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    The 20+ BEST Fried Rice Recipes

    If you want to learn how to make fried rice, or just need some new ways to cook it, you’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve put together this collection of Fried Rice Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet for you to cook.

    You’ll find the traditional fried rice recipes you expect, plus some unique flavors, ingredients and cooking methods.

    Go through all of these great fried rice recipes. You’re sure to find some new favorites!

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    The Best Fried Rice Recipes:

    1. Thai Basil Fried Rice

    Here’s a little spin on your regular fried rice with a huge flavor upgrade!! This Thai Basil Fried Rice is infused with such amazing spicy and umami flavors that you will wonder how simple fried rice can be so tasty.

    With unique flavoring from Thai basil, and loaded with plump shrimp, this is one of our favorite fried rice recipes.

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    2. Nasi Goreng

    Nasi Goreng from Indonesia is one of the tastiest fried rice dishes you will ever eat. The addition of shrimp paste and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) add tons of flavor. It’s one of our favorite fried rice recipes.

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    3. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

    Aloha! Is that what this bowl of Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice is saying to you? This colorful, pretty little bowl is loaded with so many flavors.

    Sweet? Yup. Savory? Yeah. Umami? Oh boy!! All this from a few left over ingredients lying around your house.

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    4. Hibachi Fried Rice

    Fried rice is such a great use for leftover rice, and makes for a delicious side or light main.

    This Japanese style fried rice only takes about 15 minutes to make and is just as good as what you will get in any restaurant.

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    5. Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian Fried Rice)

    Tired of eating the same old fried rice every time? Then upgrade your comfort food with a new and delicious version, Arroz Chaufa!

    This dish is made by tossing rice, chicken, bell peppers, onions, and soy sauce to make one delicious dish, which gets ready in less than 20 minutes.

    The best part of this recipe, you can use your leftover rice, meats, or veggies to make this super flavorful fried rice.

    It’s simple, tasty, and a perfect weeknight meal option for you.

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    6. Pork Fried Rice

    The quintessential Chinese takeout side dish, Pork Fried Rice, right in your own kitchen! It’s literally a breeze to throw together this easy fried rice recipe, and it’s the perfect use for leftover rice.

    Tender pork, an array of colorful veggies, and the perfect balance of sauces make this recipe even better than takeout. All in about 20 minutes!

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    7. Chinese Restaurant Fried Rice

    This Fried Rice recipe is easy to make, just like your favorite Chinese restaurant.

    Fried rice is a wonderful way to use leftover rice, and it’s very customizable. Plus, it elevates you Chinese food night so much compared to plain rice.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    8. Breakfast Fried Rice

    Jazz up your leftover rice by using these breakfast ingredients and make this delicious stir fry! This Breakfast Fried Rice recipe is made with bacon, eggs, rice, and green onions making it a super simple meal that whips in less than 15 minutes.

    You can relish this dish not only for breakfast, but any time of the day.

    Get the Recipe @ lexiscleankitchen

    9. Jambalaya Fried Rice

    This Jambalaya Fried rice recipe is the best fusion dish you can make for your loved ones! The well balanced Cajun spices, sausages and okra makes this dish super delicious and satisfying.

    Make this flavorful and easy one pan dish any time of the week.

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook

    10. Fried Brown Rice

    For a more healthy fried rice, use brown rice. In addition to having extra nutrients, we love the hearty and slightly chewy texture.

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    11. Mexican Fried Rice

    Make this stunning and classic Mexican-flavored fried rice in the comfort of your home!

    This Mexican Fried Rice recipe is a delicious one-pot dish that is packed with super flavorful flavors and ingredients. This easy-to-throw meal is perfect for a weeknight dinner…

    Get the Recipe @ cravinghomecooked

    12. Kimchi Fried Rice

    Make a little twist on your regular fried rice with a huge flavor! This Kimchi Fried Rice recipe is so amazing with spicy Korean ingredients that will take your leftover rice to another level. Satisfy your Asian craving by making this super simple recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ healthynibblesandbits

    13. Shrimp Fried Rice

    Shrimp Fried Rice is a great one pan weeknight meal full of plump shrimp and healthy veggies! It only takes about thirty minutes to put this on the table for your family.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    14. Indo Chinese Fried Rice

    Indo-Chinese cuisine is a spin on traditional Chinese, but altered to fit the Indian palate.

    This fried brown rice is a perfect example, loaded with veggies and tons of ginger and garlic.

    Get the Recipe @ honeywhatscooking

    15. Cauliflower Fried Rice

    For a low carb spin, try this easy fried cauliflower rice. It only takes about 25 minutes from start to finish, and is a great way to sneak some extra veggie power into your meal.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    16. Indian Masala Fried Rice

    If you like it spicy, you have to try this Indian Masala Fried Rice, also called Phodnicha Bhat. It’s a perfect use for your leftover rice, and packs a ton of flavor!

    Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen

    17. Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice

    Put away the wok, and heat up the oven, this sheet pan “fried” rice is your new weeknight best friend. It only takes 15 minutes and tastes fantastic!

    Get the Recipe @ averiecooks

    18. Beef Fried Rice

    Loaded with flank steak, peas and plenty of flavors, this beef fried rice is a hearty meal for when those Asian cravings hit. It takes about half an hour and is super tasty.

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    19. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

    Make your regular fried rice a lot more interesting and tasty with few extra add-ins… Thai style. This pineapple fried rice happens very fast with simple ingredients. Serve it in a pineapple boat to make it look extra special and eye catching to wow your guests at some Asian themed party.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    20. Spicy Chicken Fried Rice

    Sometimes you want it spicy, and if this is one of those times, here is the fried rice for you. In addition to the usual fried rice staples, it has a generous splash of sriracha to give it some kick.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    21. Golden Fried Rice

    This Golden Fried Rice, or Huang Jing Chao Fan, is a unique dish. The cooked rice is coated in egg yolk before stir frying, resulting in a crispy and golden colored fried rice.

    This recipe also includes shrimp and a variety of veggies to create a complete meal.

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook

    22. Spam Fried Rice

    We’re wrapping up this list with a real pantry staple star, Spam Fried Rice.

    Featuring everyone’s favorite canned ham product, along with frozen veggies and eggs, it’s a super easy weeknight dinner you can cook in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    So there you go, twenty easy fried rice recipes. The only question now is, which to try first?

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    The 20+ BEST Fried Rice Recipes

    This collection of easy Fried Rice Recipes will give you plenty of easy weeknight dinners to make with that leftover rice. We love this Hawaiian version:


    • 4 cups cooked rice (basmati)
    • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
    • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
    • 1/2 cup peas
    • 1/2 cup onions
    • 1/2 red bell pepper
    • 1/2 green bell pepper
    • 3 scallions, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp chopped ginger
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 cup chopped pineapple
    • 3 eggs
    • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 tsp oyster sauce
    • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
    • 4 Tbsp cooking oil, divided


    1. Chop ham and all vegetables, along with garlic and ginger. Whisk eggs in a bowl.
    2. Heat wok or large skillet over large heat. Add 3 Tbsp cooking oil. Once hot, add onion, white parts of green onions, and peppers. Sauté 1 minute.
    3. Add carrots, ginger, garlic and ham. Stir fry 2-3 minutes. Add peas, stir and move everything to one side of pan.
    4. Add remaining 1 Tbsp cooking oil to empty side of pan. Once hot, add whisked eggs and scramble until cooked but still soft. Mix all ingredients in pan together.
    5. Add rice along with soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Mix well and stir fry 1-2 minutes.
    6. Add pineapple, mix well and remove from heat. Serve and garnish with green portion of green onions.

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