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

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 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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Mazi's picture
27th Feb, 2016
Nice handy side, omitted the peppers & used pancetta instead of the bacon ( same thing really), very tasty!
glennsharpe's picture
11th Dec, 2015
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
10th Dec, 2015
Doesn't anyone proof read or test these ? Terribly written and inaccurate.
Joana S
29th Sep, 2015
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!
26th Jul, 2015
Incomplete recipe
8th Jul, 2014
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
11th Dec, 2015
I followed your advice with the timing and the chicken, minus the bacon and come out well, cheers
18th Apr, 2013
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.
7th Apr, 2013
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
15th Dec, 2012
I agree with Franks Food. When do we add the boiled rice


Janec3's picture
23rd Oct, 2019
Can I make this using wholegrain rice?
goodfoodteam's picture
26th Oct, 2019
Thanks for your question. To ensure timings are accurate and for texture, we would suggest using long grain American rice. However if you're keen to use a wholegrain alternative. Cook the rice according to the pack instructions and two minutes before the end of cooking time, add the peas and continue as above.
19th May, 2018
How can I avoid soggy and mushy rice when I cook it?
goodfoodteam's picture
21st May, 2018
Thanks for your question. For this recipe we'd suggest cooking as above. For tips on how to cook rice generally, take a look at the following: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/veggiestan-how-cook-rice
8th Jul, 2014
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.
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