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Egg Fried Rice

From Tilda Kitchen

  • 31 - 60 Minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Want to learn how to make egg fried rice? Cooked rice stir fried (leftovers from the night before!) with eggs, spring onion and a touch of 5 spice. Serves 3-4 as a side dish.




  • 150g Tilda Pure Basmati
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tbsp Chinese stir fry oil – or oil of your choice
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated
  • 1 tsp Light soy sauce
  • Pinch five spice powder
  • A few chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Oil for frying



  1. Cook the rice for 10mins, drain and cool immediately

  2. Scramble the eggs with the stir fry oil in a pan, season well and keep to one side

  3. Lightly fry the spring onions in a little oil, add the ginger

  4. Add the cooked rice to the pan and heat through

  5. Add the five spice powder and soy sauce, add more to taste if needed

  6. Stir through the scrambled egg and the chives

Can you reheat egg fried rice?

Yes, you can reheat egg fried rice. Ensure that it is heated thoroughly, by either using a hob and saucepan or in the microwave, stirring occasionally to distribute the heat evenly.

Is egg fried rice healthy?

Egg fried rice can be a healthy dish when prepared with nutritious ingredients such as vegetables, lean protein, and whole-grain rice. However, it can also be high in calories and unhealthy fats if cooked with excessive oil or added unhealthy ingredients. It’s best to control portion sizes and use healthy cooking methods to make it a healthier option.

Can you freeze egg fried rice?

Yes, you can freeze egg fried rice. Allow it to cool completely before storing it in airtight containers or freezer bags. It can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the fridge and reheat thoroughly before consuming.

What to eat with egg fried rice?

Egg fried rice can be enjoyed as a standalone dish or paired as a side dish with a variety of main meals. It goes well with stir-fried vegetables, grilled or stir-fried meat or seafood, spring rolls or even a simple side salad.

How long does egg fried rice last in the fridge?

Properly stored, egg fried rice can last for up to 2 days in the fridge. Make sure to refrigerate it promptly in a sealed container to maintain its freshness.

Is egg fried rice gluten-free?

Egg fried rice can be gluten-free if prepared with gluten-free soy sauce or tamari. However, it’s important to check the ingredients of any sauces or seasonings used to ensure they don’t contain any gluten.

What rice for egg fried rice?

Egg fried rice is more commonly made using long-grain rice, such as jasmine rice or basmati rice. These types of rice have a fluffy texture and are perfect for absorbing the amazing flavours of the dish.

Can you eat egg fried rice cold?

While egg fried rice is typically served hot, it can be eaten cold if desired. However, the taste and texture of your egg fried rice may differ when eaten cold compared to when it’s freshly cooked or reheated.

Can you make egg fried rice with basmati?

Yes, you can make egg fried rice with basmati rice. Basmati rice will add a fragrant and slightly nutty flavour to your dish. It’s a popular choice for those who prefer a lighter and less sticky texture in their fried rice.