Fried rice is an Asian dish made from rice that has been cooked and chilled before being fried. It is best to have rice that has been chilled overnight in the fridge, but in a pinch you can use it if it has been cooled for less time. The rice is quickly stir-fried in oil in a wok or skillet with other savory ingredients such as small pieces of meat and vegetables, and seasonings like soy sauce or ginger. An egg, either scrambled or cooked as a pancake and cut into strips, is sometimes added. Fried rice is also called chow fan, or in Cantonese, chau fan. Fried rice can be a side dish or the main course. It is often made to use up leftover meats and vegetables from the previous days meals.
White rice is most commonly used but brown rice can also be used. Common types of fried rice include chicken, shrimp or other seafood, pork, beef, and tofu. The additional add-in possibilities are endless. You'll find recipes including everything from pineapple to lettuce. You'll also find that other ethnicities have created their own versions of the dish including Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Thai, and Indonesian.
PF Chang's Shrimp Fried Rice
photo: nancybrom Made with ground mustard, ginger, garlic, molasses, soy sauce, non-stick cooking spray, egg substitute, Salt and pepper, shrimp, canola oil stovetop Benihana's Fried Rice Made with black pepper, salt, soy sauce, rice, peas, carrot, eggs, onion, butter stovetop
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Healthy Fried Rice
photo: CDKitchen This recipe for fried rice starts off with brown rice as the base and incorporates low sodium ingredients to make it a healthier choice. stovetop Bacon Fried Rice
photo: CDKitchen Made with green onions, bacon, eggs, oil, soy sauce, rice, salt stovetop Fried Rice And Vegetables
photo: CDKitchen Made with soy sauce, green onions, water, brown rice, carrot, snow peas, olive oil, frozen English peas, corn stovetop Spam Fried Rice photo: kathiecooks Made with white rice, black pepper, soy sauce, Spam, vegetable oil, onion, eggs, jalapeno pepper, carrot, boy choy stovetop Summer Vegetable Fried Rice
photo: CDKitchen Made with long-grain white rice, peanut oil, eggs, yellow onion, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, scallions, Canadian ham or bacon stovetop Hua Toei Chao Fan Fried Rice
photo: CDKitchen Made with oil, eggs, onion, frozen peas & carrots, salt, rice, soy sauce, ham, scallions stovetop Fried Brown Rice
photo: CDKitchen Made with salt and pepper, soy sauce, brown rice, vegetable oil, ham or smoked turkey, onion, fresh ginger, eggs, frozen peas, shrimp stovetop Chicken Carrot Fried Rice
photo: CDKitchen Made with black pepper, rice, carrots, boneless skinless chicken breasts, soy sauce, garlic, broccoli, green onions, vegetable oil stovetop Oven Fried Rice Made with mushrooms, onion soup mix, rice, water, oil, onion, green bell pepper, soy sauce oven
Chinese-Style Fried Rice
photo: toolmaster1122 Made with soy sauce, water, instant rice, butter or margarine, egg, onion stovetop