Fried rice is one of the most versatile dishes!
There are so many reasons why we love fried rice. From the delicious aromas that fill our kitchen to the satisfaction that comes from making a fluffy, mouthwatering bowl of rice, there’s no denying that fried rice is one of the most popular side dishes in any Asian home.
Fried rice is a dish with endless possibilities. No matter how often you eat it or how well you know its ins and outs, there’s no way to predict what your next bite of fried rice will bring. Some days, you may find yourself craving something light and healthy like spinach or bok choy fried with sesame oil and garlic; other days, this classic combination with white rice is going to hit the spot.
You can create a delicious meal with fried rice by incorporating chicken, beef, shrimp, vegetables, and even tofu for a protein-packed dish. You don’t have to stick to white rice either! To take your fried rice from good to great, try adding a variety of grains like quinoa or millet. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to go wild with your cooking skills, try making fried rice with different flavours. Instead of using just soy sauce as your salty flavour profile, add in some sriracha for added spice that will leave you craving more.
You may also want to use leftovers! Fried rice benefits from all kinds of ingredients left over from the fridge so that you can mould them into something new. You could mix in leftover egg whites and oatmeal for a lighter version of the traditional dish or add in some canned tuna for an exciting twist on tradition.