Leftover rice in your fridge? Love it! So many fried rice recipes to make with it the day after. Check out these 20 best fried rice recipes!
Do you have leftover rice in your fridge?
I am sure what you usually do with it?
Do you have a couple of personal fried rice recipes op your sleeve? I think so.
From the classic chicken or egg fried rice, to more elaborate fried rice recipes? Fried rice is so much more than just a TV dinner bowl of rice!
And no, it doesn’t always have to be a quick and easy Friday night dinner.
I also love fried rice for breakfast for instance, with scrambled eggs and bacon. Or as a lunch option with plenty of crunchy vegetables and soy sauce!
So many fried rice recipes to make with it the day after.
What do you think of this collection of fried rice recipes below?
I am sure that you will find at least one that you like.
How about fried rice with kimchi? Or with shrimp, fried tofu, Japanese curry style or Indonesian nasi goreng?
Everyone will find something to their liking, I can guarantee that!
20 Best Fried Rice Recipes Roundup
Check out these 20 best fried rice recipes!
Credit for all these yummy looking fried rice recipes go to a bunch of fellow food bloggers. Every single recipe contains a couple of links to their very own fried rice recipes, do click on them if they pique your interest!
Click on the links or the pictures and you will immediately be redirected to the right recipe.
20 Best Fried Rice Recipes
Click on the links or pictures and you will immediately be redirected to the right recipe.
1. Cowboy Fried Rice with Pulled Pork & Chili Beans (Ask Chef Dennis)
Let’s kick this fried rice recipes roundup off with a friend of mine!
I have known chef Dennis Littley for a long time. I got to know his recipes on Google+ a long time ago. When that platform closed down, I was lucky to find him on Twitter. You can find his amazing recipes over at his culinary website Ask Chef Dennis.
Here is what chef Dennis says about this fabulous plateful of cowboy fried rice: “Serve up this cowboy fried rice with over easy or sunny-side up fried eggs and warm corn or flour tortillas. Add in a couple of jalapeño slices, fresh lime wedges and your favorite hot sauce!”
Thank you for the daily inspiration, chef Dennis!
2. Kimchi Fried Rice (Foodbyjonister)
Next up, an all time favorite of mine…
Kimchi fried rice!
Do you like kimchi? Then you will love this heavenly creation that I found over at #Foodbyjonister. Joni is the food blogger behind this recipes website.
And let’s see what Joni says about it: “I love this easy and spicy kimchi fried rice! Ever since I was introduced to Korean food, I always have kimchi and gochujang in my kitchen! Make sure to buy a good quality kimchi for this fried rice. You can find it in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.”
3. Miso Fried Rice with Egg and Greens (Nourish Everyday)
How about miso?
Do you often cook with miso?
Do give this miso fried rice from Monique a try, she runs a blog by the name of Nourish Everyday!
And Monique says: “This flavorful miso fried rice packed with vegetables makes a lovely fast weeknight dinner. Although I have specified the vegetables in my recipe, you can of course add just whatever vegetable you like for this fried rice! This is one of my all time favorite recipes to incorporate leftovers.”
Thank you so much Monique!
4. Crab Fried Rice (The Woks of Life)
If you are often looking for recipes online, then you must have heard of a website called The Woks of Life!
Behind it is a family of four: Bill, Judy, Sarah and Kaitlin. And they love to share their home cooked and restaurant style recipes.
For this next fried rice recipe daughter Kaitlin is in charge.
And Kaitlin says: “This crab fried rice is a classic and popular Thai dish, characterised by its delicate flavor. The crab is the star in this recipe here, so be gentle when it comes to using the soy sauce, fish sauce and the Chinese rice wine. The cilantro, scallion and lime combo adds the perfect touch to light up the flavors.”
5. Bacon And Egg Fried Rice (Fried Rice Recipes)
Lease allow me to squeeze in one of my very own personal fried rice recipes!
What do you think of this classic eggs and bacon fried rice with soy sauce and peas? I love it as an alternative for breakfast. And also as an easy lunch! Whatever meal you serve it as, it is always a great way to use up that leftover cooked rice from last night’s dinner!
Enjoy my fried rice recipes!
6. Restaurant Style Basil Fried Rice (Pickled Plum)
I have known Caroline for a while now.
I weekly see her culinary posts and recipes on Twitter. And yes, Caroline’s recipes on Pickled Plum are fabulous. And that is also why I am delighted that I can add one of her fried rice recipes to my roundup!
What do you think of this restaurant style basil fried rice?
Caroline says: “Do you have leftover cooked rice, an egg and some veggies in your fridge? Then you have all the ingredients that you need to make this Chinese fried rice recipe! Hands down the perfect treat to make if you crave a simple Chinese dinner but don’t feel like spending more than 20 minutes in your kitchen.”
7. Burnt Garlic Mushroom Fried Rice (My Food Story)
Are you looking for one of those vegetarian fried rice recipes?
Then look no further!
Because here is a recipe that you will like. I found it on a website called My Food Story and it is run by Richa.
And Richa says this about her fried rice recipe: “Veggie fried rice is so good. Unless the rice is too mushy and sticky. And therefore leftover rice from last night’s dinner is just perfect for fried rice! After a long day of work, I don’t always feel like cooking a large meal. And that is when I quickly whip up this perfect bowl of mushroom fried rice in about 15 minutes.”
Thank you so much Richa!
8. A 30 Minute Fried Rice With Broccoli And Turmeric Tahini Sauce (Dishing Out Health)
Do you like broccoli?
Then you will love this next fried rice recipe!
Credits for this one go to Jamie who is behind website by the name of Dishing Out Health. She is a registered dietitian, a former magazine editor and current food journalist and recipe developer who serves up delicious and nutritious recipes.
And I will let Jamie do the talking here: “This 30 minute broccoli fried rice with turmeric tahini sauce revamps a classic takeout meal with an extra dose of crunchy veggies for a healthier one pot dinner.”
Thank you so much for this delicious idea, Jamie!
9. Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice (Kitchen Sanctuary)
And here is yet another one of my fellow food blogger’s friends on social media!
Nicky’s recipes on Kitchen Sanctuary are always to die for. I am so glad that I can also add one of her fried rice recipes to my roundup here!
Nicky says: “This Indonesian nasi goreng is a delicious and spicy rice stir fry. It is packed with extra flavor than regular fried rice because I added condiments such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, tamarind and a couple of other delicious ingredients. Top it with a runny but crispy fried egg. This classic Asian meal is a great family dinner. A street food dinner at home!”
Thank you so much for all those daily inspirational recipe posts, Nicky!
10. Fried Rice with Crispy Tofu (Bowl of Delicious)
Do you like tofu?
Then read on, because Elizabeth who is behind Bowl of Delicious has just what you need!
And she says: “You should definitely try this method of frying the tofu. It is super easy to do and really yummy. You are in for a simple and scrumptious 10 minute fried rice with crispy tofu. This meal is savory, delicious, so easy to make at home and very healthy as well.”
Thank you so much Elizabeth!
11. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Joyous Apron)
Are you still with me?
Interested in more fried rice recipes?
MinShien says: “This flavorful pineapple fried rice recipes contains Thai inspired spices and seasoning. The chunks of fresh pineapple add a subtly sweet, tropical flavor to each bite. We are pretty much addicted to this fried rice version here at home. And I have a feeling that you will be as well!”
Thank you so much MinShien!
12. Breakfast Fried Rice Recipes (Cooking for Keeps)
Fried rice for breakfast?
I am a huge fan of that!
So here is what Nicole says about her creation below: “This breakfast fried rice is packed with savory breakfast ingredients such as bacon, sausage and creamy scrambled eggs. Add to that a light soy sauce and you are in for a real treat. While its namesake is technically geared towards breakfast, I don’t need to say that this fried rice is perfect for lunch or dinner for course!”
Thank you so much for this delicious breakfast idea, Nicole!
13. Easy Classic Egg Fried Rice (Lost In Food)
Let me add another fried rice recipe from two fellow food bloggers.
I got to know Lesley and Michelle’s recipes on Twitter, and I retweet their gorgeous creation almost daily. Check out their amazing recipes website: Lost In Food. That is where I found their classic easy egg fried rice recipe.
Lesley and Michelle say: “Our classic egg fried rice recipe is a quick and easy dinner dish to prepare. It makes a tasty change to a bowl of leftover plain steamed or boiled rice from last night’s dinner. Despite its simplicity, fried rice often does not quite make the mark for us! That is what made me create this fried rice recipe.”
Thank you so much, Leslie and Michelle!
14. Chinese Special Fried Rice (Grantourismo)
Pork and prawns?
I am definitely in!
This Chinese style fried rice is a creation that I found on a travel website called Grantourismo that also has recipes! Terence Carter is the guy behind this next fried rice recipe.
Terence says: “This Chinese special fried rice uses up that leftover steamed rice that you put in the fridge after last night’s dinner. And why not add that char siu pork that ordered as well – maybe you cooked it yourself yesterday. It is flavorful, wholesome and filling, a true go-to recipe when I am looking for an easy and quick one pot dish to make for dinner.”
Thank you so much Terence, that sounds fantastic!
15. Mexican Fried Rice With Chaya and Ground Pork (Beyond Mere Sustenance)
Let’s give this Asian classic a South American twist.
So what do you think of this Mexican style fried rice below? Tamara from Beyond Mere Sustenance is the creator.
Let’s hear what she has to say about her fried rice version: “Chaya is also called Mexican tree spinach or Mayan spinach. I like to combine it with lean ground pork, black beans and Mexican herbs to make a special kind of fried rice. I love to garnish my Mexican fried rice with chaya and ground pork with cotija, fresh avocado and chopped cilantro. It makes a light and lively weeknight bowl of fried rice for dinner.”
Thank you so much Tamara!
16. Vegan Japanese Curry Fried Rice (Okonomikitchen)
Have you ever tasted Japanese curry?
I love it! You can find the Japanese curry paste at any Asian grocery store. And I happen to have some in my kitchen cupboard. Time to try out this next vegan Japanese curry fried rice from Lisa over at Okonomikitchen!
Food blogger Lisa says: “I am certain that many of you have already tried some type of curry flavored rice. Today I want to share with you another version that uses Japanese curry! This is a fried rice version that I grew up with and I love it. This is an excellent emergency dinner meal because of how simple and fast it is to make.”
Thank you so much Lisa!
17. Thai Coconut Curry Fried Rice (The Real Food Dietitians)
The Real Food Dietitians is a passion driven website of registered dietitian nutritionists Stacie Hassing and Jessica Beacom.
And that is where I found this Thai coconut fried rice!
Stacie and Jessica say: “This Thai style take on the classic Asian fried rice contains fluffy white rice with creamy coconut milk, savory curry spices and loads of fresh and crunchy vegetables. What a delicious veggie one pot dinner meal or side dish for grilled salmon, shrimp or leftover cooked chicken.”
Thank you so much Stacie and Jessica!
18. Shrimp Fried Rice (Blue Jean Chef)
I love shrimp.
So here is what Meredith says about it: “While egg is a classic ingredient in fried rice, you don’t necessarily have to add it. I agree that it is just a great way to increase the amount of protein in your meal and that surely helps if you have only a small amount of meat or shrimp to add to your fried rice. Eggs also make this shrimp fried rice a healthy budget meal.”
Thank you so much Meredith for this idea!
19. Turkey & Tiger Prawn Fried Rice Recipes (The Big Prawn Company)
And here is another one of my Twitter friends!
This is what the folks behind this recipe say: “Turn that leftover roast turkey into a magnificent boxing day dinner meal! Add tiger prawns to it and make our turkey and prawn fried rice recipes.”
Thank you so much for the inspiration!
20. Chinese Sausage Fried Rice (Casually Peckish)
Yes, this is the last one of fried rice recipes in my roundup…
Last but not least for sure!
Let’s see what Gen has to say about this recipe: “This Chinese sausage fried rice is the ultimate fried rice. It is cheap, cooked and plated up in less than 30 minutes and absolutely addictive. What a delicious dinner treat! Classic Chinese sausages or lap cheong are fragrant, cured thin sausages that add a bunch of flavor to any Asian stir fry!”
Thank you so much Gen!