Simple Egg Fried Rice

The classic Chinese rice dish perfected
Egg Fried Rice

A good egg fried rice dish should have a nice mix of egg through the rice, be well seasoned, together with the right amount of vegetables for much needed crunch and to pack flavour into the dish.

AuthorHungry PandaCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins

 2 rice measuring cups Jasmine rice
 ½ tbsp vegetable oil
 1 egg
 120 g small sweet peas (ideally petit pois)
 12 tbsp light soy sauce
 2 sticks spring onions

1

Add rice to rice cooker bowl and fill up to level 2 (adjust for your rice cooker
capacity). Allow the rice to cool down for 30 minutes minimum (a few hours in a sealed container in fridge is best).

2

Whisk the egg with a fork until smooth whilst your pan (ideally a good wok) is heating to a very high temperature. Then add ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil until it reaches smoking-point.

3

Pour in the egg and turn the heat down by 1/3. Push the egg to one side and add another ½ tbsp of vegetable oil. Bring the wok back to a high heat.

4

Add cooled rice to wok and mix well with the egg. Remove clumps. Once mixed add the peas and stir-fry for 1 minute.

5

Add the soy sauce and sesame oil and turn the heat down by 1/3 again. Stir fry until the rice absorbs all the liquid (about 1 minute). Once the rice are ’dancing’ around the bottom of the wok then your rice is ready to serve.

Ingredients

 2 rice measuring cups Jasmine rice
 ½ tbsp vegetable oil
 1 egg
 120 g small sweet peas (ideally petit pois)
 12 tbsp light soy sauce
 2 sticks spring onions

Directions

1

Add rice to rice cooker bowl and fill up to level 2 (adjust for your rice cooker
capacity). Allow the rice to cool down for 30 minutes minimum (a few hours in a sealed container in fridge is best).

2

Whisk the egg with a fork until smooth whilst your pan (ideally a good wok) is heating to a very high temperature. Then add ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil until it reaches smoking-point.

3

Pour in the egg and turn the heat down by 1/3. Push the egg to one side and add another ½ tbsp of vegetable oil. Bring the wok back to a high heat.

4

Add cooled rice to wok and mix well with the egg. Remove clumps. Once mixed add the peas and stir-fry for 1 minute.

5

Add the soy sauce and sesame oil and turn the heat down by 1/3 again. Stir fry until the rice absorbs all the liquid (about 1 minute). Once the rice are ’dancing’ around the bottom of the wok then your rice is ready to serve.

Simple Egg Fried Rice

HANDY TIP – You can keep it authentic but make it more interesting by adding matchsticked carrots and sliced tomatoes. Add depth of flavour with black pepper and a pinch of white pepper.