Dinner, Lunch, Snack

Easy Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of the easiest and most basic of all the rice dishes. There are many variants, Nyonya fried rice has dried prawns and the Thais have pineapple fried rice. The Malays have their own version as well.

This recipe is a very simple one and uses common ingredients found in any kitchen.

Easy Fried Rice

Quick Info

Serves:             4
Difficulty:       easy
Cost:                 £
Time:               10 mins to prepare, 10 mins to cook


500g          Cooked rice ( overnight)
60g             French beans or runner beans or peas
60g             Carrot ( or 1 small)
3                   Shallots – sliced finely or ½ a small onion
3  cloves   Garlic – chopped
100g           Chicken or pork, cubed or minced ( cooked or raw)
1                   Spring onion – chopped
3                  Eggs
3 tbsp        Light soy sauce
White pepper powder
Cooking oil
Salt to taste


1. In a wok or frying pan spray the pan with cooking oil or heat up 1 tbsp of oil.
2. Add in the shallots and fry until it is lightly coloured. Add in the garlic and fry until it is light brown.
3. Add in the chicken meat and let it colour and fry till it is cooked. If you are using cooked meat just add in the meat and toss.
4. Add in the vegetables and fry for about 2 minutes.
5. Add in the cooked rice making sure you fluff it to separate it before adding.
6. Toss around for a few minutes and add in the light soy sauce.
7. Continue to toss until rice is heated through.
8. Move the rice to one side of the wok. Break the eggs and add it to the empty space. Give the eggs a bit of a stir to mix up the yolks and whites.
9. Then add in a swirl of soy sauce and a few dashes of white pepper powder.
10. Let it set to about ¾ done. Then flip the rice over the eggs and move it about without turning to make sure that the eggs continue to set.
11. Then mix and break the eggs and combine the rice thoroughly making sure that there are not lumps.
12. Continue to stir to mix the rice.
13. Adjust seasoning by adding more soy sauce and pepper.
14. When done, stir in the chopped spring onion.
15. Dish out and serve with cut chilli or sambal.


Easy Fried rice, Malaysian Style
Easy Fried rice, Malaysian Style

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