This recipe is part of the “Chinese-Inspired” birthday party menu from Brie‘s birthday bash.

I may have served this dish at a special occasion dinner, but it makes it to the table here at least twice a month…usually more.


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It’s one of my go-to foods partially because it’s so easy and partially because it just tastes so darn good.

Fried rice is actually incredibly versatile – I add Chinese sausage or bacon or leftover steak or shredded chicken or whatever else I have on hand to round things out and make for a more filling meal.

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You can find the original recipe HERE. I’ve changed it up quite a bit below, and it’s become one of my boyfriend’s favorite homemade meals.

Want more protein, but fewer calories than steak or chicken? Cook up a half a cup of egg whites, chop, and add in with the rest of the egg mixture when the recipe calls for it. It tastes great and is quite filling.

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Egg Fried Rice
 
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Quick and easy, this egg fried rice is as filling as it is tasty.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese Fusion
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 4 tablespoons squeeze bottle garlic
  • 3 tablespoons squeeze bottle ginger
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili oil
  • 1 teaspon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped green onions (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • Black pepper
Instructions
  1. - Put rice with 4 cups of water into a rice cooker and set to "white rice."
  2. - Once rice is ready, heat hot chili oil in large pan.
  3. - Fry 4 eggs in hot chili oil, then remove from heat.
  4. - Roughly chop eggs and set aside.
  5. - Heat olive oil over medium heat and add in red pepper flakes, ginger, and garlic. Let cook for 2 minutes.
  6. - Stir in rice, eggs, green onions, soy sauce, Sriracha and hoisin until evenly coated (at this point add in up to two cups of any extra pre-cooked meat and/or veggies you'd like!)
  7. - Cook for 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  8. - Remove from heat, drizzle sesame oil over the top, then sprinkle with black pepper and sesame seeds.
  9. - Serve.
  10. - Enjoy!

 

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Wanna check out the rest of the Chinese-inspired menu? Try one of these!

 

 

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