Easy Egg Fried Rice is loaded with hearty flavor. The first time I tasted it was 20 years ago. I purchased glazed wings, two egg rolls and egg fried rice from a fabulous Chinese restaurant in my old neighborhood. I didn’t want to cook. Grabbed my “to-go” boxed and rushed home to eat.
I still remember that delicious meal! Taught myself how to make the fried rice after researching recipes online and in cookbooks borrowed from my local library.
Make this savory side dish a meal by adding cooked chicken, shrimp, crumbled hamburger or whatever you like.
Soy sauce is a popular liquid flavoring. Low-sodium tastes better because it has less salt.
Cannot tolerate soy sauce? Coconut aminos are a popular option. This savory, salty seasoning sauce is made from the fermented sap of coconut palm and sea salt. Similar in color and consistency to light soy sauce which makes it a good substitute in recipes. Doesn’t taste like coconut.
Additional alternatives include Teriyaki Sauce, Liquid Smoke, Sweet and Sour Sauce.
Season eggs before frying with rice.
Eggs add protein, texture and flavor.
Beating eggs will make sure they’re evenly distributed throughout the dish.
Most fried rice recipes do not require eggs to be seasoned before frying. I use a different method.
I like to season beaten eggs with salt and black pepper. Then fry with onions before adding to rice. Why? The eggs are loaded with flavor which makes fried rice taste even better. How cool is that?!
Does the rice have to be cold?
Chilled rice is better than hot because it’s dry. Hot rice will become too mushy when fried.
To prepare hot rice for frying, spread it out on a rimmed baking sheet. Cover with foil. Or place in a large container with an airtight lid.
Refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes. The chilled rice will fry well.
Fried rice is simply cooked rice that’s chilled and fried in oil.
Adding eggs (protein) and vegetables will increase nutritional value.
Frying in olive oil instead of butter will help make it a bit healthier.
Consuming small portions is also helpful when it comes to healthy eating.
Enjoy this recipe!