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The 25 best fried rice recipes to make your heart skip a beat

However you take your fried rice, we’re here for it.

The 25 best fried rice recipes to make your heart skip a beat

It’s one of my favourite things in the world… fried rice. Comforting and satisfying, there’s nothing quite like it to bring on the feel-good vibes. Whether you prefer yours with some simple egg scrambled through it or packed full of virtuous veg, these are my very best fried rice recipes to work your way through, one bowl at a time. Fire up your wok: let’s do this…

25 best fried rice recipes

Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice

This classic Chinese restaurant style fried rice is one of my most-popular Marion’s Kitchen recipes – one mouthful and you’ll know why. The secret is all in the prep: use precooked rice for the best results, while leftover char siu pork is the perfect flavour burst.

Garlic Butter Fried Rice

Garlic Butter Fried Rice

Garlic, butter, eggs… and cheese? Yep, you heard me – it’s an unusual addition to a fried rice recipe, but boy does it taste good!

Salt & Pepper Prawn Fried Rice

Salt & Pepper Prawn Fried Rice

A true love story: fried rice, getting up close with fragrant, peppery prawns.

Superfood fried rice

Superfood fried rice

Feeling in need of some greens? This healthier fried rice is packed full of lean protein, green vegetables and grains. And it’s as delicious as it is virtuous. The perfect pick-me-up when I’m feeling slightly under the weather.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

This Thai street food specialty, with its cheery pineapple bowl, always reminds me of beach holidays. Making the bowl itself is fiddly but fun, then pile in the stir-fried bacon, prawns, cashews, egg and rice and top with fresh coriander.

Thai Crab Fried Rice

Thai Crab Fried Rice

Chilli fish sauce (prik nam pla) is the perfect accompaniment for this delicious and easy fried rice with delicate crab meat. Using precooked rice is best, and means that you can have this meal on the table in less than 20 minutes.

Thai Red Curry Fried Rice

Thai Red Curry Fried Rice

This fried rice is full of spicy, Thai red curry flavours – what a perfect pairing! And, because it makes use of my Marion’s Kitchen curry kit, it takes mere minutes to cook come dinnertime. Perfect for when you’re in a hurry during those busy weeknights.

Chicken & Carrot Confetti Fried Rice

Chicken & Carrot Confetti Fried Rice

This kid-friendly fried rice is a big hit with littlies and gown-ups alike – it’s packed full of veggies, has zero spice (although you can add yours after you serve the little ones) and has fun egg ‘noodles’ on top. Both the young and the young-at-heart will love this total crowd-pleaser.

Spicy Chicken & Basil Fried Rice

Spicy Chicken & Basil Fried Rice

This spicy fried rice is full-on fiery, which I am so here for. It’s a combination of that gorgeous Thai stir-fry pad gaprow paired with delicious savoury rice… and it totally packs a hot punch! Ease up on the chillies if needed to suit (and save) your tastebuds.

Japanese Garlic Fried Rice

Japanese Garlic Fried Rice

The secret ingredient makes this Japanese fried rice unlike anything else I’ve ever done… but wow, is it good. Buttery, garlicky, egg accents and that little something extra add up to a great-tasting, standout rice dish. One of my best fried rice recipes, for sure!

Thai ‘Railway’ Fried Rice

Thai ‘Railway’ Fried Rice

Old-school recipes are classic for a reason. This fried rice is traditional and full-on tasty, and is also ideal when you’re on a budget.

XO Sauce Fried Rice

XO Sauce Fried Rice

If there was a luxe, gold standard of fried rice, then this recipe is it: a bit more time involved, but a heck of a lot of flavour. Bring it on, I say.

Korean-style Beef Fried Rice

Korean-style Beef Fried Rice

Mix up your fried rice options with this spicy Korean-inspired version – it’s a goodie! Veggies, egg, beef and more all make friends in this winning savoury dish.

Thai Green Curry Fried Rice

Thai Green Curry Fried Rice

I took two of my favourite dishes – Thai green curry and fried rice – and made it into one amazing dinner. And, if that wasn’t the best part, it’s all done in one pan, meaning less washing up afterwards.

Beef Nasi Goreng

Beef Nasi Goreng

This famous Indonesian fried rice is bursting with umami goodness, and the addition of beef mince keeps the prep and cook time to a minimum. Ideal for weeknights, this sweet and savoury stir-fried dish is quick and simple to make. You could even top it with a fried egg for even more real-deal deliciousness.

Garlic Pork Fried Rice

Garlic Pork Fried Rice

This easy fried rice recipe is a bit of an obsession of mine… it’s garlicky, porky and features one ingredient you might not be expecting…

Tom Yum Fried Rice

Tom Yum Fried Rice

The classic flavours of Thai tom yum soup get a fried rice makeover. It’s so incredibly fragrant and has just the right level of spice to make your tastebuds sing. I’m here for it.

Spicy Tuna Fried Rice

Spicy Tuna Fried Rice

Canned tuna doesn’t just have to be destined for soggy salads or bland sandwiches. Here’s how to turn this humble pantry staple into a spicy, stomach-pleasing bowl of ultimate fried rice.

Thai Chilli & Basil Fried Rice

Thai Chilli & Basil Fried Rice

Love fried rice? Love spicy food? Then you are going to seriously love this hot, hot, hot rice dish, which borrows its flavour from the much-loved Thai basil and chilli stir-fry. Yes it’s fiery, but trust: it’s also fabulous.

American Fried Rice

American Fried Rice

This variation of fried rice is hugely popular in Thailand… kids love it! With crispy chicken tenders and cute frankfurters on the side, it’s a plate of pure retro fun, but still tastes utterly delicious. Try it for your littlies today!

Chinese Sausage & Egg Fried Rice

Chinese Sausage & Egg Fried Rice

Salty, eggy, and porky – this is the fried rice that dreams are made of. Everyone has a favourite childhood dish that is comforting, warming and nourishing, and this is one of mine. And, to make it even more appealing, it only takes 10 minutes to cook and is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. How’s about that for versatile?

Healthy Fried Rice (kinda)

Healthy Fried Rice (kinda)

This dish boasts lots of veg, healthy Omega-3 fats from salmon, and wholegrain rice. This is better-for-you fried rice that still delivers on epic flavours.

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

Spicy, Korean-style fried rice, cooked with kimchi, bacon and butter… this dish is all the things! The fried egg is the most epic of toppings too – ditch it at your peril. My top tip? Day-old rice will give you the dryness you need for perfect, separated grains.

Thai Pork Fried Rice

Thai Pork Fried Rice

This one is a real family favourite: Mama Noi’s pork fried rice that’s ready in a flash, making it perfect for those hectic worknights. Little jewels of tomato bring sweetness to the dish, while I can’t get enough of that spicy sauce on the side for dipping the pork. Heaven.

Left-overs Nasi Goreng

Left-overs Nasi Goreng

This version of Indonesian fried rice is a fantastic way to use up your leftovers after a big roast and gives day-old rice a whole new lease of life. And that crispy fried egg? Non-negotiable!

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