Basic Fried Rice
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
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Serves: 4 servings
Fried Rice is a simple dish, but it's satisfying and wholesome.
  • 1 – 2 green onions, as desired
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed
  • 4 cups cold cooked rice
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons soy sauce or oyster sauce, as desired
  1. Wash and finely chop the green onion. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a wok or frying pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the eggs. Cook, stirring, until they are lightly scrambled but not too dry. Remove the eggs and clean out the pan.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons oil. Add the rice. Stir-fry for a few minutes, using chopsticks or a wooden spoon to break it apart. Stir in the soy sauce or oyster sauce as desired.
  4. When the rice is heated through, add the scrambled egg back into the pan. Mix thoroughly. Stir in the green onion. Serve hot.
  5. My take on fried Rice:
  6. While the above method (taken directly from does make some good rice, I’ve worked out my own way of doing it. My method is based on experimentation and an iron Chef episode, so it may or may not be right for you, but I sure as heck enjoy it, and my wife will be wanting me to make it as soon as she reads this.
  7. I cook my rice in chicken stock or vegetable stock, then allow it to cool. This adds flavor directly to the rice.
  8. I tend to double the amount of eggs and onions, just because I like it that way.
  9. I cook the rice first, then add the eggs and onion while I toss it. I prefer the texture when the eggs coat some of the rice grains.
  10. Add the soy at the table!
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at