Fried Rice Recipes

Transform leftover rice into an easy dish your family will love with dozens of fried rice recipes from Allrecipes, including shrimp fried rice, chicken fried rice, and more.

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Instant Pot® Chicken Fried Rice

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Traditional chicken fried rice cooks faster in your electric pressure cooker. This Instant Pot® method gives you a fluffy and flavorful meal, but eliminates the need to start with already-cooked rice. You can have a wholesome version of your takeout favorite in about the same time it would take for it to be delivered to your door.

Nina's Filipino Fried Rice

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This is a delicious take on fried rice straight out of the Philippines. Bacon makes this dish crispy and oh, so good!

Fried Rice with Tofu

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I make this fried rice recipe with tofu all the time, as we always seem to have leftover cooked rice. You can add other vegetables or leftover cooked chicken as well. Make sure you have all your ingredients prepared by the time you start cooking!

Thai Fried Rice

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This Thai fried rice is called American fried rice (Khao Pad American) in Thailand, because it uses ingredients that are considered American, like ketchup and bacon. It is very popular in Thailand and easy to make. All ingredients should be prepped in advance cause once you start frying the rice, it goes fast. If people are really hungry, you can serve a fried egg on top of the fried rice.

Japanese Shrimp Fried Rice with Yum Yum Sauce

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Best shrimp fried rice I've ever made or had! The yum yum sauce tastes better if made the day before, so the flavors can marry.

Vegan Korean Kimchi Fried Rice

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This is one of my favorite vegan recipes to use leftover jasmine rice. The key to Korean fried rice is to use one-day-old, leftover rice; freshly cooked rice causes the fried rice to be sticky and soggy in texture. I usually present this dish on a square plate. Garnish with green onions, cherry tomatoes, sesame seeds, and cilantro to bring color and provide an extra visual of texture and crunch.

Take Out-Style Fried Rice

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This is a yummy recipe for fried rice.

Perfect Thai Fried Rice With Marinated Chicken

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A perfect Thai-style fried rice. Easy and simple with great cilantro and garlic flavors. Serve with fresh cucumber and lime wedges, topped with cilantro and chile fish sauce.

Fried Rice Restaurant Style

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A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.

Pork Fried Rice

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This is my revised version of another pork fried rice recipe. I often substitute chicken for pork, and it doesn't change anything. I have used both basmati rice and long-grain rice which gives the dish only a slight flavor difference. I have also added celery in the past with good outcomes. Enjoy.

Quick Pork Fried Rice

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A few leftovers and bits from the fridge turn into a great dinner in less than 45 minutes! If I have a leftover grilled pork chop or the tail of a roast, I freeze it until I have enough for this dish. You can also use chicken and substitute some of the veggies for bits you are cleaning up from the fridge. Serve with sweet Thai chili sauce on the side.

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice II

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Chicken, rice, soy sauce and shredded egg stir fried together. This is a very simple recipe. It is easy, but tasty! Note: Never use rice that you have just cooked.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pork Fried Rice

"It was awesome! I doubled the recipe. My husband asked why we don't make it all the time." – Tracy S

Shrimp Fried Rice

"This was my first attempt at shrimp fried rice. Outstanding, in my book!" – popeye

Chappy's Garlic Fried Rice

Rating: Unrated

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