Lola’s Kitchen: Fried Rice Recipe

May 15, 2015 Lola's Kitchen 34

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Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.

Fried rice is one of those recipes that are easy to make and really yummy. If you have leftover rice from the day before this is also a great dish to make. You can throw in any vegetables you want, although I have my preferred vegetables I like to throw in. This recipe is partly inspired by my boyfriend’s mom her fried rice recipe. I never ate fried rice until I met my boyfriend and his mom could cook a delicious fried rice, after having eaten it a few times there and askign how she made it. I I tried making my own, the first few tries were pretty bad, but after another few tries I have perfected the recipe.
Fried Rice

Ingredients

Fried Rice ingredients

  • Rice – 1 1/2 cup uncooked or 3 cups cooked
  • Red bell pepper – 1
  • Frozen Green Peas – 1 cup
  • Corn – 1/2 cup
  • Egg – 6
  • Bouillon cube – 1
  • Garlic – 6
  • Onion – 1
  • Olive Oil
  • water – 125 ml/ 1/2 cup
  • Soy Sauce/ ketchap (optional) – 2 teaspoons
  • Sambal – 2 teaspoons (optional)

This recipe feeds around 3 people. This is the basis of the recipe, you can add in different vegetables or extra spices. I like to add some soy sauce or ketchap for a stronger taste or some extra salt or spices. You can also add meat or tofu, but I like it best with egg.

Method

  1. First start by cooking the rice. Throw the rice in the boiled water and boil for 10 minutes. When the rice done cooking, drain and set aside
  2. While the rice is cooking slice and dice the vegetables.
  3. Next heat the oil and bake onion and garlic. Then add the paprika and the bouillon cube and cook for a few minutes.
  4. In the meantime crack the eggs above a bowl and beat them. Add the soy sauce and sambal (optional) and stir well.
  5. Now add the egg to the vegetables in the wok, stir now and then so they resemble scrambled eggs.
  6. Add the veggies that don’t have to bake as long like the corn and green peas now and stir well
  7. Last add the rice and mix well. Add some more soy sauce or other spices (optional).
  8. Enjoy!

Pictures

Cooking the rice

Cooking the rice

Then bake the onion and garlic

Baking onion and garlic

After adding the paprika and bouillon cube

Baking paprika, bouillon cube, onion and garlic

Crack the eggs in a bowl

Eggs

This is what it looks like after adding the sambal and soy sauce

Egg with soy sauce and sambal

Now add the egg to the veggies in the wok, let it bake for a bit and then stir, so it becomes scrambled

Add the egg

Stirring egg

Scrambled egg

Then add the green peas, corn and rice

Adding the rice and other veggies

End result!

Fried Rice in wok

Variation Tips

  • Vary with vegetables. Try adding broccoli, green beans or any other vegetables you like. Make sure to pre-cook them first if necessary. Vegetables that don’t have to cook long you can add during step 6.
  • Chicken fried rice. Add 200 gram chicken and bake when adding the paprika. You can substitute the egg for chicken or add both chicken and egg, whatever you like best.
  • Bami/ fried noodles. My mom used to make nasi and bami and lot when we were little, so I came up with the idea to tweak this recipe and make it with mie/ noodles instead of rice. I might like this variation even more as I like noodles more then rice. You can also use spaghetti or any long type of pasta. Just cook the pasta for the amount of time it says on the package and then mix it through the egg and veggies. You can also serve with chicken and saté.
  • Fried Quinoa. Use about 250-300 gram/ 2 cups quinoa instead of rice.
    Fried Quinoa

Have you ever eaten fried rice and what are your favourite ingredients to throw into it?

34 Responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Fried Rice Recipe”

    • Lola

      I usually eat it as main dish, but I think it would work well as a side dish as well. And it’s fun to axperiment with different flavours or adding pasta. The quinoa and pasta variations are quite yummy as well.

  1. Red Iza

    I tried fried rice once, but only cooked it with onions. I’m planning to try another tomorrow again with all the leftover vegetables from these last 2 days ! Practical recipe 😉
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    • Lola

      Even with only onions I can imagine it would be good. I like to add lot of different veggies and egg to mine or only egg, onion and red bell pepper. It’s a great dish to make with leftover vegetables. I hope your friend rice turns out great tomorrow!
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  2. Carol

    Fried rice is just one of the most wonderful things in the world (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ I love to add chicken, brocolli or mushrooms :p haha I know you don’t like them ( ಠ◡ಠ )

  3. Mary Kirkland

    That’s so funny because I just made fried rice and stir fried vegetables the other day and made a blog post that is going to post next week. My recipe is almost the same as yours.
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  4. Lanie

    I love fried rice, it’s so yummy specially with a lot of crisp veggies. ^^ Thanks for the recipe hun, I’ll have to give it a try. Do you think it’d come out the same without the eggs? Im allergic to them so cant have them in there. lol
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    • Lola

      Our veggies usually aren’t crisp as I like ym veggies soft, but it’s a yummy dish indeed. I hope you’ll give it a try and sure this can totally be made without the eggs, just skip that step or add some chicken pieces instead. You can even marinate the chicken with some soy sauce and sambal, it will taste a bit different, but I am pretty sure it wil still be great!
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    • Lola

      I hope you give it a try, it’s one of my favourite dishes to make as it’s easy and yummy! I am a list maker I like breaking everything up in steps :). I think it makes the recipe seem easier and clearer when written down in steps.
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  5. Ana @ Read Me Away

    I love fried rice! Oh, I love being able to use up leftover rice, especially rice that has been sitting since the day before. My go-to is plain garlic rice because it’s such a great breakfast food. When I feel fancy, I throw in some diced veggies and sausage. YUMMY! 😀
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    • Lola

      It’s nice to be able to use leftover rice for a new dish. I often make too much rice when I am cooking rice as I am nto good at estimating the right amount. Plain garlic rice sounds yummy too, will have to give that try once!
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  6. S. J. Pajonas

    I love fried rice and usually make kimchi and vegetable fried rice when I have it. FYI, you can get the best fried rice consistently when you use day-old rice that’s already cooled and refrigerated. Fried rice in restaurants is usually made this way. Fresh, hot rice is usually too sticky to get a good consistency 🙂
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    • Lola

      I prefer to make fresh rice as I usually don’t have leftover rice as we don’t eat rice that often. I could ofcourse prepare the day in advance, I just never think of that. I might try that next time to see if I notice a difference, thanks for the tip!
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  7. Faye M.

    FRIED RICE ARE HEAVEN! I love them so, so much, although there might be a bias here because I’m Asian and Filipino and we pretty much eat rice every, single day and in every single meal. Haha! I never tried adding soy sauce to the eggs (GASP!) so make certain that I am going to do that the next time I make some!
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    • Lola

      I don’t eat rice every day, although I try to eat rice or risotto rice once every two weeks. It really gives the egg more flavour when you add some soy sauce to them. I also like to make my scrambles eggs with some soy sauce and sambal or add curry ketchup to them, yum!
      Here in the netherlands eating bread for breakfast and lunch is more common, rice is often only used for dinner.
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    • Lola

      I always overdo making pictures as I like showing the whole process. Often when I make a recipe I don’t know if I am doing things right as we only see the end result, so that’s why I like the include pictures of the process as well. I hope you give it a try!
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    • Lola

      Here we call it paprika, but most US commenters say the only know it by red bell pepper, so I am tryign to remember to call it that. I realy like making fried rice, it’s easy yummy and you can add whatever veggies or spices you want.
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    • Lola

      Here we always only cook rice ten minutes and then drain the water, it’s more than soft enough after that. I know my sister has made rice a few times by letting it simmer until al the water is gone a few times, although to be honest I don’t taste much of a difference. So I just make it the quicker way ;). I hope you’ll like this recipe!
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    • Lola

      If you like rice, you probably will like fried rice as well. And you can add it veggies that you like. It’s a good recipe to give a try when you havea lot of leftover rice. I hope you’ll give it a try!

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