Delicious Egg Fried Rice Recipe

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Making the perfect Egg Fried Rice isn’t just a culinary skill; it’s also an easy way to serve a delicious, economical meal.

This meal is known for its flavorful rice, fresh veggies, and scrambled eggs, making it a healthy comfort meal the whole family will enjoy.

While this dish might appear simple it is actually a cost-effective way to elevate flavors and textures into a special meal.

When you make this dish, you can serve up fancy vibes and comfort without breaking the bank.

Here is the Egg Fried Recipe that I use for my family’s favorite meal!

Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice Wok
Photo Credit: Koala
Yield: 4

Delicious Egg Fried Rice

Delicious Egg Fried Rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of jasmine rice, cooked and refrigerated for at least one hour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables (frozen veggies are fine)
  • 3 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Instructions

    #1. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat and add one tablespoon of vegetable oil, swirling to coat.
    #2. Crack the eggs into the wok and quickly scramble them until they are just cooked. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
    #3. Add the onion to the wok and stir-fry for one minute. Then, add the garlic and the mixed vegetables and stir-fry for another two minutes.
    #4. Add the refrigerated rice to the wok and cook, stirring constantly to break up any clumps.
    #5. Drizzle the rice with soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir to combine.
    #6. Add the eggs back into the wok and continue to cook until everything is heated through.
    #7. Drizzle with sesame oil and stir to combine.
    #8. Serve hot and garnish with chopped green onions if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 8gSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

Customizing Egg Fried Rice

For a lighter flavor, you can swap out half the soy sauce for fish sauce or for a gluten-free version, such as tamari.

I  use whatever veggies I have on hand; I just make sure to cut them into bite-sized pieces.

Some other veggies that I have tried are bell peppers, peas, and carrots.

You can feel free to add more proteins. Stir-fried chicken, shrimp, or tofu make great additions.

Also, try marinating meat and coating the tofu in cornstarch for extra flavor and texture.

I sometimes add some heat with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or stir in some sriracha for a saucier spice.

If you want more crunch, garnish it with crushed peanuts or cashews to add an extra layer of flavor.

It’s fun to serve this recipe with a side of fresh cilantro, basil, or mint to give it an added pop of freshness.

If you want to add a touch of sweetness, a teaspoon of brown sugar will perfectly balance the savory flavors.

Success Secrets

Making Egg Fried Rice a success story every time

The Chilling Chapter

Refrigerating your rice after cooking ensures that it’s firm and the grains are separated, ideal for the frying process.

Designated Wok Duty

Using a wok distributes heat more evenly, and it adds to the fun experience.

But if you don’t have one, a large skillet works as well.

Heat Control

Cook on the highest heat you can. 

Each ingredient cooks quickly, and high heat ensures they maintain their texture and flavor.

Wok on, Wok On

Make sure your wok is piping hot before you add any ingredients. 

This seals in the flavors and guarantees a slight char, a hallmark of good fried rice.

Patience Is Key

Each ingredient should be stirred as you add it 

But the rice should be constantly stirred to avoid lumps.

Money-Saving Methods

Just because Egg Fried Rice is a fancier dish doesn’t mean you can’t make it even on a budget.

Here are some ways to keep costs down.

#1. Rice Purchasing Power

First, start by buying rice in bulk because it’s much cheaper.

Also, it’s a staple that keeps well and can be the main part of many meals.

#2. Versatile Veggies

Shop for vegetables that can be used in multiple recipes, reducing waste and cost.

You can also use veggies leftover from making other dishes in this recipe.

#3. Sauces

Oyster sauce is another ingredient that can save money by being bought in larger quantities.

You can also use store brands for the soy sauce to save even more and still have the same quality and taste.

#4. Eggcellent Economy

Since we sometimes eat eggs for breakfast, I usually buy eggs in larger containers and use them for several meals.

If you live in a rural area, you can save money and get the freshest eggs from local farms.

#5. Controlled Customization

When customizing, use what’s on sale or what you already have in the pantry to avoid additional spending.

#6. Plan Ahead

Meal planning prevents last-minute, wasteful trips to the grocery store and ensures a well-stocked kitchen for cost-effective cooking.

#7. Repurpose Leftovers

Leftover Egg Fried Rice can be a delicious and cost-saving meal the next day, I just add some additional protein or veggies to give it a new spin.

You can also freeze leftover rice for later use in soups, casseroles, or other dishes.

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