A bowl serving egg fried rice

Egg fried rice

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Don't call the Chinese takeaway – make your own egg fried rice. Use leftover rice, or cook and dry it on a plate before using so it doesn't stick to the wok

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal387
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 250g long grain rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 eggs, beaten



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

  • 2 spring onions, sliced, to serve
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Cook the rice following pack instructions, then drain, spread it out to steam-dry and set aside.

  2. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a large wok over a high heat, then add the onion and fry until lightly browned, around 5 mins. Add the rice, stir and toast for about 3 mins, then move to the side of the pan.

  3. Add the remaining oil, then tip in the egg mixture. Leave to cook a little, then mix in with the rice – stir vigorously to coat the grains or, if you prefer the egg chunkier, allow to set for a little longer before breaking up and stirring through. Tip into a serving bowl and scatter over the spring onion to serve.

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1st Jul, 2019
I left out the onions and added garlic and red chillies to the oil before I started to fry the rice. I also added sesame oil to the eggs(highly recommend). I also added peas and prawns (pre-cooked) and it was delicious!
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Chris Day
11th Jan, 2019
Where’d you think a Chinese restaurant is “laying out to steam dry all their rice” how common is onion in egg fried rice!!! Stupid non authentic, even if it’s nice.
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Jonathan McStravick
7th Sep, 2018
17th Jul, 2018
Good, quick easy recipe, i used uncle bens microwave rice, next time i will use one less egg (i use large eggs) and add some salt To bring out more flavour
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Amira Nature Foods
8th Sep, 2019
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