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Air Fryer Fried Rice

Making your favorite take-out recipes at home is a great way to save money. And with the help of your air fryer, you can speed up the cook time of a variety of delicious Chinese recipes. This simple air fryer fried rice recipe features all the elements of classic fried rice without all the extra work!
the air fryer.

Making your favorite take-out recipes at home is a great way to save money. And with the help of your air fryer, you can speed up the cook time of a variety of delicious Chinese recipes. This simple air fryer fried rice recipe features all the elements of classic fried rice without all the extra work!

Air Fryer Fried Rice

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What Do I Need to Make Air Fryer Fried Rice?

Making your own takeout fried rice at home couldn’t be easier when you have an air fryer in your kitchen. But the best part about this simple recipe is that you only need a handful of ingredients to prepare it! To make your own fried rice at home, you’ll need:

Equipment Needed:

Fried Rice Ingredients

How Do I Make Air Fryer Fried Rice?

Using your air fryer to prepare fried rice is such a simple process. In fact, this quick recipe can be made in just four steps! Follow these easy instructions to make your own fried rice at home:

Step One: Mix the Ingredients

Add the steamed rice, onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, ground ginger, and cooked chicken to a large bowl. Stir to mix all the ingredients, making sure the rice is fully coated in the sauce.

Fried Rice preparation

Step Two: Air Fry the Fried Rice

Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe dish that’s small enough to fit inside your air fryer basket. Cook the rice at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

Step Three: Add the Egg

While the rice is cooking, add the eggs to a bowl and whisk them together until they are well combined. After the cook time is up, remove the basket from the air fryer and pour the eggs over the top of the rice. Then, return the basket to the fryer and allow the eggs to cook for 3 minutes.

Step Four: Add the Veggies

After cooking for three minutes, remove the air fryer basket again and stir the rice to mix in the cooked, scrambeld eggs. Then, add the frozen peas and carrots to the mixture. Carefully stir the veggies into the rice, then return the basket to the air fryer to cook for 5 minutes. When the cook time is up, allow the rice to cool slightly, then garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onion before serving.

Air Fryer Fried Rice

Can You Cook Rice in the Air Fryer?

Preparing your rice in the air fryer is a great option if you have the right equipment. Since you can’t place rice directly in the air fryer basket because the basket has holes in it, you’ll need a dish to cook the rice in. You can use a pan made specifically for cooking in your air fryer. But if you don’t have an air fryer pot, any oven-safe dish will work in your air fryer. Just make sure you use a dish that’s small enough to fit inside your basket without blocking the air flow.Air Fryer Fried Rice Recipe Ideas

Once you have this basic air fryer fried rice recipe down pat, you might want to try some different variations to change it up the next time you make it. Try these recipe ideas to create a delicious new fried rice recipe in your air fryer.

  • Leave out the chicken. To create a delicious fried rice side dish for your next meal, try leaving the chicken out of this recipe. You can combine the rice and sauce ingredients for your fried rice without the chicken to create a simple side or delicious vegetarian recipe.
  • Add more vegetables. In addition to frozen peas and carrots, you can add a variety of other vegetables to your fried rice. Popular options are corn, green beans, water chestnuts, broccoli, and cauliflower. If using larger veggies, like broccoli stalks, you may need to increase the cook time to ensure your vegetables are cooked through or precook your veggies before adding them to the air fryer.
  • Try different meat. You can also swap out the cooked chicken for your favorite protein to easily change up this simple recipe. Substitute cooked pork, shrimp, or steak for the chicken in this recipe to make your favorite fried rice recipe at home.
  • Start with cold rice. If you have extra time preparing this dish, try using cold rice when making your fried rice in the air fryer. Making the rice ahead of time and placing it in the refrigerator is the best way to prepare your fried rice. Allowing the rice to cool will help it soak in the sauce ingredients and give it that classic Chinese fried rice texture when it’s finished cooking.
  • Try brown rice. While fried rice is traditionally made with white rice, you can make your recipe a little healthier with the use of brown rice. Simply prepare your brown rice according to the package instructions, then combine it with the rest of the recipe ingredients.

Overhead view of Air Fryer Fried Rice.

How Do You Store Leftover Fried Rice?

If you have leftovers after enjoying your chicken fried rice, you can store the extra rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. To reheat the rice, simply place it back in the air fryer for four to five minutes. Or heat the rice in the microwave for around one minute.

Closeup of Fried Rice with chicken and vegatables on a plate.

the air fryer.

Air Fryer Fried Rice

Making your favorite take-out recipes at home is a great way to save money. And with the help of your air fryer, you can speed up the cook time of a variety of delicious Chinese recipes. This simple air fryer fried rice recipe features all the elements of classic fried rice without all the extra work!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer, Chinese
Keyword: Air Fryer Fried Rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 484kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice steamed
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil extra to drizzle on when serving, if desired
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds extra for garnish, if desired
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup chicken cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 cup mixed frozen vegetables I used peas and carrots
  • green onions for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix rice, onion, soy sauce, sesame seeds, sesame oil, ginger and chicken.
  • Place mixture in a dish to fit your air fryer basket. Air Fry at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
  • Remove, stir the rice, and add the whisked eggs to the top. Air Fry for 3 more minutes to cook the eggs.
  • Remove and fold in vegetables with eggs rice mixture. Air Fry for 5 more minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy. Garnish with more sesame seed, chopped green onions and a drizzle of sesame oil if desired.

Notes

***I used this pan to prepare the fried rice: Vortex Nonstick Cake Pan

Nutrition

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2449IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg
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Alyse

Thursday 4th of August 2022

Looks delicious! Is it gluten free?