Fried rice, also known as Nasi Goreng in Bahasa, is very popular in Asia and America. Especially as street food, but more and more restaurants are also venturing into a culinary version of this beloved rice dish. And also at home more and more fried rice recipes are being prepared, because it is very easy to make and ready in no time. Moreover, it is a friendly dish for your wallet and the environment, because you can put almost all your leftovers in it!

Making fried rice

Making fried rice is very simple. Cook the rice according to the package and cut vegetables and meat into pieces. Heat a wok or frying pan and fry the vegetables and meat with any seasonings such as garlic and ginger until everything is cooked. Add the cooked rice, toss and heat through for a while. You can then season the dish with oyster or soy sauce and garnish with spring onions, chilli peppers, coriander, sesame seeds or other tasty things!

Nice and quick on the table!

For an even faster variant,  You could find in Asian supermarket instant fried rice. It is already pre-steamed, so you don’t have to cook it first. But the rice that you may have left over from yesterday also fits perfectly in this dish. In fact, fried rice was initially developed for it. So don’t throw anything away and read how best to store that leftover rice.

Discover your favorite fried rice recipe

You will find fried rice recipes in all kinds of world cuisines: Indonesian, Surinamese, Chinese,  Japanese and even Dutch. With chicken, ham or vegetarian and with a lot of different vegetables. To give you an idea of ​​the possibilities, we have listed a number of delicious recipes for you. View them all and be inspired by the tastiest dishes. Our mouths are already watering…

Nasi goreng
Indonesian style Nasi goreng.

Fried rice with chicken in soy sauce

Nasi Goreng is basically just Indonesian fried rice. There are a lot of variants to be found, but this one nasi with chicken in soy sauce is one of our favorites. Super fast, super simple. For cooking Nasi goreng,

How to cook ?

Just prepare  a plate of white rice,  chopped onion, chopped garlic clove, chicken breast, sweet soy sauce, and vegetable such as scallion, bok choy, cabbage., chilli pepper when you like spicy.

Heat the oil and stir-fry the chicken over high heat for 3 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce and season with salt and pepper or chilli pepper. Add the wok vegetables and fry for a further 2 minutes.
Add the rice and stir-fry for 2 minutes until the rice is warm. Divide between 2 plates.

Tip :Sprinkle with roughly chopped cashew nuts.

Japanese rice with beef and sugar snaps

When you say Japan, you say teriyaki. And that’s exactly the tastemaker in this one Japanese rice with beef and sugar snaps. Add to that some garlic, ginger, soy sauce and beef stock and you know one thing for sure: that will be a party in your mouth!

How to cook?

Ingredient to cook Japanese rice: a plate of brown rice, crushed garlic clove, beef strips, Japanese soy sauce, thin slice fresh ginger, cucumber, sugar snap, teriyaki sauce, beef stock, spring onions, sesame seeds.

Mix the meat with ground pepper, half of the garlic and 1 tablespoon of oil. Heat the rest of the oil and fry the meat briefly and crispy. Remove the meat from the pan and sprinkle the soy sauce over it. Keep warm under aluminium foil.
In the same pan, fry the ginger, cucumber and sugar snap peas for 2 minutes. Then mix in the rice. Add the stock and stir occasionally. Let it cook covered for 4 minutes.
Finally, add the meat and the teriyaki sauce. Season further with pepper. Sprinkle the dish with sesame seeds and spring onions and sprinkle immediately.

Oriental rice with shiitake and ginger

We will stay in Japan for a while, but we will go on the vegetarian tour with the recipe for Oriental rice with shiitake and ginger. This quick vegetarian bite is full of vegetables such as carrots and bell peppers and is often on the table within fifteen minutes. Also delicious with mushrooms!

shiitake mushroom fried rice
shiitake mushroom fried rice

How to cook?

The spices of oriental fried rice use crushed garlic clove, fresh ginger, thin slices carrot, diced bell pepper, shiitake mushroom,  soy sauce, spring onion and thai chilly sauce.

Fry the garlic, ginger, carrot and bell pepper, add shiitake then mix the rice with the soy sauce. Add 50 of water and stir occasionally. Let it cook covered for 4 minutes. Mix the chilli sauce and spring onions and serve.

Super fast rice dish with shrimps

An onion, two garlic cloves, three colors of bell peppers, peas and peeled tiger prawns from the freezer and rice with some fresh herbs. You don’t need more for this one rice dish with shrimps. Ready very quickly and also with few calories!


Oriental fried rice
Light and delicious!

Heat the oil and stir-fry the onion for about 5 minutes until golden brown. Add the bell pepper cubes and stir-fry for about 2 minutes. Add the green peas and shrimps, turn up the heat and let the vegetables and shrimp thaw quickly while stirring. Squeeze the garlic cloves over the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute more. Add the rice and stir fry until the rice is warm. Season with salt and pepper.

Cut off the heat and finely chop the chives over the wok and fold it lightly into the rice. Serve immediately.


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