Homemade Fried Rice Recipe
This easy vegetable fried rice recipe is better than takeout! It only takes 20 minutes to make the best fried rice recipe that's flavorful, healthy and loaded with eggs and veggies!
Main Course, Side Dish
at least a day old chilled in the refrigerator.*
of sea salt
Green onions to garnish
Cook the eggs:
Heat 1 tsp sesame oil in a large skillet (at least 10”) over medium heat.
Beat eggs with a pinch of sea salt, then pour into heated pan and spread evenly into one thin, round layer.
Cook 2-3 minutes, or until the egg is firm and bubbles appear on the top.
Flip and cook and additional 2 minutes until the egg is cooked.
Remove from heat, transfer to a cutting board and cut into thin pieces. Set aside.
Make the friend rice:
Sauté onion, garlic and carrots in 1 TBS sesame oil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook until vegetables are soft and just starting to brown (about 5-7 minutes).
Add 3 TBS sesame oil and 1 TBS peanut oil to the vegetables.
Add rice, stir and cook on high for 9-10 minutes, or until the rice just begins to brown, stirring occasionally.
Add peas, soy sauce and ginger, stir to combine.
Carefully add the egg and gently stir it into the mixture.
Cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until the rice is lightly browned.
Serve immediately and garnish with green onions.
To make rice for the fried rice:
Bring 2 cups salted water to a boil
Add 1 cup white rice, stir.
Bring mixture to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
Simmer 15-20 minutes until water is absorbed.
Turn off heat, let rice sit for 10-15 minutes, fluff with a fork or spatula.
Let rice cool, then transfer to an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Store in the refrigerator overnight, then use the chilled rice in this recipe.
I do not recommend omitting or substituting the sesame oil in this recipe. It is key to the authentic flavor of this dish.
If you have a peanut allergy in your household you can substitute canola oil or more sesame oil for the peanut oil.
Powdered garlic can be substituted for minced.
I recommend using a sweet onion or scallions in this fried rice recipe, but any variety works!
Use fresh, diced carrots for the best results! If you don't prefer carrots you can omit or substitute another vegetable.
I recommend using thawed, frozen peas! Avoid canned peas!
either low-sodium or regular soy sauce work well. So do coconut aminos.
Fresh minced ginger can be used instead of powdered.
These can simply be omitted if you have an egg allergy.
Homemade Fried Rice Recipe https://joyfoodsunshine.com/vegetable-fried-rice/ April 11, 2020