Beef fried rice | RecipeTin Eats

It is a GREAT beef mince recipe. Fried rice made with floor beef tossed in an intense savoury sauce, it’s received additional protein from egg and good quantity of veg so it’s an entire dinner you will get on the desk shortly. And significantly scrumptious (you’ll see me scoff it!).

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Beef fried rice

Have you ever ever thought to make fried rice with beef mince? It really works superbly! Fry up floor beef in an intense savoury sauce till it’s superbly caramelised, then toss it by way of rice with fluffy bits of scrambled egg and greens of alternative.

So fast to make – no chopping uncooked meat! And in my model, I’ve opted for much more comfort by making this with frozen diced veg. As a result of I completely purchase into the entire snap-frozen factor.

However in case you’re a greater individual than me, please don’t let me cease you from chopping up recent greens. Additionally, glorious fridge clean-out alternative!

Beef fried rice in a bowl ready to be eaten
Respectable quantity of veg, protein + starch = full dinner in a bowl!

In case you doubt me – right here’s proof of deliciousness, and how briskly that is to prepare dinner! (Errr, sure, and stylish second dropping rice down my prime 😂).

What you want

I like to make use of fairly an intense flavoured savoury sauce to fry up the meat so the rice doesn’t style too “beefy”. Which could sound contradictory, however is what I would like with fried rice – a pleasant steadiness of all of the flavours mixed in reasonably than the meat flavour dominating.

Beef fried rice sauce

Ingredients in Beef fried rice
  • Soy sauces – We’re utilizing each gentle and darkish soy sauce on this recipe. What’s the distinction? Darkish soy stains the rice that deep mahogany color in addition to including fairly intense soy flavour. Mild soy sauce gives the salt with out overwhelming with soy flavour, and doesn’t stain the rice.

    Substitutions -You need to use solely gentle soy sauce or simply an all-purpose soy sauce (ie bottle simply labelled “soy sauce” with out “gentle” or “darkish” in entrance of it) however the rice color gained’t be as darkish. However you can not use solely darkish soy sauce as it is going to make the rice black and the soy flavour will probably be approach an excessive amount of! Extra on various kinds of soy sauces right here.

  • Oyster sauce – A load of flavour, multi functional sauce! It’s candy and savoury and add is a neat flavour shortcut in dishes. Makes a daily look in Asian dishes, from Pad See Ew to Asian Glazed Salmon to Honey Pepper Beef to Supreme Soy Noodles. And Steamed Asian Greens with Oyster Sauce!

  • Chinese language cooking wine (Shaoxing wine) is a necessary ingredient for making really “restaurant tasting” fried rice (and noodles and stir fries!). With out it, the dish will probably be missing one thing. 

    Substitute with Mirin, cooking sake or dry sherry. 

    Non alcoholic sub – sub cooking wine with 1/4 cup low sodium rooster broth/inventory, anticipate to stir fry an additional minute to permit for evaporation. And (large tip) add a knob of butter on the finish and toss by way of till melted.

  • White pepper and sugar – For seasoning. White pepper is often utilized in Asian dishes as a result of you may’t see it in clear shiny sauces in stir fries, like cashew rooster, chop suey (rooster stir fry). Whereas in case you use black pepper, you find yourself with little specks within the sauce.

Stuff within the fried rice

Don’t have day-old-cooked rice? Don’t do that recipe – you’ll be disenchanted with gluey fried rice! Make Baked Fried Rice as an alternative (begins with raw rice, and it’s superior!). Use the meat to make Asian Beef and serve collectively.

Ingredients in Beef fried rice
  • Cooked rice – Any sort of rice can be utilized however it must be day outdated so it’s dried out. So then when it’s fried up with sauce, the rice will get properly moistened however remains to be fluffy and crumbly, reasonably than gluey and sticky.

    TIP – Hold baggage of cooked rice in your freezer. Tremendous useful standby for stir fries, and fried rice on demand!

  • Beef mince – That’s floor beef, to People. I take advantage of lean in fried rice. Pork, rooster and turkey additionally work nice on this recipe!

  • Frozen veg – I take advantage of frozen for comfort, within the spirit of this fast ‘n simple recipe. However please be at liberty to be a greater individual than me and chop up no matter greens you need!

  • Onion and garlic – Important flavour base. We sauté it up first to flavour the oil.

  • Eggs – We scramble these in sesame oil for pretty flavour. I really like fluffy egg bits in my fried rice, plus it’s additional protein!

  • Inexperienced onion – For freshness and color. Although you gained’t destroy this dish in case you don’t have it.

make beef fried rice

Utilizing beef mince is so useful for fast meals – no chopping or prep required!

How to make Beef fried rice
  1. Combine the sauce in a small bowl.

  2. Scramble the eggs in somewhat sesame oil (love the flavour it provides!) then take away onto a plate. (BTW, this fried rice might be cooked in a big wok or a big non-stick pan).

  3. Cook dinner beef with sauce – Begin by cooking the onion and garlic to get the oil properly flavoured. Then prepare dinner the meat, breaking it up as you go, till you not see uncooked meat. Then add 2 tablespoons of the sauce and prepare dinner for two minutes.

  4. Caramelise beef – Add the frozen greens (nonetheless frozen is ok) then prepare dinner for an extra 2 minutes to thaw and prepare dinner the greens, plus get the meat properly caramelised. Caramelisation is essential for good flavour right here! It makes such a distinction getting a pleasant “sear” on mince (living proof: Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls, Asian Beef Bowls, Spicy Firecracker Beef – and so forth…).

  5. Rice – Add rice and sauce, toss for a few minutes till the rice begins to caramelise too.

  6. Toss by way of egg – Then lastly, toss by way of inexperienced onion and scrambled egg then serve!

Freshly cooked Beef fried rice

And there you have got it! It truly is a fast recipe. 12 minutes to prepare dinner up and minimal prep. It’s child pleasant however if you wish to give it a fiery increase, a drizzle of sriracha or dollop of your favorite chilli paste actually wouldn’t go astray.

Like to know in case you give it a go! – Nagi x

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Beef fried rice


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Recipe video above. GREAT fast dinner to make with beef mince, full with veg, protein and starch! The trick is utilizing a robust savoury sauce and caramelise the meat effectively for additional scrumptious flavour.Frozen cooked rice is a staple in my home. Haven’t got day-old-cooked rice? Do not do that recipe – you will be disenchanted with gummy rice! Make Baked Fried Rice as an alternative (begins with raw rice, and it is superior!). Use the meat to make Asian Beef and serve collectively.


  • Combine Sauce components in a small bowl, then put aside.

  • Scramble eggs – Warmth sesame oil in a big wok or non-stick pan over medium excessive warmth. Add egg and prepare dinner, stirring gently, so it’s softly scrambled. Take away onto a plate.

  • Cook dinner beef – Warmth vegetable oil in the identical pan over excessive warmth. Add onion and garlic, prepare dinner for 30 seconds. Add beef and prepare dinner, breaking it up as you go, for two minutes or till you not see uncooked beef. Add 2 tablespoons of sauce and prepare dinner for 1 minute.

  • Veg / caramelise beef – Add frozen greens and prepare dinner for two minutes or till the meat will get properly caramelised – that is the trick to nice flavour so don’t shortcut this!

  • Rice & sauce – Add rice and remaining sauce. Toss for two minutes till the sauce is effectively dispersed all through the rice and the rice grains begin to caramelise a bit.

  • Egg & inexperienced onion – Then add scrambled eggs and inexperienced onion, give it a fast toss to disperse then divide between bowls. EAT!

Recipe Notes:

1. Soy Sauces:
* Darkish soy sauce is labelled as such, gives color and offers extra flavour to the sauce than different soy sauces. Bought at Aussie grocery shops these days. Fallback: sub with extra unusual or gentle soy (beneath)
* Soy Sauce – unusual all goal soy sauce, they simply say “soy sauce” on the label (eg. Kikkoman). May use Mild soy sauce – bottle is labelled as such.

2. Oyster sauce – might be substituted with a vegan/vegetarian oyster sauce. OR use hoisin as an alternative – comparable thickness and provides comparable quantity of flavour however has 5 spice flavour added. Completely different however comparable ranges of tastiness (if that is smart!)
3. Chinese language cooking wine (“Shaoxing wine”) is a necessary ingredient for making really “restaurant customary” fired rice. Substitute with Mirin, cooking sake or dry sherry. Non alcoholic sub – sub cooking wine with 1/4 cup low sodium rooster broth/inventory, anticipate to stir fry an additional minute to permit for evaporation. And (large tip) add a knob of butter on the finish and toss by way of till melted.
4. Meat – can sub pork, rooster, turkey mince
5. Rice – Must be day outdated rice so the rice is dry and the fried rice is crumbly. If it’s freshly cooked, the fried rice finally ends up sticky and gluey. Not good, my mates!
TIP: Hold baggage of cooked rice in your freezer. That is what I do. Helpful to only reheat for stir fries (sprinkle of water makes all of it steamy!) and it’s crumbly sufficient for fried rice. Win win!
6. Leftovers will maintain for two days. Could be frozen – reheat in microwave with a sprinkle of rice to moisten it up.
Diet per serving assuming 4 servings.

Diet Data:

Energy: 471cal (24%)Carbohydrates: 50g (17%)Protein: 22g (44%)Fats: 20g (31%)Saturated Fats: 5g (31%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 3gMonounsaturated Fats: 10gTrans Fats: 1gLdl cholesterol: 124mg (41%)Sodium: 782mg (34%)Potassium: 499mg (14%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 4740IU (95%)Vitamin C: 11mg (13%)Calcium: 67mg (7%)Iron: 3mg (17%)

But to satisfy a fried rice I don’t love!

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