Fried Rice

June 30th, 2009

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Looking for something easy, quick, tasty and reasonably cheap? Well, fried rice is a good way to use up whatever is left in the fridge and easy to alter the recipe by adding fresh ingredients.

Easy Fried Rice
Recipe from Taste.com.au

Serves: 4

1 cup long grain white rice
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 bacon rashers, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated
2 shallots, trimmed, finely sliced (I used a sliced onion)
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 tablespoon soy sauce, plus extra to serve
I added a few sliced mushrooms too, when cooking bacon and onion (capsicum would also go well in this dish)

Cook the rice in a large saucepan of boiling water for 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and leave to cool.

Using a whisk, lightly beat eggs in a small bowl. Heat oil in non-stick wok or large frying pan over medium heat. Add eggs. Swirl over base to form an omelette. Cook 2 minutes. Turn over. Cook 2 minutes until set. Transfer to a chopping board. Set aside to cool slightly. Cut into short strips.

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Add bacon to wok. Cook 4 minutes until light golden. Add carrot. Stir fry 1 minute. Add shallots, peas and rice. Cook, stirring, 3-4 minutes. Add egg and soy sauce. Stir until heated through. Serve immediately, with extra soy.

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10 Comments

  1. Beta Gal says:

    I like that fried rice still tastes good when re-heated. Sometimes it even tastes better.

  2. I can almost smell the mushrooms and bacon frying – it looks very tempting!

  3. I thought I was the only person to put bacon in their fried rice. I must admit though, I put anything that is in my fridge at the time into my rice. Not exactly the best fried rice, but it fills my tummy while emptying my fridge at the same time!

  4. Ooh I love a good fried rice and this one looks great! I love doing the egg like that and I also like using Lup Cheong 🙂

  5. Karine says:

    I have never made fried rice. I should give it a try. Yours look gorgeous and easy to make! 🙂

  6. parita says:

    One of my favorite, looks colorful!

  7. Trisha says:

    Mmmm what a sight for sore (hungry) eyes! I love fried rice so much (who doesn’t?) I even scrape the hard rice that always get stuck at the bottom of the pan!

  8. Ohhhhhh, I do love a good fried rice. I never think of making it either. Have to bookmark this!

  9. Anita says:

    Thanks all!

    Hi Maria – I tend to put in anything I have lying around too – not that I often have bacon lying around… but I love it so much I make sure I have some.

    Hi Trisha – hehehe, not sure that I like the rice that gets stuck very much…. 😛

    Hope you all enjoy creating your own fried rice 🙂

  10. Kevin Archer says:

    Hi Anita
    Just cooked the custard tarts Perfect.I love it when I follow a recipe as instructed and it works yours did .It is my first from your site so I intend to try a few (hard to choose)more. I do all the cooking for my wife and myself as a way to settle when I come home from my job as a builder.Next time you cook fried rice as you have stated (same as I do ) just sprinkle a chicken stock cube on top or a teaspoon of chicken powder an old lady at my Asian shop told me and it really does add something

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