Fried Rice

This is for my lovely friend Diane over at Photographs and Recipes. πŸ˜€

This is my base recipe for fried rice which I throw all different types of rice at, even pasta rice – love versatile recipes that take so well to varying ingredients. Β Very rarely I will add an egg to the mixture but don’t find it adds that much to the dish and occasionally will add fresh chilli, corn, chives, parsley and anything else I have taking up space in the fridge.

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Fried Rice


Olive oil
Half an onion chopped
Half a red (capsicum) pepper diced
8 white button mushrooms sliced
3 cups cook rice of choice – I used basmati
Handful frozen baby peas
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Fry the onion and pepper in a good glug of olive oil. Β Once the onions and peppers have started to soften add the mushrooms and fry until tender.
  2. Add the rice and stir fry until warmed through.
  3. Add the peas and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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28 thoughts on “Fried Rice

  1. Love fried rice and it’s such a good way of not w0asting food! Don’t think we have pasta rice here, but we can get it in the UK…this is a good idea for the end of this week when I need to leave the fridge empty! Have a lovely day Mandy….

  2. I always joke that fried rice was created to clean out the fridge.
    Eggs are added for protein (so are bits of meat/poultry/seafood) making this a one pot complete meal.

  3. This is the perfect summer lunch for me Mandy. I’m always desperate for ideas for that, so I’m really appreciative that you posted this for me πŸ™‚ Your pictures are fabulous!

  4. Oh aren’t you a darling – thank you for remembering to tell me how you do this. It looks awesome. I might just cook some up for tonight since the refrigerator’s a little bare right now & I love rice for these steamy, hot days we’ve been having.

  5. I love fried rice, Mandy, and yours here is a tasty one. It’s such an easy dish to prepare, too, making it much more likely for me to fix for dinner. To be honest, it pasta were a bit more difficult to prepare, I doubt I’d eat it nearly as often. πŸ™‚

    • Making and eating pasta is in your blood John. If ever you feel like something a little different, you can give fried rice a try. Have a super weekend ahead and here’s to you and Max enjoying the most wonderful holiday. πŸ™‚ xo

  6. I’ve never made fried rice before. The kids love it. They eat at their grandparents’ all the time. They are about to move out of town, so it will be a nice treat for me to whip up for the kids every now and again. πŸ™‚

    • Sorry to hear Mr N and Miss A’s grandparents are moving out of town but how nice that you can give them a favourite from their grandparents home. Have a super weekend ahead Kristy. πŸ™‚ xo

  7. I love fried rice and I do like to cook it often as I know the kids all love it and they take the leftovers to uni with them. Your version looks like a complete meal xx

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