Basic Recipe for Fried Rice

Basic Recipe for Fried Rice

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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

This is a basic recipe for fried rice that you can add to as desired. If adding other ingredients, increase the number of eggs to 3.

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Ingredients

  • 1 to 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 to 2 tablespoons light soy sauce (or oyster sauce, as desired)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Wash and finely chop the green onion. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.

  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

    Basic Recipe for Fried Rice
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  5. When the rice is heated through, add the scrambled egg back into the pan. Mix thoroughly. Stir in the green onion. Serve hot.

    Basic Recipe for Fried Rice
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