Easy Fried Rice

I always make extra rice when I'm cooking it for a dish and either freeze it for a later meal (yes! Rice freezes beautifully and you can defrost it quickly in the microwave!) or save the rest for this recipe. The kids love it and it makes for a super quick lunch or the perfect side to an Asian inspired dinner. Simple ingredients make this one of the BEST fried rice recipes you will try.
easy fried rice
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cold, cooked rice (you can use freshly cooked rice too, but add it at the end of the cook just before adding the sauces so it doesn’t break up)
  • 4 eggs whisked (I like to use 1 egg person)
  • 1 cup bacon diced
  • 1 tsp freshly minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 2 spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or all purpose soy sauce)
  • Fried shallots to serve (optional)
Method
  1. Heat olive oil oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add bacon and garlic. Cooking stirring for 1 minute.
  2. Add rice, break it up using your spoon and combine with the bacon mixture.
  3. Add corn and peas. Cook further 1 minute stirring until the corn and peas are just defrosted.
  4. Push all to one side of pan, add egg.
  5. Allow the egg to cook through completely before stirring through the rice (this will take 1-2 minutes) and then use your spoon to break it up. Stir the egg through the rice mixture.
  6. Add spring onions, tamari and sesame oil. Stir to coat the rice in the sauce. Remove from heat.
  7. Serve with a sprinkle of fried shallots if using.

Can fried rice be frozen? Absolutely. Fried rice freezes exceptionally well. Simply freeze in a glass container and defrost in the microwave for 3-4 minutes stirring half way.

 

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