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Chili Oil Fried Rice That Packs a Flavor Punch

Chili Oil Fried Rice

Hey there! Today’s recipe is a staple in my kitchen – Chili Oil Fried Rice. If you’re anything like me and crave a dish with a kick, this one’s going to be your new obsession.

Chili oil fried rice is the ultimate fusion of flavors, combining the heat of chili oil with the goodness of fried rice. It’s a dish that’s as versatile as it is delicious – perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

Now, let’s dive into this recipe and whip up some mouthwatering chili oil fried rice!

What you need for chili oil fried rice

  • 2 cups cooked rice (preferably day-old)
  • 4 eggs (white and yolk separated)
  • Green onion, finely chopped
  • Whitehead of green onion, thinly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Garnishing

  • Mayo 
  • Green onion 
  • Fried egg
Chili Oil Fried Rice Ingredients

How to cook chili oil fried rice

  • In a bowl, add the egg yolk to the rice and mix well, set aside.
  • In a skillet or wok, add chili oil along with the whitehead of green onion. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  • Once hot, add the beaten eggs white and scramble until just cooked through.
  • Add the rice to the skillet, breaking up any clumps with a spatula. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the rice is heated through and starts to crisp up slightly.
  • Sprinkle the curry powder and salt over and stir-fry everything together for another minute or two. Until everything is well combined.
  • Taste the fried rice and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt or chili oil to taste.
  • Once everything is ready, transfer the fried rice to serving plates. If desired, top with mayo and a fried egg.

You can store any leftover chili oil fried rice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Simply reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop for a quick meal anytime.

Cauliflower version of chili oil fried rice

Cauliflower rice version of chili oil fried rice is just as flavorful and satisfying as the original, with the bonus of being lighter and more veggie-packed.

How do you prep cauliflower?

  • After removing the leaves and stems, wash the florets and dry them with a large paper towel. This step helps prevent excess moisture, ensuring your dish won’t turn out soggy. 
  • Process the florets in a food processor to create cauliflower rice.
  • Sauté the Cauliflower Rice: Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the cauliflower rice to the skillet in an even layer.
  • Cook cauliflower in a skillet for about 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.
  • Check for Tenderness: After 5-8 minutes, check the cauliflower rice for tenderness. It should be tender but still slightly crisp. If it’s not quite done, continue cooking for a few more minutes, uncovered.

 Give the cauliflower as a rice substitute for a healthier twist. 

Chili Oil Fried Rice

My favorite chili oil brands

I live near a local Asian store that makes its own chili oil, and it’s been a game-changer when

it comes to whipping up delicious dishes like chili oil fried rice. But I understand not everyone is close to an Asian market. So here are my recommendations for chili brands that you can easily find on Amazon.

Momofuku Black Truffle Chili Crunch by David Chang

S&B Chili Oil with Crunchy Garlic

Why do you add the egg yolk to the rice?

The secret of adding that egg yolk to the rice? It’s all about getting that golden color! Mixing in the egg yolk not only amps up the flavor but also gives it this beautiful, sunny hue.

The egg yolk also acts as a coating agent, helping to prevent the rice from becoming too clumpy. It ensures that the fried rice has a cohesive texture and doesn’t get soggy when served.

Chili Oil Fried Rice

Curry powder is a secret ingredient to your chili oil fried rice

Curry powder is indeed a secret ingredient that adds an extra dimension of flavor to fried rice. While chili oil provides the spicy kick, curry powder brings its unique blend of aromatic spices that take the dish to a new level.

Chili Oil Fried Rice

Chili Oil Fried Rice

If you’re anything like me and crave a dish with a kick, this one might be your new obsession. Chili oil fried rice is the ultimate fusion of flavors, combining the heat of chili oil with the goodness of fried rice. It’s a dish that is as versatile as it is delicious – perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Rice
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked rice preferably day-old
  • 4 eggs white and yolk separated
  • Green onion finely chopped
  • Whitehead of green onion thinly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Garnishing

  • Mayo
  • Green onion
  • Fried egg

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, add the egg yolk to the rice and mix well, set aside.
  • In a skillet or wok, add chili oil along with the whitehead of green onion. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  • Once hot, add the beaten eggs white and scramble until just cooked through.
  • Add the rice to the skillet, breaking up any clumps with a spatula. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the rice is heated through and starts to crisp up slightly.
  • Sprinkle the curry powder and salt over and stir-fry everything together for another minute or two. Until everything is well combined.
  • Taste the fried rice and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt or chili oil to taste.
  • Once everything is ready, transfer the fried rice to serving plates. If desired, top with mayo and a fried egg.

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