Egg Fried Rice. Yummier than take out!

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on March 20, 2010

So many of you wrote in, facebooked and tweeted me to ask where I am and why I havent blogged in a while. I am so touched that so many of you care about this blog and I’m happy to say I’m back! Ive been travelling and just got back from a fantastic trip to India, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia (more about that in future posts!). I havent posted while traveling because I had zero drafts when I left..hows that for pre planning?! Now heres a fried rice recipe for you thats yummier than take out!

Make sure you use jasmine rice for this recipe, it will make your fried rice very fragrant. Also dont skip the maggi seasoning sauce, it adds depth and a lovely umami flavor to the fried rice. If you cant find maggi seasoning sauce, use mushroom flavored soy sauce.

Egg Fried Rice using Jasmine Rice: Recipe

serves about 3-4

2 cups Jasmine rice, uncooked
3 1/2 cups water
2 large eggs (for an eggless vegan version, use 1/2 cup fried or scrambled tofu)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 red chili slit lengthwise, optional
2 cups mixed vegetables, diced (I used carrots, beans, red pepper and sweet corn)
3 tablespoons light soy sace
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce (you may need to use more depending on how dark/strong the brand you are using is)
1/2 teaspoon maggi seasoning
1/4 teaspoon scant white pepper

Cook the 2 cups jasmine rice with 3 1/2 cups water in a rice cooker. When the rice is done, spread it out on a platter or large plate and let it cool completely (if im in a hurry, I put the rice in the fridge to cool). While the rice is cooling, scramble the eggs in a large wok and set the scrambled eggs aside and wipe the wok. Heat the same wok to high, add oil and the red chili if using. Add the mixed vegtables and cook sritting, on high heat, about 4 minutes. Now add 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce and cook another minute. Add the scrambled eggs, cooled rice, remaining light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, maggie seasoning and white pepper. Cook on high heat for about 3 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onions.

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1 shankari March 20, 2010 at 11:29 am

The colors are just fantastic. Is this one the dishes you learnt in the cooking class in Thailand?

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

Shankari, no I didnt actually learn this in Thailand. Its a recipe ive been making for a long time and decided to blog it :)

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2 Laavanya March 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

That looks awesome – I’m waiting for all the delicious vegetarian recipes u learnt in thailand :)

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3 Rosa March 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm

So pretty, colorful and delicious!

cheers,

Rosa

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4 Muskaan March 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Good to see you back…hope you had a wonderful vacation…fried rice looks yumm..

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5 Nithya March 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Wow.. looks so attractive and yummmm.. Awesome clicks as ever.

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6 Pavani March 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Welcome back.. Fried rice looks 200% better than take-out.. Have to look for maggi seasoning sauce..

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7 Dana March 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Nice to have you back, Sala! I’ve missed your beautiful posts. Can’t wait to hear about your amazing trip!

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8 Soma March 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Yummy Yummy Yummy, yummy for my tummy. This is the happy song my kids taught me:-) Our favorite homemade takeout! beautiful.

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9 lisaiscooking March 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Fried rice is my go-to comfort food when I’m having a busy week. Your version with jasmine rice sounds delicious! Can’t wait to hear about your travels.

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10 nags March 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm

and she’s back! with her beautiful pics :)

missed you around sala. and guess what? i had fried rice in the menu for today!

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11 Cassie March 20, 2010 at 11:29 pm

welcome back…. happy your back.. i have been waiting for some fabulous recipes.. this looks wonderful..

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12 Sonia March 20, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Good to see you back! :) Beautiful and colorful rice.

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13 Cooking Foodie March 21, 2010 at 2:04 am

Great recipe… and gorgeous pictures! Love the red of the chopsticks

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14 Ritesh March 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Those pics are a delight! And Jasmine rice is news to me..thanks! Great to know that u’ve been travelling. Wonder when I’ll be able to travel places…but I can look @ the pics for now. Please post ‘em soon.

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15 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets March 24, 2010 at 12:49 am

Fried rice has been a favorite of mine since childhood. Yours looks completely hearty and satisfying. Very glad to see you back, and can’t wait to hear about your wonderful travels!

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16 Padhu March 24, 2010 at 7:19 am

Fried rice looks yummy .Jasmine rice i s new to me .I have to mention that the pics are lovely

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17 K.N.Vinod March 24, 2010 at 1:42 pm

A very nice blog! Lovely pictures. Keep it up.

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18 nandini.p March 26, 2010 at 6:36 am

I love that bright red chopstick!! . Fried rice looks super yummy!. .

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19 Natasha April 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm

It looks SO GOOD and I definitely plan on making this recipe … *but* maggi seasoning is AWFUL for you, the second ingredient is MSG, which is a carcinogen. I will probably skip it completely, maybe add a bit of veggie bouillion powder to compensate. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

bouilion powder will be great instead of the maggi seasoning; mushroom flavored soy sauce will also be nice :)

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20 purnima March 6, 2011 at 6:31 am

hi ….
this is first time i ve visited ur blofg n i really liked the recipe i m gonna trey dis tommorrow 4 my bf .hope he likes it…

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21 Kat Dennis August 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Can’t wait to try this :)

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22 Lavanya Palaparthy September 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Loved the recipe!!! Too yummmm :)

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23 Sarah December 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Amazing recipe!!!

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24 kalyani January 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

made it and loved it.. one of the best egg fried recipes I had.
And I blogged about it :)
http://easyhappycooking.blogspot.com/2013/01/egg-fried-rice.html#

Thanks for the recipe!

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