Egg Fried Rice - An Easy Chinese Recipe
 
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Egg Fried Rice is an easy Chinese fried rice recipe that you can make at home. Egg Fried Rice is also a vegetarian dish and quick and easy to make at home!
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Recipe type: Rice
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 cups cooked rice
  • 5 large eggs (divided)
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons oil (divided)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 scallions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Use a fork to fluff up the rice and break it apart. If you're using freshly cooked rice, let it stand on the counter uncovered until it stops steaming before fluffing it. If you decide to refrigerate the rice overnight in advance of preparing this recipe, it will clump up; you can then use your hands to break up the cold rice clumps into individual grains.
  2. Beat 3 eggs in one bowl. Beat the other 2 eggs in another bowl, along with 2 tablespoons water, the paprika, and the turmeric. Set these two bowls aside.
  3. Heat a wok over medium high heat, and add 2 tablespoons oil. Add the 3 beaten eggs (without the spices), and scramble them. Remove them from the wok and set aside.
  4. Heat wok over high heat, and add the last tablespoon oil. Add the diced onion and bell pepper. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Next, add the rice and stir-fry for 2 minutes, using a scooping motion to heat the rice uniformly. Use your wok spatula to flatten out and break up any rice clumps. Next, pour the uncooked egg and spice mixture over the rice, and stir-fry for about 1 minute, until all of the rice grains are coated in egg.
  5. Add the peas and stir fry continuously for another minute. Next spread the salt, sugar, and black pepper over the rice and mix. You should now see some steam coming off the rice, which means it is heated through.
  6. If the rice looks a little dry, feel free to sprinkle in some water or chicken stock. Adding some liquid directly to any remaining clumps of rice will also help to break them up. Mix in the scrambled eggs and scallions and serve!
Recipe by The Woks of Life at https://thewoksoflife.com/egg-fried-rice/