Budget-Friendly Breakfast Fried Rice Recipes

Garlic Fried Rice with Chorizo and Boiled Egg (Photo courtesy by dbgg1979 from Flickr.com)
Garlic Fried Rice with Chorizo and Boiled Egg (Photo courtesy by dbgg1979 from Flickr.com)

What’s For Breakfast?

Tired of the usual bowl of cereal, cup of coffee, and buttered toasts on the breakfast table? Perk up your appetite to start a new day right. You don’t have to spend more money to have a change of breakfast menu. Using a bit of imagination and most of the left-overs inside the refrigerator, anyone can easily whip out an appetizing and mouth-watering fried rice dish for the morning banquet.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Pack it with energy to ensure that both your body and brain will function properly. Most people are prone to sluggishness when the palate and the appetite are unsatisfied.

Cooking fried rice is very easy and quick. It is also a big help when you want to clear the refrigerator. Just chop, cut, slice, or shred the left-over chicken, meat, or even seafood such as shrimp, prawn, and crab. Throw in vegetable bits for more color and texture. Mmm... your fried rice will look yummy and healthy. Serve hot on a plate or rice bowl to keep it warm.

Garlic Fried with Sunny Egg on Top (Photo courtesy by joyosity from Flickr.com)
Garlic Fried with Sunny Egg on Top (Photo courtesy by joyosity from Flickr.com)

The Quickest - Garlic Fried Rice

Garlic Fried Rice is the easiest. Just heat small amount of oil in a non-stick wok or semi-shallow pan. Stir in crushed or minsed garlic cloves and cook until light golden. You can tell that your garlic oil is ready for the pre-cooked (or left-over) rice when the delicious aroma wafted in the air.

Keep heat at low to avoid burning the garlic. Put heat to medium when rice has been added. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and a dash of fine white pepper, if desired. Stir until all flavors are well-blended. Lower stove temperature and cover the wok to hasten the heating of rice. Serve hot with scrambled or sunny-side eggs and some greens.

Fried Rice with Everything & Covered with Sesame Seed (Photo courtesy by mauitimeweekly from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Everything & Covered with Sesame Seed (Photo courtesy by mauitimeweekly from Flickr.com)

Easy Fried Rice Recipes

Fried rice for breakfast is a sure way to provide enough fuel for the body to keep on the go until lunch time. Fried rice is easy to prepare and the ingredients are always available. This dish is versatile and flexible, too. A bowl of fried rice is often concocted from scraps of food left-over from past dinners and lunches.

Actually, fried rice recipes do not really exist. There are no rules on measurement and number of ingredients. You can cook fried rice with your eyes. Anything inside the refrigerator or the cupboard can join the sizzling garlic in oil. A scoop of fried rice can be as simple as a garlic-flavored rice or it can be a work of art. Colorful, flavorful, and with lots of texture.

How to make garlic fried rice

How to Make Perfect Rice

RICE COOKERS AND COOKING WOKS

1.
Aroma Housewares 16-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel
Aroma Housewares 16-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel

Cooking rice is made easy with the ‘Aroma Digital Cooker and Steamer’. It steams perfectly cooked rice of up to 16 cups of any type of rice. The cooking pot is made non-stick for easy scooping and cleaning. This rice cooker comes with a non-stick spatula, tray for steaming, and a measuring cup plus an instruction booklet.

 
2.
BLACK+DECKER RC3303 1.5-Cup Dry/3-Cup Cooked Compact Rice Cooker, White
BLACK+DECKER RC3303 1.5-Cup Dry/3-Cup Cooked Compact Rice Cooker, White

If you’re cooking for one or two people, this small-but-terrible automatic rice cooker by Black & Decker will be the best rice you’d ever have. Just add water to 3 cups of any type of rice (follow the instructions in the booklet) and leave it. This rice cooker will automatically switch to ‘keep warm’ when the rice is cooked.

 
3.
Zojirushi NS-LAC05XA Micom 3-Cup(Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer
Zojirushi NS-LAC05XA Micom 3-Cup(Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer

The ‘Zojirushi Rice Cooker’ is made from stainless steel. It is also a warmer and a steamer. It cooks not only rice of any type, but also steams, boils, and slow cook other dishes like porridge, sushi, and dimsum. The cooking timer and control board is on LCD display for ease and accuracy.

 
4.
T-fal A80789 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe PFOA-Free Jumbo Wok Cookware, 14-Inch, Black
T-fal A80789 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe PFOA-Free Jumbo Wok Cookware, 14-Inch, Black

Frying rice tend to stick onto ordinary pans. But this problem will be the thing of the past with this ‘Jumbo Wok’ by T-Fal. It has non-stick finish to its 14-inch pan. The handle is non-slip. It has a heat indicator called Thermo-Spot that tells when wok is pre-heated. Both rubber and metal spatula can be used.

 
5.
Lodge Pro-Logic P14W3 Cast Iron Wok, Black, 14-inch
Lodge Pro-Logic P14W3 Cast Iron Wok, Black, 14-inch

This wok by Lodge Pro-Logic is made of cast-iron but has non-stick surface perfect for frying, stir-frying, and sauteing. It is ready to use because the wok is preseasoned using a vegetable oil formula. The rust-proof finish requires only mild cleaning through hand wash only. Its size is 14 inches and the big loop handles serve for hanging, too.

 
6.
Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen 14-inch Carbon Steel Flat Bottom Lidded Wok Set
Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen 14-inch Carbon Steel Flat Bottom Lidded Wok Set

From Helen Chen – here’s a wok that is traditional in shape and size but with a flat bottom. The wok comes with a domed cover with all handles made from smooth wood. The flat bottom is designed to fit almost all types of gas and electric stoves. It is made of carbon steel but lightweight and easy to clean.

 
7.
Cuisinart 726-38H Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Inch Stir-Fry Pan with Helper Handle and Glass Cover
Cuisinart 726-38H Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Inch Stir-Fry Pan with Helper Handle and Glass Cover

Watch food while cooking with this elegantly designed and wok-shaped pan-fry by Cuisineart Chef. It has a glass cover and safe to carry when hot with both the long handle and big loop on one side. The solid aluminum base material bonded to stainless steel interior ensures high-heat cooking for searing and frying food with less oil needed.

 
8.
Norpro 10-Piece Wok Set
Norpro 10-Piece Wok Set

Complete your wok-cooking experience with this ’10-Piece Wok Set’ by Norpro. The 14-inch wok is made from carbon steel and its set includes a cover, a frying rack, cooking chopsticks, a sample packet of eating chopsticks, a steaming rack, ladle, spatula, and recipe with instructions booklet. All handles are made from wood.

 
Spicy Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by rovingl from Flickr.com)
Spicy Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by rovingl from Flickr.com)

How to Cook Spicy Fried Rice

Spice the fried rice with chopped onion, sliced shallots, and puliogare powder. Sprinkling a generous amount will result to a spicier dish. Serve with hard-boiled eggs. Eggs should be boiled for 7 to 10 minutes; then remove from heat and cool in tap water for 5 minutes. Cooling boiled eggs will ease the removal of shells.

Basil Fried Rice with Tofu (Photo courtesy by jeffgunn from Flickr.com)
Basil Fried Rice with Tofu (Photo courtesy by jeffgunn from Flickr.com)
Bulgogi Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by Rex Roof from Flickr.com)
Bulgogi Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by Rex Roof from Flickr.com)
Chahan - Fried Black Rice (Photo courtesy by Ron Diggity from Flickr.com)
Chahan - Fried Black Rice (Photo courtesy by Ron Diggity from Flickr.com)

How to make Chinese fried rice (chahan)

BLACK JAPONICA RICE AND BASMATI RICE

1.
Roland Black Japonica Rice, 32-Ounce Jars (Pack of 4)
Roland Black Japonica Rice, 32-Ounce Jars (Pack of 4)

The Roland Black Japonica Rice is consistently dark in color. It has a nutty taste and a bit chewy when cooked. The aroma and freshness of the rice is preserved inside the transparent plastic jar with airtight lid. Follow the cooking method instructions printed on the product label for best result.

 
2.
RiceSelect Texmati White Rice, Long Grain American Basmati, 32-Ounce Jars (Pack of 4)
RiceSelect Texmati White Rice, Long Grain American Basmati, 32-Ounce Jars (Pack of 4)

The Texmati Long-Grain Basmati Rice is grown, processed, and packaged in Alvin, Texas USA. The aroma is rich even when raw, the cooked grain is perfect fluffy, and the nutty taste is just right. Well-preserved inside an air-tight covered 36-ounce jars, this basmati rice is guaranteed all natural Texmati white rice.

 

How to Cook Japanese White Rice - for Sushi

Chicken Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by patrickwoodward from Flickr.com)
Chicken Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by patrickwoodward from Flickr.com)
Diandin Leluk Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by scaredy_kat from Flickr.com)
Diandin Leluk Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by scaredy_kat from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice and Omelet (Photo courtesy by love-janine from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice and Omelet (Photo courtesy by love-janine from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Bacon, Tocino, and Dried Salted Fish (Photo courtesy by georgeparrilla from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Bacon, Tocino, and Dried Salted Fish (Photo courtesy by georgeparrilla from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Conpoy & Egg White (Photo courtesy by relgar from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Conpoy & Egg White (Photo courtesy by relgar from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Egg and Pork (Photo courtesy by madmarv00 from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Egg and Pork (Photo courtesy by madmarv00 from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Lettuce (Photo courtesy by yoppy from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Lettuce (Photo courtesy by yoppy from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Roast Duck and Fried Egg (Photo courtesy by jackol from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Roast Duck and Fried Egg (Photo courtesy by jackol from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Veggies (Photo courtesy by rizkapb from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Veggies (Photo courtesy by rizkapb from Flickr.com)
Kimchee Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by The DeliciousLife from Flickr.com)
Kimchee Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by The DeliciousLife from Flickr.com)
Garlic Fried Rice with Prime Rib (Photo courtesy by arnold - inuyaki from Flickr.com)
Garlic Fried Rice with Prime Rib (Photo courtesy by arnold - inuyaki from Flickr.com)
Peruvian Fried Rice with Beef, Green Onions, and Egg (Photo courtesy by arnold - inuyaki from Flickr.com)
Peruvian Fried Rice with Beef, Green Onions, and Egg (Photo courtesy by arnold - inuyaki from Flickr.com)
Yung Kee Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by scaredy_kat from Flickr.com)
Yung Kee Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by scaredy_kat from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Shrimps on Top (Photo courtesy by tarikadelmonem from Flickr.com)
Fried Rice with Shrimps on Top (Photo courtesy by tarikadelmonem from Flickr.com)
Fried with Prawn (Photo courtesy by maaco from Flickr.com)
Fried with Prawn (Photo courtesy by maaco from Flickr.com)
Seafood Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by jeffreyw from Flickr.com)
Seafood Fried Rice (Photo courtesy by jeffreyw from Flickr.com)
Poha - Fried Flattened Rice (Photo courtesy by rovingl from Flickr.com)
Poha - Fried Flattened Rice (Photo courtesy by rovingl from Flickr.com)

How to Cook Poha

Matsu Fried Rice Marinated in Old Wine (Photo courtesy by Prince Roy from Flickr.com)
Matsu Fried Rice Marinated in Old Wine (Photo courtesy by Prince Roy from Flickr.com)

RICE BOWLS

1.
M.V. Trading MV042190 Traditional Japanese Soup or Rice Bowl, Black and Red, 4½ Inches
M.V. Trading MV042190 Traditional Japanese Soup or Rice Bowl, Black and Red, 4½ Inches

This Japanese Rice Bowl with shiny red-colored interior and black glazed finish on the outside is a great backdrop for the steamy and aromatic fried rice that you will serve to yourself and family. A pair of chopsticks or a Japanese soup spoon will complete the setting for an appetizing breakfast or dinner.

 
2.
Lenox Butterfly Meadow Rice Bowls, Set of 4
Lenox Butterfly Meadow Rice Bowls, Set of 4

Make your simple steamy rice look more appetizing when you serve it in this ‘Butterfly Meadow Rice Bowl Set’ by Lenox. It comes in 4 elegant pieces. Each bowl is colored white and has a glazed finish over the dainty butterflies and vine leaves illustrated decorations by Louise Le Luyer, on both inside and outside.

 
3.
Miya S/4 Children's Rice Bowls
Miya S/4 Children's Rice Bowls

These small bowls are designed for little tummies. The ‘Children Rice Bowl Set’ by Miya comes in 4 little bowls with cute and colorful illustrations of different animals like monkey, bunny, tiger, cats, and more. Each bowl has diameter size of about 4 inches. Perfect for serving hot rice with viand toppings.

 
4.
Japanese soup rice bowl with Lid NBK
Japanese soup rice bowl with Lid NBK

A Japanese rice bowl with cover will ensure that rice or soup served will remain hot or at least warm for a longer period. This is also great for storing cooked left-over rice inside the refrigerator. The small size is great for people on diet who watch the quantity of food consumed.

 

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

All these pictures makes it so good.


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queen cleopatra 6 years ago Author

Thank you for the warm comment, Sandyspider :)


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RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

Double YUMMY! I LOVE rice, and can't wait to try some of these! Thanks a heap big plenty!


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queen cleopatra 6 years ago Author

Thank you, RunAbstract :)


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Wow, everything looks so yummy! Now I'm hungry!

Thanks for sharing!


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Wow! I have to bookmark this. Thanks for sharing.I feel hungry now. Mabuhay!


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jagritee 3 years ago from new delhi

yummy.....delicious (y)

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