Fried rice might just be one of the most popular comfort food among Asian Cuisine-loving foodies. When fried, rice becomes a bearer of tastes and flavors, beautifully mingling with textures of other ingredients.
Mexican Rice (Damn Delicious)
Damn Delicious has a flavorful recipe for Mexican Rice. It's basically basmati rice flavored with tomato sauce, chili, cumin, cilantro and vegetables. This is technically a variation of paella where the rice is fried or sauteed before it is boiled with vegetable broth. You can also make this with leftover rice; just saute as directed and omit vegetable broth.
"Restaurant-style Mexican rice can easily be made right at home, and it tastes a million times better too!"
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
- 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 1/2 cup diced carrots
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Chinese Fried Rice (Everyday Easy Eats)
If you love Chinese food takeout, you'll definitely have to try this Chinese Fried Rice recipe from Everyday Easy Eats. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to whip up your very own bowl of homemade fried rice sprinkled with a confetti of peas, carrots and green onions. Serve this with some steamed vegetables or frozen dimsum and you're in for a treat!
"15 minutes are all you need to whip up this simple Chinese Fried Rice recipe! It tastes even better than takeout and is so much better for you. A healthy and satisfying vegetarian main or side dish."
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- ½ cup frozen peas
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 3 cups cold cooked rice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
Thai Chicken Fried Rice (Recipe Tin Eats)
If you're a fan of Thai food, then you'd definitely want to check out this Thai Chicken Fried Rice from Recipe Tin Eats. It's rice with chicken, eggs, garlic, onions and shallots. What's great about this recipe is that it offers three types of simple sauces and you can use which ever it is you like best.
"This is real Thai Chicken Fried Rice, just how it's made in Thailand and also just like takeout! The scrambling of the egg in the wok with the chicken pushed to the side is a classic Thai method. Serve it with wedges of tomato and slices of cucumber for a truly authentic experience."
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil (or canola or peanut oil)
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
- ½ onion, diced (brown, white or yellow)
- 5 oz / 150 g chicken breast, thinly sliced (Note 1)
- 3 scallion/shallot stalks, cut into 1.5 "/4 cm pieces
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 cups cooked jasmine rice, cold (preferably refrigerated overnight) (Note 2)
- 1½ tbsp soy sauce + 1½ tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp fish sauce + 1½ tbsp oyster sauce + 1 tsp sugar (any type)
- 1½ tbsp light soy sauce + 1½ Thai Seasoning (Gold Mountain) (Note 4)
- Tomato wedges
- Cucumber slices
- Fresh coriander
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Want good fried rice? Cook rice a day before and leave in the fridge overnight. The next day, your bowl of rice is ready to be sauteed and devoured.
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