Garlic, onions, and soy sauce with a touch of chili pepper to add interest and a little heat to plain white rice.

Hugh

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion, garlic, and chile pepper in hot butter until fragrant and lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir cooked rice, egg, soy sauce, and sesame oil into onion mixture. Cook and stir until egg is cooked through and rice is coated and heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use hot or mild chiles and adjust the measurement according to your taste. Garnish with additional chili slices so that your guests can add a little heat for themselves if they desire. If you are sensitive to salt, reduce the amount of soy sauce.

If you want to make this a main dish just double the recipe and add some cooked chopped chicken, pork, beef or favorite seafood to the cooking step. Shrimp can be added to the cooking step raw since they only take a few minutes to cook but make sure the shrimp is cooked through before serving.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 39.8g 13% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 49.2mg 16% DV; sodium 482.5mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2014
We added jalapeños instead of chili peppers. Next time we will add more peppers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/08/2016
This was disappointing. Most rice recipes with eggs have you first scramble them and then add it to the rice. Mixing the egg in while raw resulted in a mush that most of my family found very unpleasant. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2014
We added jalapeños instead of chili peppers. Next time we will add more peppers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2014
This was a nice basic recipe...I did add some frozen thawed peas and carrots b/c I love them in fried rice. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2013
Pretty good Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2016
This was disappointing. Most rice recipes with eggs have you first scramble them and then add it to the rice. Mixing the egg in while raw resulted in a mush that most of my family found very unpleasant. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2019
Well, I almost always give 5 stars, but this recipe was disappointing. A tablespoon of sesame oil is way too much. I used 1/2 teaspoon. The eggs need to be scrambled first, then added back at the very end. The rice should be cooked the day before and added cold. Basmati rice is really good. I used a pinch of red pepper flakes, increased the garlic, added grated carrot and sliced fresh sugar snap peas. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2020
I messed up and used 2 eggs, but it still came out great. Tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2020
This is a good guide to make fried rice at home. I made it with instant rice. You just have to adjust the amount of water to do that. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2020
I added peas and used a healthier alternative soy sauce. It was delicious!! Read More