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Burnt Garlic Egg Fried Rice

Updated on February 13, 2014
A wilder version of Chinese Fried Rice is Burnt Garlic Fried Rice
A wilder version of Chinese Fried Rice is Burnt Garlic Fried Rice | Source

A Chinese Recipe with a Difference

Started smelling garlicky? Please don't. This simple fried rice dish smells and tastes so good that you will thank me for this recipe.

I don't know but from childhood days I have a strong connection with Chinese food. Nothing can entice my tastebuds like a good Chinese dish. Being born and brought up in a city- Kolkata, my city of love, my city of dreams-that hosts a good number of Chinese restaurants, made me an ardent fan of Chinese food. Kolkatans' patronage of Chinese delicacies encouraged their popularity for more than over a century. It is quite interesting to note that the largest number of Chinese dwellers in India reside in Kolkata. They are almost 3000 in number. This vast population of Chinese dwellers started pioneering Chinese delicacies in Kolkata. Now Kolkata can boast of an authentic Chinatown of her own where one can get good quality Chinese food at a very nominal price. If I say authentic Chinese food is available in Kolkata it will be an overrated claim. The intermingling of Chinese community with the Indians in the Indian soil produced a particular genre of food known as Indo-Chinese cuisine, where authentic Chinese delicacies are seasoned with Indian spices. This particular genre became very popular not only in India, but also in Southeast Asian countries like in Malaysia and Singapore as well as in North American Countries like U.S and Canada .

My Burnt Garlic Egg Fried Rice is one such Indo-Chinese preparation that is somewhat a bit more spicy than its authentic Chinese counterpart. But do not panic because it will compensate for its hotness with its sinfully awesome taste. Once you taste it you are bound to fall for it in a big way!

Now allow me to present before you my Indo-Chinese recipe Burnt Garlic Egg Fried Rice.

A bowl of cooked long-grained white rice.
A bowl of cooked long-grained white rice. | Source

The Initial Step

Fried Rice recipes cry for one ingredient very badly. Do you know I am talking about which ingredient? Yes you are right. Well cooked rice. It can be brown rice or it can be white rice that does not matter. What matters the most is that the rice should be properly cooked following some basic instructions before using it in the fried rice recipe otherwise it can lead to disastrous consequences. Now let me get the facts straight.

  • Unlike in many other pilaf dishes which require semi-cooked rice as an ingredient, Chinese Fried Recipes require fully cooked rice as the main ingredient.
  • The rice may be long-grained or medium grained.
  • The rice may also be white rice or brown rice.
  • Sticky rice is not used in Indo-Chinese Fried Rice recipes. Please do take care of this fact.
  • When you will cook the rice add one pinch of salt and one tablespoon of oil in water and cook the rice in it. Salt will add to the taste of the rice, whereas oil will prevent the rice from getting sticky.
  • Finally do take care not to over-cook the rice otherwise the rice can get mushy.

Burnt Garlic Egg Fried Rice- An Easy Pictorial Guide

Poach 2 eggs first.
Poach 2 eggs first. | Source
Scramble the eggs well and and keep them aside.
Scramble the eggs well and and keep them aside. | Source
Season oil with minced garlic, red chili flakes and sugar.
Season oil with minced garlic, red chili flakes and sugar. | Source
Fry the veggies next till they are crunchy and keep them aside.
Fry the veggies next till they are crunchy and keep them aside. | Source
Add cooked rice in the wok and top it with fried veggies, scrambled eggs and some required seasonings.
Add cooked rice in the wok and top it with fried veggies, scrambled eggs and some required seasonings. | Source
Sprinkle chopped spring onions and serve hot.
Sprinkle chopped spring onions and serve hot. | Source

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 2 people


  • 1 medium bowl Cooked Rice, white
  • 2 Eggs, fresh
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas, frozen
  • 1/2 cup Spring Onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon Oil


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok and poach 2 eggs.
  2. Scramble the poached eggs with the help of a spatula. Keep aside.
  3. Heat another 2 tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot enough temper it with red chili flakes and minced garlic. Add one teaspoon of sugar to this. This will quickly caramelize the garlic and turn it brown.
  4. Next add onions, carrots, bell peppers and green peas. Add salt and fry them in high heat until they are crunchy. Now keep everything aside in a bowl.
  5. Add the cooked rice in that empty wok. Stir-fry the rice for some minutes before adding the fried veggies. Next add the scrambled eggs.
  6. Now add white pepper powder, Chinese salt, vinegar,soy sauce and a pinch of sugar and give it a final stir.
  7. Your Burnt Garlic Egg Fried Rice is ready. Serve it with chopped spring onions on top.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 medium bowl
Calories 398
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 77 g26%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 9 g18%
Cholesterol 2 mg1%
Sodium 6 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Please Note

  • Apart from eggs you can add any meat of your choice like chicken, pork or lamb.
  • You can also add tofu.
  • I have used a small number of veggies that were present in my kitchen. You can also add celery stems, french beans, bean sprouts and many more. The more the merrier!
  • Keeping the vegetables crunchy is mandatory and it definitely enhances the taste. You can simply sauté each type of veggies separately or if you are running out of time like me sauté them together but do not make the mistake of pouring rice over them and cook. Rather fry veggies-> keep them aside-> fry rice-> add veggies on top. That's the trick. By this way the rice will gain flavor from the veggies and the veggies will not become too soft.

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Authentic Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

If you want to learn how to prepare the tamer version of Burnt Garlic Fried Rice, i.e., the authentic Chinese Fried Rice, here is a good video for you. Have a quick look at it.

© 2014 Deblina Banerjee


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      Funom Theophilus Makama 4 years ago from Europe

      It looks delicious and good! So, I finally found a recipe with "burnt" but yet, good! I will definitely try this soon

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I love fried rice. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Happy weekend!

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      Deblina Banerjee 4 years ago from Irving, Texas

      Thanks everyone for loving my recipe..please try it at home and do share your experiences...looking forward to hear more from you lovely and regards..

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      Paul Fisher 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Literally going to make this tonight..

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      Hendrika 4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I also love Chinese food and sometimes rice really has to be the main dish and then this will come in really handy

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      Smells great. From here, I can only imagine how good you kitchen smells. Nice work.

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      This sounds delicious! I really love the garlic chicken fried rice at Benihanas, and so we modeled our fried rice recipes after theirs. We use tons of garlic and butter,and a variety of delicious veggies. A lot like yours!

      Great job with your story and your pictures!!

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      Beth Perry 4 years ago from Tennesee

      mmm, looks good and sounds delicious. Voted up and thanks for sharing!