Fried Rice

Wheeeeeee I’m back from Food Blog Forum Orlando 2012. I spent the weekend learning from food blog top dogs like Jaden of Steamy Kitchen, Diane & Todd from White On Rice Couple, and many other wonderful people who came to share and exchange advice about food blogging. I will be putting together a recap of the amazing event as well as some of the things I learned on Wednesday. On that note, from now on I will be posting every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. More details will be shared on Wednesday!

Here’s how to make the fried rice:

In a big frying pan, stir fry baby corn, water chestnuts, carrots, red onion, peas, shrimp and cashews:

Toss frequently for 3 minutes, then add the rice, eggs, soy sauce, and sriracha. Enjoy!

Fried Rice

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 15 oz can baby corn, cut into rounds
  • 4 oz can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup shrimp
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 4 cups cooked rice, preferably a day or two old
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha


  1. In a very large frying pan or wok, heat up the oil over high heat until it's almost smoking. Add the baby corn, water chestnuts, carrots, red onion, peas, shrimp and cashews.
  2. Toss frequently and cook for 4 minutes until the shrimp and vegetables are cooked. Add the rice to the pan and toss to warm. Crack the eggs into the pan, then add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sriracha. Toss for another 4 minutes until heated through and all ingredients are distributed. Serve and enjoy!


Recipe adapted from Simply Sensational Food.

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  • avatar Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts March 19, 2012, 12:38 pm

    I love fried rice, this looks like a tasty version of it. Can’t wait to hear your recap of the conference! I really wish I could attend one :(

  • avatar Eliot March 19, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Fried rice is one of my favorites and I love all the ingredients in this version. Your trip sounds soooo fun!

  • avatar Jamie @ Cookin' with Moxie March 19, 2012, 2:20 pm

    Homemade fried rice is always better than at a Chinese restaurant, don’t you agree! Great SRC pick!

  • avatar sportsglutton March 19, 2012, 2:24 pm

    I like the inclusion of the baby corns with the fried rice. So fun.

    Looking forward to your recap post.

  • avatar March 19, 2012, 2:53 pm

    Thankyou for cooking from Your version of the recipe looks delicious although I have never tried the ingredients you have used.

  • avatar Jo March 19, 2012, 3:01 pm

    I love fried rice, but haven’t made any in ages! Just been getting it from my favorite chinese place nearby. I will have to remedy that soon!

  • avatar Deanna March 19, 2012, 3:27 pm

    I’d leave out the shrimp for me, but this looks delicious and healthy. Great addition to SRC.

  • avatar heidi March 19, 2012, 3:57 pm

    It sound like a fun blog event! Love the rice dish and all the ingredients – makes me want to make something with fried rice right now :-)

  • avatar Tina@flourtrader March 19, 2012, 4:29 pm

    This is a new variation of fried rice than I am used to seeing, so I have saved the recipe. Glad you landed on this one for SRC.
    Also, I look forward to your pics from the event in Orlando. No doubt there was some awesome food and you met some great fellow bloggers there!

  • avatar Norma Chang March 19, 2012, 8:14 pm

    That’s a different way to make fried rice, looks good and I am sure taste delicious.
    Looking forward to hearing all about your trip to Orlando.

  • avatar Kristen March 19, 2012, 10:28 pm

    Looks (insert 100 ways not to say) delicious! I had so much fun this weekend. Looking forward to reading Wednesday’s post ;-)

  • avatar Bloggy Writer March 20, 2012, 1:54 am

    I love friend rice, and I am also collection various variations of it, this one is my latest addition. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

  • avatar anne March 20, 2012, 4:57 am

    We need that recap asap ! hahaha Love that very colorful and yummy fried rice ! I really want a bowl or two of that now ! :D

  • avatar Tommy March 20, 2012, 11:20 am

    Wow, that fried rice looks better and healthier than any other fried rice I’ve seen before! I really pays off to make it yourself.

  • avatar Raymund March 21, 2012, 1:04 am

    I love your container, is that ceramic?

  • avatar Stephanie March 25, 2012, 1:13 am

    Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

    • avatar Joanne Ozug March 25, 2012, 7:24 am

      Hey Stephanie, Can’t wait to check out your sites!

  • avatar Lisa~~ March 25, 2012, 11:04 pm

    Love the chunky veggies in the rice, so colorful and delicious looking.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  • avatar tina September 7, 2012, 10:29 pm

    My fried rice is always wetter than i want it to be. How do I get the color & saltieness ( ie from soy sauce) without making the rice turn out too wet?

    • avatar Joanne Ozug September 8, 2012, 8:18 am

      Hi Tina, if you want a drier fried rice, I suggest you use rice that is a few days old, so that it is drier to begin with and has lost some moisture.

  • avatar Selina January 2, 2013, 4:52 pm

    Hi Joanne, should you use a specific type of rice or does any old white rice do. Also, does it matter if the peas and carrots are frozen?

    • avatar Joanne Ozug January 3, 2013, 1:02 am

      Hi Selina, you could do white or brown rice, either works! I would thaw the carrots and peas first so you don’t get excess water in the rice. Happy cooking =)


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