Egg fried rice is a delicious way to use up leftover rice. In fact, fried rice actually tastes better when it is made with old, cooked rice.
I have a lot of rice recipes on this site because rice is truly a staple ingredient that everyone can enjoy. It is also great as part of a healthy diet.
I have a couple of fried rice recipes such as my vegetable fried rice and my chicken fried rice.
Typically, egg fried rice is the rice that everyone thinks of when you mention fried rice, and I realised that I had never shared my recipe for it.
A common mistake with fried rice is that it becomes too soft and sticky. To avoid this, use leftover rice that has been refrigerated for at least a few hours.
If you don’t have any leftover rice, just boil a new batch, and spread it out on a baking tray to cool completely before using.
I have used shallots in this recipe, but onions can be substituted. Shallots are milder than regular onions, so they help give the rice a more delicate flavour.
Seasoning the eggs while whisking them helps to ensure that they are evenly seasoned.
Soy sauce is traditionally used in fried rice recipes to help add a salty umami flavour to the dish. It is important that you use light soy sauce in this recipe.
Dark soy sauce has a stronger flavour, light soy sauce should never be used in place of it. As a result, the flavour of the dish will become overpowered with it.
However, when a recipe calls for dark soy sauce, light soy sauce can be substituted.
Spring onions are also commonly used in fried rice recipes. They give the dish a fresh crunch and a subtle onion flavour.
I have cooked the spring onions with the rice in this recipe, but they can also be added as a garnish just before serving.
The great thing about this recipe is how easily it can be customised. It is so simple to modify by adding different vegetables or proteins.
Vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, and mushrooms are excellent choices. Simply use whatever happens to be in season at the time.
If you decide to add other vegetables, cook them in the pan before adding the rice. As the rice is already cooked, the dish does not require much cooking once the rice is added.
Egg fried rice is a brilliant dish to serve on its own because it meets all the major nutritional requirements.
Alternatively, steam or roast some vegetables to pair with this delicious egg fried rice recipe.
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