ll need to have the rice already cooked.  Check out how to cook rice in a microwave here.  You might also enjoy handy tips on cooking pasta.

Fried Rice Recipes

So let’s get started:

Fried Rice Recipes – Basic Ingredients

  • Oil for frying (I use olive oil)
  • Previously cooked rice
  • Diced Carrot
  • Corn Kernels and/or Shelled Peas
  • Shredded Cabbage (optional)
  • Soy Sauce to taste
  • Sweet Chili Sauce (optional) to taste

Fried Rice Recipes – Extra Ingredient (you choose)

  • Peeled Cooked Prawns
  • Cooked Chicken pieces – no bones (left-over marinated barbecued chicken is great)
  • Cooked Lean Pork (again, left-over marinated barbecued pork is perfect)
  • Eggs made into an omelette and roughly chopped
  • Cooked sausages – chopped (perhaps left over from last night’s barbecue)
  • Sliced Capsicum – any colour looks and tastes great
  • Pineapple chunks – delicious ‘sweet’ option

Fried Rice with Prawns

Fried Rice Recipes – Method

  1. Gently heat oil in frying pan or wok
  2. Fry carrots in oil until only just cooked (don’t over-cook)
  3. Add the corn and/or peas and cook for a further minute
  4. Add the cooked rice
  5. Add your choice of extra ingredients
  6. Heat through by continually stirring and turning the rice ‘over’ in the pan
  7. Towards the end of heating through add the shredded cabbage and keep stirring/turning over until cabbage is wilted
  8. When heated through add soy sauce and sweet chili sauce to taste
  9. Serve straight from the pan at the table

Handy Tips

  • Try not to add too much oil at the beginning.   You don’t want your fried rice to be ‘swimming’ in oil and you can always add more as you go
  • If I’m adding chopped egg omelette I usually add towards the end, otherwise the egg ends up looking like crumbs
  • Don’t add too much soy sauce and chili sauce while cooking – people can always add more at the table if they want it
  • I quite like capsicum crunchy.  If you’d prefer it softer, add to the pan when you cook the corn and peas
  • You can make fried rice in advance and reheat in the microwave when needed – or serve cold
  • Experiment and use different vegetables.  Depending upon what you use, you may have to cook them a little at the beginning before adding the cooked rice
  • Fried rice is yummy served with any barbecued food
  • Also nice with grilled fish

Thanks for visiting my website.

Jan Littlehales

11 Responses to “Fried Rice Recipes – in Ten Minutes”

  1. I think I know what I’m making this weekend–Fried rice! Agree wholeheartedly about the capsicum. Needs to be crunchy.

  2. BelindaO says:

    Hi Jan, you have my mouth watering, Fried Rice is so simple, but i never think to make it, but now i have a very simple recipe. Thank You

  3. Cemil says:

    Love it. There is nothing better than something quick and easy that tastes great – thanks Jan 🙂

  4. Helen says:

    Hi Jan

    Love your blog it saves so much time in the kitchen!!

    Fried Rice is one of my favourites for using up extra veges. With crunchy capsicum and omelette YUM!!

  5. Hi Jan. Great post and I love the tips.
    I always cook more rice than needed but it always seemed to sit in the fridge and well then go to the dog. Thanks for the inspiration as I can now do something with it which will taste good. Have you got any wine recommendations to go with your quick meals?

  6. Mick Moore says:

    Hi Jan,

    I love Fried Rice. Thanks for the great recipe. I”ll be sure to give it a try next time I’m looking for something quick and easy for dinner (which is often) 🙂

  7. Cade says:

    Hi Jan,
    It seems you have inspired Belinda with your yummy Fried Rice Recipes, I’m looking forward to tasting the results 😉

    Fried Rice is one of my favs, its right up there with Spag Bol and the old Sunday Roast…

    It looks so easy I might even have a go myself.


  8. Thanks for all your comments. Having read your blog, Benji, I think a nice glass of Margaret River chardonnay would go down a treat 🙂

  9. Christopher says:

    Hi Jan,

    I like the idea of making a great dish in such a short time. Since all of us have such a busy life now days, fried rice recipes are a perfect solution. With all the different things you can add to the dish makes it something that wont be the same each time!

  10. Bev Langford says:

    Thanks for the great and easy 10 minute recipe. I’ll give it a try, sounds tasty, easy and inexpensive.

  11. Jo Carey-Bradshaw says:

    I love the thought that I can be fed just 10 minutes after I think about eating. 🙂 Making fried rice sounds just great to me!

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