The Busy Cook’s Guide to Fried Rice

Our Mushroom Fried Rice recipe is more than an easy, one-pan meal that everyone will love. It’s a cook’s best friend. Use this cooking guide, then mix and match ingredients - whatever you like or have on hand in your fridge - to create your own signature dish.

Fried Rice with Tempura Chicken

Start with the Rice

Use chilled, cooked rice – preferably leftover - to get the perfect chewy texture. Warm, freshly-cooked rice is too sticky. In a hurry? Spread freshly cooked rice on a sheet pan and put it in the freezer for a few minutes for a quick cool down.

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Veggies

Next Come the Veggies

Cut them all about the same size so they cook evenly. Do this the night before. Or stop by Dierbergs Produce Department and pick up diced carrots, green peppers, onions, Mann’s broccoli and cauliflower.

Then cook this way…

  1. Dense veggies first – broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green beans.
  2. Medium veggies next – asparagus, bell pepper, kale, mushrooms, onion, snow peas.
  3. Tender veggies last – bok choy, chick peas, corn, napa cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini.

Tempura Chicken

Protein

Throw in a little cooked meat, poultry, or seafood at the end. Cut, dice, or shred into same-size pieces and add along with the egg (see Mushroom Fried Rice Recipe).

Make it Yourself: chicken, turkey, beef, pork, shrimp

Dierbergs Deli & Seafood Shortcuts:

  • Tempura Chicken Bites
  • Flaked cooked salmon
    - Cooked FREE at our seafood counter and seasoned with Sante Fe Seasoning or your choice of seasoning.
  • Cooked Peeled & Deveined Marinated Shrimp
    - Available in three flavors: Wild Garlic Herb, Smokey Alabama and Lemon Citrus.
    - Find it in the Seafood department.
  • Crab Smart All Natural Seafood Crab Flakes
  • Bornstein Cooked Shrimp (aka Salad Shrimp): All natural Pacific Coast Cold Water shrimp