Egg Fried Rice – Cơm Chiên

Got leftover rice? Make easy egg fried rice to make soggy or dried up rice deliciious again

I’m on a let’s-show-you-what-I-had-for-breakfast-today spree. Whenever I have too much leftover rice from the day before, I turn it into egg fried rice for breakfast, because thats what Vietnamese people eat. It’s so good, and it’s pretty much the same as having eggs and toast for breakfast, except instead of having bread as your grain, you’re having rice. If you’re health-conscious and you’re eating brown rice, you can easily use your cooked brown rice for this as well.

I used to make this a lot when I went to potlucks because it was cheap and quick. People always loved this stuff, which is odd to me because this is as common as toast is for Viet people. But hey, it’s tasty. Chris loves it when I make this.

For sodium-reduced diets, just cut back on the amount of soy sauce. But rice is pretty plain and so is the egg, so generally I put a lot of soy sauce in for flavour. To make it gluten-free, just make sure that the type of soy sauce you’re using is GF, soy sauce can be tricky that way. Hidden gluten. You sly soy sauce, you.

For extra nutrition, feel free to add frozen peas and carrots, just cook them in boiling water before adding them to the mixture. If you do this, make sure you -drain well-. Otherwise you’ll have pretty soggy rice.

Egg Fried Rice – Com Chiên

Egg Fried Rice – Com Chiên

Use up your day-old or leftover rice by making egg fried rice. Cooking the rice will fix soggy rice, or the moisture from the egg will revive dry rice. Since I never measure exactly how much leftover rice I have, you can gauge how much egg you need depending on how much rice you have. I usually go 1 egg per 1-2 cup of cooked rice, use 1:1 ratio if you like eggs =P

Ingredients

2-3 tbsp oil (1 tbsp per 2 cups rice)
Leftover cooked rice (I use rice from my rice cooker, so it's steamed jasmine rice)
1 egg per 1 cup of cooked rice
1 tbsp of soy sauce per 1 egg
Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, preheat pan and oil while you do step 2.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs, soy sauce, and pepper together.
  3. Add white rice and use the rice paddle (or a spatula) to spread out the rice.
  4. Pour egg mixture over rice and quickly stir to cook the egg, making sure that the rice is evenly coated.
  5. Cook and stir rice constantly until the egg has cooked and no longer forms large clumps of rice. (about 7 minutes)
  6. Remove from heat, and eat!
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Lisa is the twenty-something, nerdy, procrastinating, feminist blogger and photographer behind Je suis alimentageuse. She loves lemons, avocado, butternut squash, and is a bookworm.

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