Fried Rice with Cilantro

Fried Rice with Cilantro


"A delicious fried rice. You can use either chicken, pork, bacon or seafood - great with calamari and prawns."


30 m servings 634 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 634 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 84.4g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 32.8 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 562 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet, over medium-high heat. Fry the garlic until golden, then add the chili pepper and chicken meat, and stir-fry until cooked through.
  2. When the chicken is cooked, add the rice, sugar, fish sauce, and soy sauce. Cook over medium heat, stirring gently. When the mixture is well blended, stir in the green onions, basil, and cilantro. Cook for 1 more minute, then serve hot.
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  1. 274 Ratings


This was fabulous. We eat a lot of Thai food, so the ingredients really caught my eye. The only changes I made this time were: substituted one of the tbl of veg oil with sesame oil, prawns ins...

This is EXCELLENT! It makes a great base for fried rice, with limitless options for add-ins. I made mine without the chicken and cilantro; threw in a handful of julienned carrots with the gar...

I am eating this as we speak. I made exactly as written except I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. It is so easy to throw together and is not your traditional fried rice that I am used ...

This is one of the best recipes I've made from this site! I LOVE pad thai, but find it a little time consuming to make. I did add a few ingredients, mainly because they are in pad thai. I cooked...

Very good rice! Important note: the rice measurement should be for UNCOOKED rice, not cooked rice. I made this recipe measuring out 2 cups cooked rice and it was very oily. Use 2 cups uncooked...

This is a wonderful recipe, and incredibly easy to cater to your specific tastes. I used pork instead of chicken and sesame oil instead of vegetable oil, and because I live somewhere that fish ...

I will give it 5 because it is the best "base" for thai style fried rice I have found so far. I actually spiced this up a bit by adding a teaspoon of crushed red pepper (if this is too hot for y...

This is a very flexible recipe. I have made it with chicken, shrimp and most recently, scallops. I think it works best with seafood. The complementing tastes of the basil and cilantro make this ...

My husband loved this fried rice. I squeezed lime (just a little) over it just before serving and it brightened it up a bit. Very good.