Amazingly Delicious and Easy Fried Rice
My husband is Vietnamese, and so naturally, we eat a fair amount of Asian cuisine at our house. When I first met him, though, I had not had much experience with Asian food. Most of the food his family served was completely foreign to me. Since I am mostly vegetarian, and a somewhat picky eater, it was often terrifying to sit down to a meal with his family. Over the years, though, some of the dishes that he grew up eating have become some of my absolute favorites. One of those dishes is this delicious and easy fried rice.
Now, I can’t say that this recipe is 100% authentic, as we have tweaked it a bit over the years, in order to simplify it as much as possible without losing any flavor. I can, however, say that it is absolutely amazing, and seriously so easy to make. Asian cuisine is really not something to be afraid of, and I’ll prove it to you with this recipe.
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As I just mentioned, we eat a fair amount of Asian food, which means we eat a fair amount of rice. We absolutely love our rice cooker, and I highly recommend getting one if your family enjoys rice. We own this Aroma Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer. It does a number of different things, including white rice, brown rice, steam, and slow cook, and it honestly cooks the rice to perfection every. single. time.
Not to worry, though, if you don’t have one. The rice can easily be cooked on the stove, as well.
The first thing you will want to do is get the rice started. We use long grain jasmine rice. Rinse the rice well, then dump it into either your rice cooker or a pot on the stove. Add the chicken broth and soy sauce, and mix well. If you are using a rice cooker, simply close the lid and push the “white rice” button. If you are cooking on the stove, bring the liquid to a boil, then lower the heat to low, and cover for 20 minutes.
While the rice is cooking, get your wok or skillet heating on the stove, and chop up your veggies. You can really use whatever you’d like here. Some of our favorite veggies to use are carrots, celery, bell peppers, broccoli, green beans, corn, and onion. There are many others that would work perfectly well, though. So, again, feel free to use whatever suits your taste. We typically mix it up every time we make it.
Once the veggies are chopped and the pan is hot, saute the onions in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil for a minute or two. Then, add the rest of the veggies, along with 1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Covering the pan will help the veggies to cook a bit faster, but it’s not necessary. Let them saute for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the veggies are cooking, scramble 2-3 eggs in another skillet.
When the rice, veggies, and eggs are all cooked, toss them all together in your wok/large skillet, and you’re done.
- 2 c. long grain jasmine rice
- 4 c. chicken broth
- 4 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 carrots
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1/2 an onion
- 2-3 eggs
- Rinse rice well. Pour rice, chicken broth, and 2 tbsp. soy sauce in pot, and mix well. Bring liquid to a boil. Lower heat to low, and cover for 20 minutes.
- Rinse rice well. Pour rice, chicken broth and 2 tbsp. soy sauce in rice cooker, and mix well. Close lid, and set to "white rice" setting.
- Heat large skillet, or wok, over medium high heat while chopping vegetables. Saute onion in 2 tbsp. olive oil for 1-2 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables along with 1-2 tbsp. of soy sauce. Saute all for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In another skillet, scramble 2-3 eggs over medium heat.
- When everything is cooked, toss it all together in your large skillet/wok.
- This makes quite a large batch of rice. We always have leftovers for lunch the next day. Feel free to cut the recipe in half for a smaller portion.
- Also, feel free to add chicken or shrimp, if desired.
I love fried rice and your dish has all of the ingredients that I actually y have at home. I am pinning to try this one.
Thanks, Mary. We love fried rice, too, and we love how simple this one is to make. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Pinning so I can try this. Thanks for sharing this at Dishing It & Digging It It. Hope you’re finding some new friends. Have a good day.
Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. And thanks for hosting!
I love fried rice! I haven’t ever added other veggies to mine except for green onion. This looks really yummy, I will have to try this recipe next time I make fried rice.
I hope you enjoy it. We love fried rice, as well. It’s great because you can add just about anything you want to it!
Amy, we love fried rice! We made some the other night but cooked the rice too long, it was mushy. Bummer. I need to look into the rice cooker you mentioned! Perfect rice is key and we sure mucked it up!
I agree that perfectly cooked rice is key. It can be so temperamental though. That’s why I love the rice cooker. It makes it so easy every time. 🙂
I think fried rice is a family favourite. Thanks for sharing your version with us at #overthemoon link party.
Yep, definitely a family favorite at our house. So good and versatile. Thanks for looking!
This looks delicious and sounds so simple to make! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!
Thank you! It really is easy to make. Thanks for hosting!
I love fried rice and all-things Asian! I appreciate you sharing this simple recipe idea. I am not the greatest cook, but do love variety with any dishes I make, This one has made my list of dishes to try! Thank you!
I hope you enjoy it! It’s really not difficult to make, and it’s so easy to switch up for variety. Thanks so much for looking!
Ahhhh man Amy I love rice, in any way, shape or form and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try. Your fried rice dis looks delicious and what a great way to use those veggies where there just isn’t enough left over for a full veggie dish.
We love rice, too, and this one is just so easy to make. And you’re right, it’s a great way to use up excess veggies before they spoil. It’s fun to mix it up and try different combinations. I hope you enjoy!
We love rice at our house. My husband is Polynesian and loves rice with everything. He likes to add in honey, ham, and bacon to his fried rice. Your recipe sounds good with the veggies. I’ll pin this to save for later. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for the share! My husband’s family eats a lot of rice, as well. Fortunately, I enjoy rice myself, and it has become a staple in our household. Your version sounds like something my husband would love! I’ll have to tell him about it. 🙂