A unique, spicy fried rice with the egg on top! If spice isn’t your thing, just use a little Sriracha for flavor!
Ohhh yeah. This dinner is my new BFF. I’ve made it more times in the last few months than I can count. It’s full of flavor, is super simple, and uses one of my favorite under-appreciated vegetables–cabbage! It’s rare for us not have have some leftover rice in the fridge because Ben lives on that stuff. And lucky for me–rice is cheap, and it lasts in the fridge or freezer for awhile. But that “lasting’ sometimes means there’s more leftover rice than I know what to do with. Enter fried rice. You can make a normal fried rice like this one or a kale fried rice or a pineapple fried rice, or you can make a kicked up vegetarian version. Like this one! Sriracha is everyone’s favorite spicy condiment so now you have another use for it!
This dinner hits the spot when you want something homey and comforting but don’t want to wait or take the time to cook a big meal. Sriracha Fried Rice takes a bunch of leftovers [like that cabbage you bought for slaw or to add to salad] and turns them into something amazing! I love the nuttiness of the sesame oil and sesame seeds that are added at the end. They give it another dimension of flavor…. and the leftovers are even better the next day! Just don’t forget the fried egg on top. Drippy yolk + spicy rice = amazing. I bet this would be great for breakfast too! Enjoy!
Sriracha Fried Rice
- 5 tablespoons oil, divided
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup cabbage, chopped or shredded [I usually use at least 2-3 cups cabbage, and sometimes even add in mustard greens too]
- 1 splash Shaoxing wine [or dry sherry or Mirin]
- 1 pinch sugar [omit if using Mirin since it’s already sweet]
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1-3 tablespoons Sriracha depending on your spice preferences
- 4 cups cold, cooked rice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 green onions, diced
- 4 eggs
Heat a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 tablespoons oil and heat, then cook garlic for 30 seconds. Add onion, stirring to coat with oil, and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add cabbage, wine/sherry/Mirin, and sugar and cook for another 4-5 minutes until it starts to soften. Add soy sauce and Sriracha, stirring well, then cook for another minute or so. Add rice, breaking up larger pieces with a wooden spoon, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook rice for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lastly, stir in sesame oil and green onions.
In another pan, heat remaining tablespoon of oil to fry your eggs to desired doneness.
Serve eggs on top of fried rice. Enjoy!