The gold standard here is leftover white rice from the night before. But if you don't have any leftovers, cook up a fresh batch too. If you have no rice at home, you can also use:
Brown Rice, quinoa, barley, farro, bulgar wheat
You can really use any type of veg here. This is why fried rice is a fantastic dish for clearing out your fridge. Here are some of our favourite combinations:
Top tip: we think ginger and garlic should be added to all fried rice!1
Protein or not to protein, that is the question! Protein doesn't always have to be meat. Here are some ideas:
Tofu, tempeh, eggs, peanuts, cashew nuts, legumes such as beans or chickpeas or your choice of meat (chicken, beef, pork, seafood).
Here's your chance to experiment. Fried rice is generally made with soy sauce and oyster sauce, but you can chop and change based on what's in the cupboard. Here are a few things that we are adding in moderation:
Chilli flakes, pinch of curry powder, ginger, cumin (for a more Mexican style), turmeric, coriander, spring onions, basil, Thai basil, or parsley.