Cooking Order: Rice first or Egg first: Doing it wrong results in mushy, unappetizing rice

Do you know whether to add rice or eggs first when frying?


Egg fried rice is a favorite dish of many people, but not everyone knows how to fry it to achieve evenly golden, shiny, and tasty rice grains. Here are some tips for frying rice:

Preparing the rice for frying:

– Cooked rice, soy sauce or fish sauce, egg yolks, cooking oil

Steps for frying rice:

First, you need to note that if you want delicious egg fried rice, use cooked rice that has cooled down. This way, the rice grains will be dry and crispy. If you use hot rice, the grains will stick together. If you don’t have cooled rice, you can cook hot rice, let it cool, and then put it in the fridge to make the rice grains firm again before frying.

Now, put the cooled rice in a large bowl, add 2 egg yolks, and mix well to ensure that the eggs are evenly distributed on the rice grains.

Heat a small amount of cooking oil in a pot, then add finely chopped shallots and stir-fry until fragrant. At this point, you can remove the shallots and leave only the oil with the aroma of shallots, which will make the fried rice very delicious. Alternatively, you can leave the shallots in the pan.

Add the rice mixed with eggs into the pan, stir-fry over high heat, stirring constantly until the rice grains firm up and the eggs coat each grain evenly, giving them a beautiful golden color.

At this point, you can season with a small amount of fish sauce to taste. If you prefer, you can also add soy sauce, but the rice will have a darker color instead of the bright golden color. If you use fish sauce, you can drizzle a little soy sauce over the rice when eating.

Sprinkle a little black pepper and add finely chopped spring onions before transferring the fried rice to a plate to enjoy!

So remember, when frying rice, it’s not about cooking the eggs or rice separately and then combining them in the pan. Instead, mix them together before adding them to the frying pan. This way, the rice grains will have a beautiful and evenly golden color.

Wishing you success!

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