How to Make Fried Rice with a Twist


There are so many ways on how to make fried rice, but most of these recipes stick to the conventional ingredients such as eggs, basic vegetables, and diced meat. The following recipes shine from the rest because of their unique ingredients and catchy techniques to mix and match the components perfectly.

Special Egg Fried Rice

Egg fried rice is too common but when matched with unusual ingredients, it becomes more irresistible to eat. This recipe from Slimming World proves that egg pairs with anything, even strange-looking bean sprouts. It can serve four people after 30 minutes of preparation and cooking.

  • Ingredients

    You need a cooking spray, 350 grams of cooked long-grain rice, 200 grams of frozen peas, salt, ground black pepper, two lightly beaten eggs, three tablespoons of soy sauce, 400 grams of rinsed bean sprouts, and six spring onions (finely diced).

  • Procedure

    First, apply cooking spray all over a big skillet or frying pan. Then, start making it warm in high heat. As soon as the pan releases smoke, stir-fry the cooked rice for three minutes. Afterwards, stir-fry the peas together with the rice for five minutes. Make sure to season everything well.

    Next, add the eggs and stir-fry for one minute to mix them well with the rice. Add soy sauce, bean sprouts and some of the spring onions. Stir-fry again until the eggs solidify into typical clumps. Garnish with another batch of spring onions. Serve warm.

Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n Vegan Fried Rice

Let’s take it up a notch with more ingredients and techniques. Babble’s fried rice recipe guarantees a hearty meal for the whole family.

  • Ingredients

    To complete this recipe, prepare three cups of cooked rice, two to three tablespoons of safflower oil, one bag of Gardein Crispy Mandarin Orange Chick’n, 1/4 cup of chopped white onion, two teaspoons of soy sauce, two tablespoons of orange juice, a half teaspoon of orange zest, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, a half cup of chopped cilantro, two tablespoons of cashews, and mandarin orange slices for garnish.

  • Procedure

    The first thing you need to do is put some of the safflower oil in a preheated sauté pan. Add the Gardein chick’n and cook it based on the bag’s instructions. After cooking, put the chick’n and its sauce in a bowl without turning off the heat. Set it aside. Then, pour the remaining oil into the pan. Immediately add the rice, chopped onion, cashews, soy sauce, orange juice, orange zest, garlic powder, and a small amount of cilantro. Sauté them all over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes.

    Turn the heat higher to cook the crispy chick’n and its sauce for the second time. Fold these ingredients into the rice until everything goes sizzling hot. Serve warm with chopped cilantro as garnish. Sprinkle pepper.

Chicken Sriracha Fried Rice

Sriracha sauce is the star of this recipe from Seasaltwithfood. This fried rice dish will surely fill your mouth with strong flavors. It is perfect for people who are looking for an exciting new way to cook fried rice. The following ingredients will serve four hungry individuals.

  • Ingredients

    Prepare three and a half tablespoons of peanut oil, two pieces of chicken breasts without skin and bones (cubed), a half teaspoon of red chili pepper flakes, one tablespoon of minced ginger, three cloves of garlic (chopped), four eggs, six cups of cooked rice, one and a half cup of thawed and drained frozen vegetables such as corn, beans, peas and carrots, two tablespoons of light soy sauce, one tablespoon of dark soy sauce, three to four tablespoons of Sriracha, sea salt, ground white pepper, and four scallions (chopped).

  • Procedure

    To start off, cook some of the peanut oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Then, fry the chicken together with chili flakes. Cook until the meat has a light golden color. Afterwards, set the chicken aside. As the pan continues to heat up, pour the remaining oil. Fry the ginger and garlic until both produce a fragrant smell. Next, crack the eggs over the pan. Let them set before gently stirring all the contents in the pan.

    Add rice and stir it in the mix. Ensure that it will be coated by cooked egg lumps. Together with the rice, mix the vegetables and cooked meat. Stir well before mixing the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and Sriracha. Mix everything. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with scallions. Serve warm.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Closet Cooking twists fried rice to another level of strange ingredients yet effective combination of flavors. Get ready to impress four people with this recipe.

  • Ingredients

    Make sure to have one tablespoon of oil, two shallots (sliced), three cloves of garlic (chopped), one red chili (chopped), one red pepper (diced), one lightly beaten egg, three tablespoons of chicken stock, three tablespoons of soy sauce, one tablespoon of curry powder, one teaspoon of sugar, a half cup of roasted cashews, three cups of cooked rice, one cup of bite-sized pineapple slices, a half-pound of shrimp, 1/4 cup of peas, 1/4 cup of raisins, two green onions (sliced), and 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro.

  • Procedure

    Start by heating oil in a pan. Stir-fry shallots, garlic, chili, and pepper until fragrant.  Add egg into the mix. Stir-fry everything for one minute. Then, add chicken stock, soy sauce, curry powder, and sugar. Stir-fry again. Add cashews before stir-frying for another 30 seconds.

    Finally, add rice and make sure that it does not have clumps in the pan. Stir-fry for three to five minutes until everything mixes well together. For the final ingredients, add pineapple, shrimp, peas, and raisins. Stir-fry for the last time. Garnish with green onions and cilantro. Serve warm.


A few special ingredients can make one simple dish unique in many ways. Some people may be contented with ordinary fried rice, but there is no harm in experimenting different recipes to put some punch into such a common dish. Bean sprouts, orange, Sriracha sauce, and pineapple are some ingredients that go well with fried rice as long as they effectively mix with other components. Again, experiment like a scientist inside the kitchen to know how to make fried rice with a twist.

In order to cook rice perfectly, use one of the best rice cookers in today’s market. For more recipes, check out how to make a perfect omelettehow to cook pheasant and make the best burger.