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Best fried rice recipes for all occasions

A comfort food that makes the most of leftover ingredients; or a special, sophisticated dish in its own right. A fried rice recipe can do it all.
One pan Fried rice with crab, egg and cucumber in cast iron wok with wooden-handle serving spoonChris Court (main)

The best fried rice recipes make use of whatever’s left in your fridge – some cold, cooked rice is a good start, as is whatever meat, seafood or vegetables you have kicking around. According to Flower Drum’s executive chef Anthony Lui, the secret to his Yangzhou fried rice with peas is wok hei, the smoky aroma from a hot wok on high heat that’s a hallmark of Chinese cooking.

Don’t miss the two fried rice recipes by Kylie Kwong, or the luxurious versions with spanner crab by Lee Ho Fook and Andrew McConnell. There’s a Cambodian-style dried shrimp fried rice recipe, a khao pad naem (Thai fried rice with pork sausages), nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice) with snake bean relish, and Tony Tan’s Cantonese-style chicken fried rice recipe. Plus, an easy fried rice that happens to be vegetarian-friendly and how to make a simple egg fried rice recipe with crab and cucumber.

We love fried rice for quick, easy dinner ideas as much as we do when part of a celebratory banquet. Just make sure you have your Asian pantry staples on hand (sesame oil, soy sauce, and crunchy chilli oil are non-negotiables).

These are our best fried rice recipes.

Broccoli and cauliflower Peruvian fried rice

Pineapple rice (Bo luo fun)

Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Louis Tikaram’s fried rice of shiitake, salted radish and peas

Kingdom of Rice’s fried rice with dried shrimp

Yangzhou fried rice

Nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice) with snake bean relish

Tony Tan’s Cantonese fried rice with chicken, salted fish and bean sprouts

10 William St’s anchovy fried rice

Kylie Kwong's Christmas fried rice

Kylie Kwong’s Christmas fried rice

Fried rice with green peppercorns and garlic shoots

Fried rice with green peppercorns and garlic shoots

Macanese fried rice with cod

Macanese fried rice with cod

EP & LP’s egg and vegetable fried rice

Chilli fried rice with Chinese roast duck and lychees

Rae’s on Watego’s fried rice with prawns, pineapple, green onion and coriander

Fujian-style scallop and spanner crab fried rice

Lee Ho Fook’s Fujian-style scallop and spanner crab fried rice

Andrew McConnell: Fried rice

Andrew McConnell’s fried rice with spanner crab

Kylie Kwong’s XO fried rice

Fried rice with crab, egg and cucumber

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