How to Make Fried Rice

Get ready to learn how to make delicious fried rice from scratch. In this guide, we’ll show you the easy steps to create a plate of flavourful and satisfying fried rice. From picking the right ingredients to cooking them perfectly, we’ve got you covered.

How to Make Fried Rice
How to Make Fried Rice

Whether you’re a cooking pro or just starting, you’ll soon be making mouthwatering fried rice that everyone will love. Let’s dive in and discover the simple secrets behind this tasty dish!”

Ingredients For Fried Rice

To make a bowl of simple and delicious fried rice, here are the following ingredients you need to get:

  • 2 to 3 cups of cooked and cooled rice (preferably day-old).
  • 1 cup of diced chicken, shrimp, tofu, or any cooked meat you like.
  • 1 to 1.5 cups of diced carrots, peas, bell peppers, onions, and green beans (mix and match).
  • 2 to 3 eggs, beaten.
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of cooking oil (like vegetable or canola oil)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons for seasoning and colour.
  • 2 to 3 cloves of minced garlic and 1 teaspoon of finely chopped ginger.
  • Salt To taste.

Optional extras:

  • Sesame Oil: A bit for extra flavour.
  • Green Onions: Chopped for garnish.
  • Sriracha or Hot Sauce: If you like it spicy.

Feel free to use the amount of ingredients based on how much rice you intend to make and the way you want to make your fried rice.

A step-by-step Process to Make Fried RiceĀ 

Now you want to begin making the rice after gathering your ingredients. Here are the simple steps you should follow:

Making the rice:

  • Wash the rice with cold water and put it in a big pot. Use 1 cup (178 g) of dry rice, rinse it gently under cold water. You can choose basmati, white, or jasmine rice.
  • Add 2 cups (473 ml) of water to the pot. Since you’re using 1 cup of rice, use twice as much water for parboiling.
  • Boil the mixture on high for 5 minutes. Let the water boil fully for 5 minutes. Don’t cover the pot while it heats.
  • Drain the rice using a strainer. Turn off the heat and pour the rice into a strainer to remove excess water.
  • Soak the rice in cold water for 5 minutes. Place the strainer with rice in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes.
  • Rinse the rice again with cold water. Take the rice out of the water and rinse it once more under the faucet. Your rice is now parboiled and ready.
  • Boil 1/2 cup (118 ml) of stock in a pot. Chicken or turkey stock is traditional, but you can use beef or vegetable stock.
  • Add the parboiled rice and boil for 25 minutes. Carefully add the rice to the boiling stock. Cook until the rice absorbs the stock, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and turn with a fork after 5 minutes. Let the rice sit for a bit and then turn it with a fork.

Frying the vegetables with the rice.

  • Cook the onions. Heat 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a big skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook for a minute or two.
  • Add veggies and seasonings. Put 1 cup of diced mixed vegetables in the skillet. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of thyme, 1 teaspoon of curry powder, and a stock cube. For an authentic taste, you can also cook 1 cup of cubed beef liver with the veggies. You can use frozen mixed vegetables or chop your own, like carrots, corn, green beans, and peas.
  • Cook the veggies. Stir and cook the veggies over medium heat until they’re warm. Don’t overcook them, or they’ll lose their colour and shape. If they stick, add 1 teaspoon of cooking oil.
  • Mix in the rice. Put the rice in the skillet with the seasoned veggies. Stir everything together and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring often. Turn off the heat and serve right away for the best taste.
  • Store leftovers. Keep any extra fried rice in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.

By following these steps, you will be able to make a bowl of delicious, tasty and enjoyable fried rice.

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