Fried rice is the quintessential comfort food.


  • 1 cup cooked basmati rice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 8 pieces of fresh prawn - skin off, tail on

  • 2 eggs - whisk lightly

  • ½ cup peas

  • ½ cup chopped carrots

  • ½ cup fresh sliced spring onions

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 chillies - remove seeds and slice thinly


  • 1.

    Heat pan on high heat and add oil.

  • 2.

    Add eggs and stir vigorously for 1 minute.

  • 3.

    Add rice and stir, fry and mix well.

  • 4.

    Add prawns and cook for 3 minutes.

  • 5.

    Add peas, carrots, sliced chillies, fish sauce and pepper.

  • 6.

    Stir and fry for 3 minutes.

  • 7.

    Finally, turn off the heat and add spring onions.

  • 8.

    Serve with sliced cucumber or salad.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 426kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Protein 17g
  • Carbohydrate 48g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Sodium 964mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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The main key to making fried rice is using rice that has been previously cooked. Older rice is dryer, reducing your chances of ending up with a dish that is wet and gloppy. Day old rice is fine, but rice that is 2 or 3 days old is best. Rub the rice between your fingers to get rid of any clumps before cooking.
Basmati rice comes out fluffier and is less sticky than other types of rice, is perfect for fried rice dishes.

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Posted by Jemma34Report
it was awesome and so easy thank-you.. My boyfriend and i added a few extra things though.
Posted by ChristineReport
what a fantastic, simple and totally delicious recipe....thank you
Posted by Cheryl145Report