The Trick to Easy & Delicious Fried Rice

This recipe will show you the trick to creating a moist and crumbly fried rice made from rice mixed with egg.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Cooked rice
200 g
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
Japanese leek (roughly chopped)
8 cm
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Green onions
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Char Siu, ham, or whatever you prefer
50 g


1. Point 1) Add salt and pepper or your choice of seasoning/flavor to the egg beforehand, and then beat well. Let it sit at room temperature. (The photo shows the egg mixed with doubanjiang, since I will be making Sichuan fried rice.)
2. Point 2) Microwave the rice to evaporate the moisture and then spread it out in a bowl.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a frying pan. Use high heat! Don't mix the egg and rice.
4. Point 3) Once the frying pan has completely warmed up, add the egg to the rice and mix it together with a whisk very quickly. This should only take up to 5 seconds!
5. Leaving the frying pan on high heat, add the rice and cook while breaking apart the clumps. After about 1 minute and after the rice clumps have been broken up, add the leek and char siu or other filling ingredients.
6. Point 4) The cooking time should be within 2 minutes. If you cook it for too long it will become dried out. That's why you need to use high heat!
7. Open up a whole in the center of the frying pan and pour in the soy sauce directly onto the pan to create a scorched aroma. Taste and adjust the flavor with salt and pepper. Add some green onion and give it a quick stir, then it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was aiming for a fried rice that was both moist and crumbly!

(The first half of the video shows the authentic way to make fried rice, while the second half is the way that this recipe shows.)