Fried Rice Made Easy

Cooking How-To, Dinner, Quick & Easy
on October 26, 2012
Drizzling sesame oil on Leek Fried Rice
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn

Easy, versatile fried rice makes a perfect meal for busy weeks. If you have an overload of leftover meat, seafood, or vegetables, this is a perfect use. The crispy fragrant rice featured here, combined with creamy, runny egg yolk, makes for an amazing combination.

Step-by-step to great fried rice:

1. Always use really dry rice. Day-old rice is best. If your rice is wet, spread it on a cookie sheet and dry it in a 250F oven or toast in the wok over low heat.

2. Fry ginger in the wok for a crispy topping. Make the fried rice in the same oil.

3. Fry eggs in a skillet.

4. Place eggs on top of rice, and sprinkle with tomato and green onions. Drizzle with sesame oil for flavor.