Fried rice is one of those dishes that are absolutely wonderful because they can be both a side dish or a hearty main dish and the best part is, you can customize them and tweak them anyway you like! Here are a few of my favorite fried rice dishes that I love to cozy up to when I am looking for a one-bowl meal.
Kimchi Fried Rice with Spam
Kimchi fried rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap) is the ultimate fried rice dish to make at home when you’re short on time but don’t want to compromise on flavor! It’s a delicious and easy 30-minute recipe that you can make at home using simple ingredients such as kimchi, spam, and leftover rice with a fried egg on top.
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Spam Fried Rice
This flavorful, easy spam fried rice recipe is incredibly delicious and simple to put together. It makes a wonderful quick one bowl cozy dinner when you're short on time.
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Cumin Beef Fried Rice Recipe
This beef fried rice recipe is the perfect one-bowl meal that combines ground beef, leftover rice, and the warmth of cumin for the perfect meal! It’s faster than takeout and only takes 15 minutes to make this from scratch. This fried rice tastes incredible and goes with just about everything.
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Easy Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)
This quick and easy Filipino garlic fried rice recipe (sinangag) uses only few ingredients and is a must have in every meal. The buttery, garlicky and salty flavors in this garlic fried rice go with any meal you make and it's so simple you'll never serve plain rice again!
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Turkey Thai Basil Fried Rice
This Thai Basil Fried Rice recipe brings a dynamic twist to the traditionalThai basil chicken by swapping chicken with ground turkey and combined with everything we love about fried rice. The turkey is marinated in a simple sauce for the tastiest fried rice dish you’ve ever had.
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Easy Egg Fried Rice
This quick and easy Chinese egg fried rice features fluffy scrambled eggs that perfectly coat each grain of rice for the tastiest fried rice you’ve ever had! My recipe will give you authentic flavors easily at home in under 15 minutes!
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PF Chang’s Fried Rice – Copycat Recipe
PF Chang’s fried rice is so good but it isn’t always convenient to go there when you crave your fried rice recipe fix. For that reason, a copycat recipe for homemade fried rice is well worth knowing. It’s a mouth-watering blend of rice, fresh veggies and a rich, sweet Chinese-inspired sauce which makes it irresistible.
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Healthy Pork Fried Rice Recipe
The essence of this dish lies in its versatility. This is really a “left-over” dish. So save yourself some work and wait until you have some cold, cooked pork and brown rice in the fridge that you need to use up. This recipe is perfect for that occasion.
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Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice
Who loves fried rice and seafood? If this is you, you're going to love the flavors of this Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice! It's not only fast and simple to make, but it's ready to enjoy in just 10 minutes!
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Chofan (Dominican Chow Fan Fried Rice)
Chofan (Dominican fried rice or Chow fan) is just one example of the Chinese-Dominican community's influence in our cuisine. A humble, flavorful, inexpensive dish, it can be found anywhere from Calle Duarte in Santo Domingo Chinatown to remote Dominican towns.
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Easy Ham Fried Rice
This easy ham fried rice recipe is made with leftover apricot glazed ham, which helps it come together really quickly. The ham fried rice ingredients are pretty basic, but if you don’t have the leftover apricot glazed ham, you can use thick-cut deli ham instead.
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Thai Curry Fried Rice with Broccoli and Mushrooms
Skip the takeout thai food and make this Thai Curry Fried Rice recipe - an easy meal you can make at home in just 15 minutes (prep included!)! With subtle authentic Thai flavors from fish sauce, Thai curry paste, cashew nuts, lime and cilantro and the option to kick up the spice a notch with some Sriracha sauce.
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Potato Fried Rice
Stir together scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, charred potato, and rice to make this satisfying one-pan meal that tastes way better than takeout!
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Thai Style Crab Fried Rice
For something ultra-delicious in minutes, try this crab fried rice for a one-pan meal that is bursting with delicate seafood flavor!
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Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage
Tomato fried rice with sausage has a rich tomato base that is slightly sweet and goes great with the sausage and rice.
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Jambalaya Fried Rice
This Jambalaya fried rice uses cajun spices, smoked sausage, and okra to create a fusion rendition of a classic dish in 30 minutes.
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Mushroom Fried Rice
Mushroom fried rice is a super quick and satisfying side that can be served as a light main dish as well. Assorted mushrooms are seared and stir fried with crispy rice and brought together with a savory and aromatic sauce.
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