7 Easy Fried Rice Recipes, from Inasal to Shawarma

A collection of simple fried rice recipes that will impress your Asian parents, but fuss-free enough to throw together anytime.
4–6 servings
Prep Time
15 Mins
Active Time
15 Mins

There's no better back pocket recipe than fried rice. It can take whatever you throw at it—leftovers, wilting veggies, your favorite condiments—and turn it into a hearty, filling meal any time of the day.

Spiff up your leftover rice with these fried rice recipes, which take inspiration from dishes we love, from chicken inasal to shawarma to lechon paksiw.

  1. Inasal Fried Rice
  2. Shawarma Fried Rice
  3. Instant Ramen Fried Rice
  4. Laksa Fried Rice
  5. Lechon Paksiw Fried Rice
  6. Hotpot Fried Rice
  7. Pepper Lunch-Inspired Fried Rice

Inasal Fried Rice


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lemongrass, sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp liquid seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cane vinegar
  • ½ tbsp annatto powder

Inasal Fried Rice

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 400g chicken thigh, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt, to taste
  • 4 cups day-old cooked rice
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