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Not only is fried rice super easy to make, it’s also extremely adaptable. Trust us—the proof is in the hot dog fried rice. (Don’t knock it ’til you try it). Before you make a batch, read our tips for making perfect fried rice.
Sesame oil > any other oil.
Once you buy sesame oil (yes, you do need another oil), you’ll want to use it in everything. It’s got a rich toasty, nutty flavor. But be careful: A little bit goes a long way.
Cold rice is key.
The reason why so many fried rice recipes call for leftover rice: Dried out cold rice gets much crispier in the skillet than the freshly cooked stuff. If you’re craving fried rice and don’t want to wait for the rice to chill in the fridge, spread freshly cooked rice on a baking sheet and freeze it for 10 to 15 minutes.
Do I need to scramble my eggs separately or can I do it all in one pan?
You can totally start your rice by cooking the vegetables and then push them to one side of the pan and crack in your eggs and get scrambling. But be careful. Eggs can easily overcook this way.
What other flavor goes into fried rice?
Aside from sesame oil, we stir in minced garlic, soy sauce, and ginger.
Made this? Let us know how it went in the comment section below!YIELDS:4 SERVINGSPREP TIME:0 HOURS 10 MINSTOTAL TIME:0 HOURS 20 MINSINGREDIENTS3 tbsp.
sesame oil, divided3
green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts divided3
cloves garlic, minced1 tbsp.
peeled and minced ginger (from a 1″ piece)4 c.
cooked long grain rice (preferably leftover)3/4 c.
frozen peas3 tbsp.
low-sodium soy sauce DIRECTIONS
- Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
- Beat egg with 2 teaspoons water and a large pinch salt and add to skillet. Cook, stirring to form large soft curds, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate.
- Return skillet to high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil, the carrots, and whites of the green onions. Cook until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute.
- Add rice, peas, and cooked eggs to skillet. Pour in soy sauce and cook, stirring until heated through, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the remaining green onions.