10 Popular Fried Rice Recipes

From savory Chinese restaurant style fried rice, Japanese yakimeshi and Filipino garlic rice, these fried rice recipes are delicious and so easy to make at home. Follow the step-by-step instructions – or add your own touches and make it truly yours. Either way, these recipes are the perfect takeout fakeout!

Basic Fried Rice (Restaurant Style) Start here. Why? Because this is the recipe that most closely represents the classic Chinese buffet or takeout classic.

Filipino Garlic Rice (Sinangag) This Filipino garlic rice is infused with fragrant garlic oil and absolutely chock-full of crispy garlic chips.

Classic Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap) If you think fried rice sometimes comes across as a little meek in the flavor department, this will obliterate that notion. Kimchi bokkeumbap is a popular Korean dish made of leftover rice pan fried with kimchi.

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice You can chop the shrimp up and incorporate them into the fried rice – or pan fry whole shrimp and serve them on top. Confession: I do both.

Japanese Fried Rice – Yakimeshi I’m a sucker for the fried rice made at Japanese teppanyaki restaurants. There’s something hypnotic about watching your food come together on a grill top before your very eyes.

Omurice – Japanese Omelette Rice – オムライス Of all possible permutations of global fried rice recipes, this Japanese version reminds me of my childhood the most. Wait… ketchup? And the egg is on the outside? Yes and yes.

Breakfast Fried Rice Wondering how to turn breakfast sausages and eggs into the most delicious Asian comfort food of all? This is how.

Hong Kong-Style Western Fried Rice This is a mash up of Cantonese fried rice that just happens to feature very North American ketchup.

Easy Vegan Fried Rice This is a version of takeout vegetable fried rice – but I’m using brown rice instead. It runs higher on the health meter than the usual version.

Easy Chicken Fried Rice Do you have leftover chicken, some frozen peas, a couple garlic cloves – and maybe a carrot rolling around in the vegetable crisper? Well, you won’t need much more than that to make this Japanese tori chahan.

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