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What spices do you use for fried rice?

post #1 of 9
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I usually cook some veggies and use no spices but the teriyaki/soy sauce, but today I grabbed a package of some 'fried rice seasoning' since it was only 50 cent and I was curious. It smelled awfully strong so I didn't even use the whole package, but it seems to do some good. I've never really even thought about spices for my fried rice, which is a staple in my diet, so what are some spices I should try out?

 

 

 

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post #2 of 9
I usually add Indian black salt to give it that eggy taste, but not spices. If you add spices it turns it into a different dish IMO. If you want to try it out I'd go for:

1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
Pinch of asofetida
1 tsp black salt or adjust to taste

Fry the spices for a few seconds before adding the rice, and then sprinkle the salt over it while it cooks.
post #3 of 9
Earthling, thanks for the black salt reminder! I was trying to think of it today but couldn't remember what it was called (I've been making big batches of chickpeas and experimenting with "chickpea scramble" since I don't do tofu)

On topic, I don't think I make any "spicy" fried rices... I think I need to correct that I do like making a "chinese" type fried rice, I saute onions, garlic, green/red pepper until soft then add the (cooked, obviously) rice and sprinkle with soy sauce. It's pretty yummy with "cherry sauce" but I haven't had that stuff in years (I think it's just full of sugar anyway!)
post #4 of 9
I just use black pepper, soy sauce, sake, sugar, salt and sesame oil and it's great . can add cayenne or chili powder for spice.
post #5 of 9
Get as creative as you want, but soy sauce and sesame oil* are all you really need. Throw in some onion and garlic and you have a meal!

*Note: don't use sesame oil if you are allergic to sesame seeds. Can cause permanent death syndrome.
post #6 of 9
Curry powder, garlic- and onionpowder, paprika, salt and pepper or cumin, chili pepper, paprika, coriander, garlic- and onionpowder, salt and pepper.
post #7 of 9
I make rice fried up with a little bit of curry, cumin and sage, and then some eb and nutritional yeast. Fry it until it gets golden and crispy - really good with a lot of things.
post #8 of 9
Ginger if going for an Asian vibe.

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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Earthling View Post

I usually add Indian black salt to give it that eggy taste, but not spices. If you add spices it turns it into a different dish IMO. If you want to try it out I'd go for:

1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
Pinch of asofetida
1 tsp black salt or adjust to taste

Fry the spices for a few seconds before adding the rice, and then sprinkle the salt over it while it cooks.

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Originally Posted by sleepydvdr View Post

Get as creative as you want, but soy sauce and sesame oil* are all you really need. Throw in some onion and garlic and you have a meal!

*Note: don't use sesame oil if you are allergic to sesame seeds. Can cause permanent death syndrome.

sounds yummers in the tummers....thankies for the heads up.

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