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golden egg fried rice

golden egg fried rice

This garlicky golden egg fried rice is another pantry staple recipe with ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen right now! The key to this golden egg fried rice is coating the rice with the egg yolks first –– and then scrambling the egg whites into the fried rice during cooking. It gives you this beautifully rich, eggy fried rice that’s irresistible (to look at and eat) 🙂

What gives golden egg fried rice its vibrant color?

Turmeric is the secret ingredient that gives this golden egg fried rice its extra vibrant yellow color! Just a little bit goes a long way.

What other proteins or vegetables can I add to this fried rice?

To keep this recipe simple, quick-cooking proteins like shrimp or Chinese sausage are easy and tasty additions that would work great in this fried rice!

If you don’t have gailan, you can use broccoli stems, peas, or even asparagus.

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golden egg fried rice

Golden Egg Fried Rice

This pantry staple golden egg fried rice is vibrant, garlicky, and easy to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 3


  • 2 cups cooked rice (day old or fresh cooked with 20% less water)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4-6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 stalks scallions sliced, whites and greens separated
  • 1/3 cup gailan or broccoli stems sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/16 tsp white pepper
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric (optional for vibrant yellow color)
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • neutral oil for cooking

optional toppings

  • XO sauce
  • chili oil


Prepare the ingredients

  • Slice the scallions, and separate the white and greens parts. Mince the garlic. Slice the gailan or broccoli stems on a slight bias.
    4-6 cloves garlic, 2 stalks scallions, 1/3 cup gailan or broccoli stems
  • Separate the egg yolks and whites. Add the yolks to the cooked rice, and save the egg whites for later.
    2 cups cooked rice, 4 large eggs
  • Season the rice with the following ingredients and mix well.
    1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/16 tsp white pepper, 1/8 tsp turmeric

Make the fried rice

  • Heat up a pan on medium heat. Once warm, add 1-2 tbsp of neutral oil. Add the minced garlic and scallion whites. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
    neutral oil for cooking
  • Add the seasoned rice. Stir fry for a few minutes, or until the grains begin to separate (they should start out clumpy from the egg).
  • Add the sliced gailan or broccoli and stir fry for another minute. Push the rice to the side, and add the beaten egg whites. I added a touch of salt here just to season the egg whites, but that's optional.
    1/3 cup gailan or broccoli stems
  • Cook them into a scramble, then mix into the rice. Finish with sesame oil and scallion greens. Taste and season additionally if necessary. Optionally, top the rice with XO sauce or chili oil. Enjoy!!
    1/2 tsp sesame oil, XO sauce, chili oil
Keyword egg fried rice, fried rice
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