Fried Rice with Shallots

Preparation info
  • Serves

    3 or 4

    • Difficulty


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By Naomi Duguid

Published 2012

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This simple way to use leftover rice is great for breakfast. Top it with a fried or poached egg or some cooked chickpeas or other cooked peas. Or serve instead of plain rice to accompany a meal.


  • 2 to 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • Generous ½ c


Place a wok or a heavy, deep skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil, then add the turmeric and shallots and stir-fry until the shallots are tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Raise the heat to high and use wet hands to break up any clumps as you add the rice to the pan. Add the salt and peas, if using, and stir-fry, pressing the rice against the sides of the pan to sear it.