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4 Yummy And Easy Fried Rice Recipes For Lunch

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

Fried rice is a staple in many cuisines. Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but they also taste fantastic for the amount of effort required. Fried rice is also one of the best ways to use up any leftover ingredients in your kitchen. Today, we're going to show you four delicious and simple fried rice recipes that you can whip up for lunch.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice with Soy Sauce

A savoury and refreshing Thai fried rice for pineapple lovers. Adapted from Recipetineats.

​Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • ½ red capsicum, diced

  • 3 cups day-old jasmine rice, cooked

  • 220g pineapple pieces, fresh or canned

  • ½ cup green onion, sliced

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

1½ tbsp light soy sauce

Step 1: In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over high heat.

Step 2: Add the garlic and onion, cook for 1 minute until fragrant

Step 3: Add the capsicum and cook for 1 minute

Step 4: Add the rice, 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce and 1½ tablespoon of soy sauce. Stir constantly, cooking for 2 minutes or until rice becomes slightly caramelised.

Step 5: Add the pineapple and stir for 30 seconds to warm through.

Step 6: Stir in the green onions and serve immediately.

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice with Soy Sauce

A bowl of rich and savoury fried rice filled with chewy shrimps. Adapted from Taste Asian Food.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced

  • 250g cooked rice

  • 1 egg

  • 20g shrimp, deveined and peeled

  • 50g chicken breast meat, cut into thin slices

  • 50g frozen mixed beans

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp chopped green onion

Step 1: Heat up the vegetable oil in a wok or large non-stick skillet.

Step 2: Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.

Step 3: Add the shrimps and chicken meat, stir-fry until they are cooked. Remove and set aside.

Step 4: Add the cooked rice and stir-fry over low heat until the rice turns aromatic.

Step 5: Beat an egg and pour it over the rice, coating the rice grains. Continue to stir-fry until the egg is cooked through and no longer sticky.

Step 6: Return the shrimps and chicken to the wok, Stir-fry for a minute

Step 7: Add the beans and the light soy sauce. Stir-fry over high heat until the rice becomes dry again.

Step 8: Garnish with chopped green onions and serve.

Hong Kong Fried Rice

Hong Kong Fried Rice with Xo Sauce

A bowl of smokey fried rice with rich umami flavour. Adapted from Healthy World Cuisine.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup onion, chopped

  • 1-inch ginger knob, peeled and grated

  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 140g shrimp, deveined and peeled

  • 2 cups day-old rice

  • ½ cup mixed vegetables

  • ½ cup snow peas, chopped

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp XO sauce

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper to taste

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tbsp green onions, chopped

Step 1: In a wok or large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil.

Step 2: Add onion, ginger and garlic. Stir-fry until fragrant for about 1 minute.

Step 3: Place prepared shrimp into the pan. Stir-fry until no longer translucent. Remove from heat and set aside

Step 4: Heat another tablespoon of oil in the pan and add your rice. Stir until the rice is fully coated with oil. Then, add a tablespoon of the XO sauce, stir to coat.

Step 5: Move the rice to the centre of your pan. Then, add the soy sauce around the exterior edges and leave it for a few seconds until it evaporates.

Step 6: Stir in salt, white paper and sesame oil to taste.

Step 7: Add the cooked shrimp back to the pan and toss to mix well.

Step 8: Create a well in the middle and add the beaten egg. Let the egg cook for a few seconds, then quickly stir it with your rice to coat the rice. Cook until the egg is no longer sticky.

Step 9: Garnish with green onions and serve.

XO Sauce Fried Rice with Chicken

XO Sauce Fried Rice with Chicken

Caramelised and savoury bowl of fried rice with tender and juicy chicken. Adapted from The Woks of Life.

Ingredients You’ll Need:For The Marinade:

  • 220g chicken breast, thinly sliced

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1 tsp cornstarch

  • 1 tsp oil

  • 1 tsp oyster sauce

For The Fried Rice:

  • 5 cups cooked rice

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  • ¼ tsp white pepper

  • ¼ tsp sugar

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 3-4 tbsp XO sauce

  • 2 cups bean sprouts

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine

Step 1: Combine the marinade ingredients and mix well. Set aside.

Step 2: Heat your wok or large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. Sear the marinated chicken for about 20 seconds. Do not cook through. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3: With the wok over medium-high heat, add the final tablespoon of oil. Add the ginger and cook for 30 seconds. Then, add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Then, add the onions, cooking for 30 seconds before adding the rice.

Step 4: Flatten out and break any large clumps in your rice. When the rice is warmed, spread it in a single layer and let it fry until hot. Add the light soy sauce, pepper, sugar, and salt. Mix until the rice is evenly coated. Then, spread out the rice to fry in a single layer again.

Step 5: Stir in the XO sauce. Then add the chicken. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the eggs and stir to distribute.

Step 6: Add the bean sprouts and green onions. Continue to stir-fry for another 30 seconds. Then gather all the rice in the middle of the wok to let the sides of the wok heat up.

Step 7: After 20 seconds, spread the Shaoxing wine around the wok and stir-fry the rice together for another 20 seconds. Serve warm.

With these recipes, you’ll never have to worry about not knowing what to eat for your next meal.

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