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Microwave Fried Rice


Put down the wok… we’re making microwave fried rice! This recipe is all about fluffy grains, savoury goodness – and convenience. Prepare to be surprised.


Microwave Fried Rice


5 minutes


15 minutes




1 cup jasmine rice

2 eggs

1 tsp sesame oil

pinch ground white pepper

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 tsp finely chopped ginger

1/2 cup frozen peas

2 tbsp light soy sauce

2 spring onions, sliced


Step 1

Place rice in a large pyrex bowl or microwave-proof dish with a glass or plastic lid. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of water. Cover and cook on 800W for 10 minutes. Remove from the microwave, and remove the lid. Then cover with a tea towel and set aside for 10 minutes to finish steaming through. Once done, fluff with a fork, then empty the rice out on to a large baking tray and spread out into a thin layer. Set aside and leave to cool.

Step 2

Crack the eggs in a mug, then add the sesame oil and pepper. Use a fork to whisk the eggs. Place the mug into the microwave and cook at 440W for 2-3 minutes or until you can see the egg puffing up like a souffle. Tip the egg out onto a chopping board and roughly chop.

Step 3

Place the oil, garlic and ginger in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic dish. Cook at 440W for 1 minute. Once the oil is hot, remove the bowl from the microwave. Add the rice, peas and soy sauce, then stir to combine. Cook at 1000W for 1 minute. Toss through the egg.

Step 4

Transfer the rice to a serving bowl and serve scattered with the spring onion.

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– These instructions are for the Panasonic Convection Microwave Oven CD58J.


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