Recipe: Garlic Fried Rice

This recipe will give you home made Garlic Fried Rice, and if you practise it a few times, it will be better than anything you could have from a take-out or (most) restaurants. You can also vary the recipe, for example leaving out the garlic and adding some chilli-oil 🙂


  • One full mug of uncooked rice
  • 4 to 5 Cloves of garlic (Or more!)
  • 2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp MSG (MSG More Info)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 30 – 40ml Ground Nut Oil
  • Soy Sauce to taste


Boil the rice until cooked (I use Basmati rice, which cooks on the boil in around 7 or 8 minutes). Rinse off in cold water, leaving in a cold pan of water for a few minutes, drain.

Mix the MSG / Garlic Powder / Salt / Pepper together.

Beat together the two eggs and most of the salt / garlic powder / pepper mixture, plus the Toasted Sesame Oil.

Crush / finely chop the garlic cloves.

Heat the Ground Nut Oil on a high heat until almost smoking.

Add the drained rice and crushed garlic, stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes.

Push the rice aside in the pan, pour in half of the egg mixture directly in to the space you’ve created in the pan / wok (I normally use a non-stick flat bottomed wok), half over the rice.

Leave the pan alone until the egg on the bottom forms an omelette, slice and then continue to stir fry for a few minutes, adding the remaining Salt / Garlic Powder / Pepper mixture.

You can add in some peas, or spring onions, or whatever you like at this stage, it’s all good 🙂

Add soy sauce at this stage to taste.