I become a bottomless pit when it comes to eating fried rice. It’s like my full-meter is temporarily shut off and I somehow can find room for one more bite… orrrr seven.

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We moved about two years ago and the only thing I really miss about our old town is China Jade. I basically grew up on their almond chicken and fried rice and now that we live in the sticks, there isn’t one decent Chinese restaurant near us.

So it should be no surprised that I’m pretty pumped about this recipe. Like it took all that I had to not post this the same day as the doughnuts or the smoothies because for the past few years I’ve put my mind to mastering a fried rice recipe that comes close to our favorite Chinese restaurant. Many failed attempts later and I finally feel like this rice holds a candle to our beloved restaurants version.

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Late last week I socked away the remaining rice from our stir-fry dinner in the fridge with plans on making fried rice to curb my cravings for my favorite restaurant’s fried rice. Then my oldest daughter and I scarfed down forkful after forkful of this delicious fried rice for lunch because truthfully, I don’t have the patience for chopsticks.

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To start, slice up the light and dark green parts of five green onions.

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And mince up 5 cloves of fresh garlic.

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Crack an egg into a shallow dish and beat it up with a fork.

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To a wok or large 12 inch skillet… add a half tablespoon of grapeseed oil and heat over medium-high heat.

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Once the oil is smoking hot, pour in the beaten egg.

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Instantly the egg will start to cook, have a wooden spatula handy to use and break up the egg.

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Once the egg is fully cooked slide it off onto a plate and set it to the side for a moment.

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Add the remaining half tablespoon of oil to the wok and add the sliced green onions and garlic.

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Cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant and the green onions are browned a bit.

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Add in the three cups of cooked jasmine rice…

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…and the cooked egg…

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…six tablespoons of low-sodium tamari {or gluten-free soy sauce}. Low-sodium is super important or else your rice will be way too salty.

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Next measure and pour in three tablespoons of oyster sauce…

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… and for some subtle back-of-the-throat heat, add a heaping teaspoon of sambal oelek or chili paste.

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Stir until combined and then press the rice flat into the wok. Crank the heat to high and allow the rice to “fry” and get a deep golden brown. Stir and repeat the frying process one more time before serving.

Taste and check the seasoning. If you feel it needs a little salt, feel free to add to taste.

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If you have cooked chicken, pork or leftover shrimp… this rice is the perfect thing to add it to.

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This is a super easy, super simple and SUPER delicious fried rice recipe and all of this deliciousness ready in well under twenty minutes, which is half the time it would take me to get to our favorite Chinese restaurant. Bam-what!

 

Enjoy! And if you give this Fried Rice recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Easy Fried Rice
Yield: 4-6 servings

Easy Fried Rice

Leftover rice makes for the perfect fried rice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, divided
  • 3 cups leftover cooked jasmine rice
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 5 green onions, sliced (light and dark green parts)
  • 5 cloves peeled fresh garlic, minced
  • 5-6 tablespoons low-sodium tamari
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 heaping teaspoon sambal oelek (chili garlic paste), more or less to personal taste

Instructions

  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of grapeseed oil in a wok over medium/high heat.
  2. Once smoking hot add in the beaten egg and cook until just starting to turn golden brown. Transfer scrambled egg to a clean plate and set off to the side.
  3. Add the remaining grapeseed oil to the wok, when hot add in the sliced green onions and minced garlic. Cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Add in cooked rice and egg, tamari, oyster sauce and sambal oelek. Stir to combine.
  5. Spread the rice out evenly in the wok. Crank the heat up to high and "fry" the rice for 1 minute or until the rice is a deep golden color. Stir and repeat this step one more time before serving.

Notes

Add chopped cook chicken, pork or shrimp to make this a complete meal.

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