Oriental egg fried rice

Oriental egg fried rice

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Prep: 20 mins - 30 mins


Serves 4
Sara Buenfeld’s fast and easy fried rice makes for a delicious Chinese supper

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  • a mugful of American long grain rice
  • a cupful of frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

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  • 2 back bacon rashers, roughly chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 heaped tsp Chinese five-spice powder


  1. Fill a roomy saucepan with water, bring to the boil and tip in a heaped teaspoon of salt - the water will bubble furiously. Pour in the rice, stir once and return to the boil, then turn the heat down a little so that the water is boiling steadily, but not vigorously.

  2. Boil uncovered, without stirring (this makes for sticky rice) for 10 minutes. After 8 minutes, throw in the frozen peas, boil for 2 minutes and drain (don’t rinse).

  3. Heat the sunflower oil in a wok and stir fry the bacon for 3-4 minutes until crisp. Tip in the red pepper and the garlic cloves and stir fry for 2 minutes.

  4. Beat the eggs, pour into the pan and stir fry until the egg just sets. Toss in the Chinese 5-spice

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Comments (33)

Mazi's picture

Nice handy side, omitted the peppers & used pancetta instead of the bacon ( same thing really), very tasty!

glennsharpe's picture

Really enjoyed this last night, I will be making again. The recipe is missing a section but if you read the comments below you'll have no problem with it

foresterf's picture

Doesn't anyone proof read or test these ?

Terribly written and inaccurate.

Joana S's picture

Delicious! I have changed slightly the recipe because of the ingredients I had in the fridge.. But I loved it!
Here is what I changed: I've added one full red chilly, 200g of bacon instead of 2 rashers, 1 spring onion and 4 eggs instead of 2. Nom nom nom!

alf_skinner's picture

Incomplete recipe

danjconroy's picture

I found the list of ingredients perfect to make a great egg fried rice! Add the rice 1-2 mins after the red pepper and garlic. To make a one bowl meal add thin strips of beef or chicken (dusted in cornflour, salt & pepper and five spice) at the same time as the bacon.

glennsharpe's picture

I followed your advice with the timing and the chicken, minus the bacon and come out well, cheers

calabonzo's picture

This recipe irritates me somewhat. It isn't properly written, in that it's instructions are incomplete, and also, there is clearly spring onion in the pic, but no mention of it in the ingredient list. Sorry, I am a food weriter myself and this is about as annoying as no tin sizes being mentioned in a cake recipe.

dishymummy's picture

We made this to complement the Crispy Chilli Beef recipe from this website. We used chorizo instead of bacon as that was to hand.
The beef was very flavoursome with a strong sauce so cannot really say what the rice tasted like on it's own but I would make this again.

stanno69's picture

I agree with Franks Food. When do we add the boiled rice

crystal-lynn's picture

Really enjoyed this first time I've cooked something like this I took away the peas and added a yellow pepper and some spring onions to add more colour I added the rice after the peppers the added the eggs and after the spices added soy sause this tased nice and my partner 3 boys and brother in law really enjoyed it aswell and my youngest son hardly eats this stuff he loves his sausage rolls so to see him eat this was amazing really should try this will make again x

wakkydude's picture

Came out wonderfully.

mrallankey's picture

I guess adding the rice part if left to interpretation! I added it to the pan once the bacon had crisped and fried it for a few minutes before adding the egg. I also fried up some mushrooms and added them to the mix. A bit bland but add some soy sauce to the finished article and your taste buds will be buzzing

donnavosper's picture

have made this a few times, but today i started it and realised i had no bacon or chicken so used cooked and peeled prawns instead, believe me its good, i add the rice at the end and just mix it all together, i cook this with hoisin pork chops

altchroskie's picture

What is the calorie count in this recipe as I want to try it but am currently calorie counting?

valeriebott's picture

Family loved it went well with Stciky lemon Chicken

frankthebreadman's picture

I cannot find any mention of adding the boiled rice and peas to the wok! am I missing something here or just not following the instructions close enough?

rhianthomas1984's picture

This was lovely! It was so easy, quick and very tasty. I added the rice to the wok after stir frying the bacon, red pepper and garlic, gave it a quick stir and then added the egg. The rice started to stick to the bottom slightly, but I kept mixing it and it was fine. I served it with chicken and it was eaten almost instantly. Definitely one to make again.

chefdicko's picture

i put the rice in the wok just after the chinese 5 seasons seemed to work well a little soya sause seemed to stop it from being to dry

chefdicko's picture

very nice and very easy will make again but with added chicken next time


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danjconroy's picture

Add the rice once the red pepper and garlic have been fried for 1-2 mins (don't burn the garlic or it will taste bitter). Fry for a minute or so, long enough for the oil etc to coat the rice. Then add the egg. 2 mins later when finished? sprinkle the five spice and add some soy sauce. Mix well before serving.