"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains...
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-28-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 8
Fried Rice?

Any tips on making a good fried rice? Last time I tried, it came out gummy and cooking it longer just burned it.

I'm going to try the Bourbon Chicken recipe recently posted and I think fried rice is the way to go.


mortal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
kitchenelf's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
A quick thought since I have to run is - make your rice 1 day ahead. Cold rice will not stick together like just cooked, still warm rice. And you're right, heating it longer doesn't help a thing! To me, this is Tip #1.


"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 7
kitchenelf's tip is the most important one. You want the rice to be kind of hard. It just doesn't work if you have freshly cooked rice.

There are so many variations for fried rice, but what I like is just some frozen peas, some kind of ham/spam, maybe other frozen vegetables and then crack a couple of eggs into the rice and then some soy sauce. You can always scramble the egg separately if you want and mix it in later.

Keep it on medium to low heat, you don't want to burn it since most everything is cooked, you just want it to warm up :)
soapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 03:03 PM   #4
Head Chef
abjcooking's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 1,460
When I cook fried rice I usually spread the rice out on a cookie sheet to let it cool completely. I also sometimes cheat and use boil in bag rice. It almost always comes out perfect.
Go Sooners
abjcooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 03:49 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
mudbug's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
abj, thanks to geebs I have been making more than enough rice and then Food-Saver-ing what we don't use and then freezing it. Thawed, it makes super fried rice.
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 04:45 AM   #6
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 8
Thanks for the tips.

I've also learned something else. I had my fiancee make the rice the night before and she put butter in it. It kept the rice from drying the way is should. It still turned out ok though. I'll do better next time.
mortal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 07:04 AM   #7
Master Chef
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
A freind in Hawaii gave me the hint of pouring a little vegetable oil in the rice and toss before putting in the frying pan (NOT the night before). Most households in Hawaii make rice every morning before going to work, and there is usually leftovers at the end of the day. To me, fried rice IS made from leftovers of all sorts. Go through the sandwich meat and chop up odds & ends; bits of veggies in the crisper/freezer. Always onions. We like spicy, so always some kind of hot pepper. The freind used oyster sauce rather than soy, but most households are more likely to have the latter. Then a little scrambled egg added at the end.

Claire is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.