This Uncle Roger fried rice combines chicken flavored rice, a fried egg, and a crazy good stir fry-like sauce for an over-the-top flavor everyone will love. Plus, everything cooks in just one pan, taking under 30 minutes total!
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THE BEST EGG FRIED RICE
Now, you might be wondering why this egg fried rice recipe is called "Uncle Roger Fried Rice." Well, I came across a viral video of Nigel Ng, also known as Uncle Roger, criticizing a fried rice tutorial video.
Uncle Roger claims to make the best fried rice, so I wanted to recreate it myself, taste it, and of course, share it with you guys. Because let's face it, if this is actually the best fried rice recipe in the world, everyone should know how to make it!
With that said, the Uncle Roger fried rice recipe consists of a chicken flavored rice, fried egg, and a simple yet flavorful stir fry-like sauce. And, I have to say, spoiler alert, is without a doubt the best egg fried rice you'll ever make!
Plus, it goes with pretty much anything, like this blackened shrimp, but it's filled with so much awesomeness that it really makes a great main meal too.
Also, for what it's worth, my favorite part about this egg fried rice is everything cooks together in the same pan! So the cooking process - and clean up - is super quick and easy.
So, you'll need some common ingredients for this recipe and maybe one or two that you don't typically use.
But you can find everything at your nearest grocery store, so you'll want to make a trip and grab anything you don't have!
Here are all of the ingredients you need:
- 2 tbsp. Peanut Oil
- 5 Garlic Cloves, smashed
- 1 Shallot, sliced from the middle
- 1 Egg +1 Egg Yolk
- 1 Spring Onion, sliced
- 1 Red Chili, sliced or chopped
- 4 Cups Chicken Flavored Rice (day old works best according to Roger)
- About 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce
- About 2 tbsp. Asian Sesame Oil
- About ½ tbsp. MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
If you have to run to the store, grab the ingredients that you need to make this chicken tempura recipe. It actually is my favorite thing to pair with Uncle Rogers fried rice, so I highly suggest you make the two recipes together!
Also, if you need a bomb dessert recipe to go along with your fried rice, give these blackened salmon bites a try.
HOW TO MAKE FRIED RICE UNCLE ROGER STYLE
Ok, so making this fried rice is quite simple - just 2 steps is all you need to follow to make it - and yet it yields a delicious result with a ton of flavor.
So, gather your ingredients, and let's make the best fried rice in the world!
STEP 1: MAKING THE BASE
First, cook any chicken flavored rice that you want according to the directions on the package.
While the rice is cooking, whisk the whole egg and the egg yolk in a small bowl, and set it aside.
Next, coat a wok pan with peanut oil and put it over medium heat. Once it starts smoking, pour the excess oil out of the pan. Then add the garlic and shallot and fry them for 3 minutes.
STEP 2: COMPLETING THE EGG FRIED RICE
Once the time is up, add the beaten egg to the wok and stir it around until it's almost solid. Then add the cooked rice and mix it with everything in the wok.
After it's mixed, add the soy sauce and sesame oil and flatten it into the rice with the back of a spoon.
Next, add the MSG, spring onion, and chili to the wok and cook for a minute or so, mixing all of the ingredients together.
Now that the rice is complete, serve it alone or with your favorite pair and enjoy!
HOW TO STORE FRIED RICE
If you serve this on the side, you'll get about 4 servings out of the fried rice. But if you want to eat it as a main meal, you'll probably get about 2 servings.
Now, with that said, you can always double or triple this recipe if you want to have more or some leftovers.
Then, if you do have leftovers, just transfer them to an airtight container, and they'll last in the fridge for about 5-7 days.
And if you want to save it for longer, transfer the fried rice to freezer-safe bags, and you can freeze it for up to 3 months!
For reheating fried rice - refrigerated or frozen - you can just put it back on a wok or skillet over medium heat until it reaches your desired temperature. Make sure you stir everything frequently so it heats up evenly.
WRAPPING IT ALL UP
Whether you've heard of Uncle Roger fried rice before, or if this is your first time hearing about it, this recipe will not disappoint.
The egg fried rice has so many delicious components, and after you try it, I think you'll agree it is the best fried rice you've ever made!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this egg fried rice recipe as much as I do. If you make it, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
Oh, and as always, you can find a ton more of our recipes on our youtube channel.
More Rice Recipes
If you liked this recipe, we have a bunch of rice recipes that you have to try out next!
Check all of these out:
- Mediterranean yellow rice
- Cajun shrimp fried rice
- Instant Pot sushi rice
- Instant Pot coconut rice
- Salmon rice bowl
- Southern Chicken & rice
- Cook the chicken flavored rice according to the package.
- Whisk the egg and egg yolk in a bowl and set aside.
- Coat a wok pan with peanut oil and heat over medium. Once it starts smoking, throw the excess off.
- Add garlic and shallot. Fry it for 3 minutes.
- Add eggs and stir until it's almost solid.
- Add the cooked rice and mix it with everything.
- Add the soy sauce and sesame oil. Flatten it into the rice with the back of the spoon.
- Add the MSG, spring onion, and chili and mix everything in the wok to combine.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g