Viral Best Fried Rice (Takeout Style!)


Here’s how to make the very best fried rice: takeout style! Egg, veggies, garlic and ginger bring aromatic flavor to this homemade comfort food. Variation: Try Shrimp Fried Rice for additional protein.

Viral Best Fried Rice (Takeout Style!)

Category: Main Dish
Method: Stir Fried
Cuisine: Asian

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 1x
Diet: Vegetarian


1/2 yellow or white onion
2 large garlic cloves
1 tablespoon minced ginger (about 1 inch nub)
2 large carrots
2 cups chopped green cabbage (optional)
3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
4 eggs*
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 cups cooked rice, at least 1 day old (use How to Cook Rice or Instant Pot Rice), or use shortcut**
3 to 4 tablespoons soy sauce (or liquid aminos)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
Green onion, for garnish (optional)


Mince the onion. Mince the garlic. Mince the ginger. Peel the carrots, then dice them. If using, chop the cabbage.
In a large skillet or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil medium high. Saute the carrots and onion for 2 minutes. Add the cabbage, garlic and ginger and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the rice, peas and salt for 1 minute.
Push the rice to the side. Add 1 tablespoon more oil. Add the eggs and pinch of salt, and scramble them in for 1 to 2 minutes until cooked through.
Add the soy sauce and fish sauce, if using. Taste and add additional soy sauce if necessary. Heat for a minute or two, stirring, until all rice is coated. Serve hot.


*For a vegan variation, make a Tofu Scramble first, keeping the pieces fairly small. Make the rice without the egg, then stir in the scrambled tofu in the last step. 

**Trick: If you don’t have day old rice, here’s a shortcut. Make the rice. Then spread it onto a rimmed sheet pan and put it into the freezer. Freeze for about 15 to 20 minutes until the grains become cool to the touch. Some might even become frozen: that’s ok! They’ll heat right back up once they hit the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 4
Calories Per Serving: 442

20%Total Fat 15.6g
22%Total Carbohydrate 61.4g
14%Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
27%Protein 13.3g
70%Vitamin A 633.9µg
27%Vitamin C 24.6mg
6%Calcium 81.3mg
11%Iron 1.9mg
10%Vitamin D 2µg
12%Magnesium 50.4mg
17%Potassium 800mg
21%Vitamin B6 0.4mg
19%Vitamin B12 0.4µg

Credit Article : https://www acouplecooks com/fried-rice/

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