This simple yet delicious egg fried rice recipe has been in my repertoire ever since I moved out of home and became budget conscious student. It is a great way to use up any leftover rice and get healthy meals out of, without spending too much time in the kitchen.
Know who else loves Egg fried rice? Kids! This makes a great lunch box addition if your child is after something other than ham and cheese sanga.
I am sure many have seen different variants for this recipe. However, after many tried and tested efforts making this dish, I have now stick to this particular recipe, which is a personal favourite. Since it is such a simple dish, to make this dish a taste more than its two dimensional nature (rice + egg), I made sure to add ingredients with strong ‘personality’; such as minced garlic and generous amount of fish sauce. That with a bit of heat (or ‘Wok Hei’ in Cantonese), as a result; the humble egg fried rice tastes much fancier than normal.
Budget Friendly Meal
The egg fried rice is a budget friendly dish, costing $0.55 for 2 generous servings. Plus, if you have leftover rice handy, the time it takes to prepare and cook this dish is no more than 15 minutes. Which is why this dish is still being prepared at home, long after I have graduated. It is a perfect option if you are after a nice light lunch.
Tips to Avoid Gluggy Fried Rice
- Use cold rice. Rice doesn’t have to be day old. No leftover rice? No stress! Cook your rice, wait for it to cool to room temperature and further cool the rice in the freezer for 20 minutes prior to frying.
- Use room temperature eggs, cold eggs take longer to cook, which means it will stick to rice more and create messy – eggy glugginess. Worse if when you mix messy eggs with gluggy rice, you will end up with gluggy mess.
- Fry your rice them on high heat and don’t stir the rice too much.
Egg Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng Telur)
- 2 cups Rice
- Cooking oil
- 1 tbsp Fish sauce
- 2 Large Eggs mixed
- 1 tsp Soy Sauce
- A pinch of salt
- A dash of black pepper
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- Spring onions Garnish
- Add oil in a hot pan
- add garlic and stir
- add rice
- add fish sauce
- add soy sauce
- break two eggs and mix together a dash of salt and pepper
- create a well within rice for the eggs
- add egg mixture
- slowly stir egg until it began to scrambled
- once eggs are almost cooked, mix it well with the rice
- add salt and pepper
- add sesame oil
- garnish with spring onions
- If you want your rice to have additional flavours, try adding some chicken salt on it. Dellliscious!
- Just make sure if you do add chicken salt, you half the amount of soy sauce and fish sauce added.
- When to add egg in Fried rice ? Well, 3/4 into frying. Any earlier, your eggs will be over cooked and brown up, loosing the vibrant yellowness you always see from your usual take out joint.