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Fried rice

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Fried rice is a dish of cooked rice that has been stir-fried in a wok or a frying pan and is usually mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, seafood, or meat. It is often eaten by itself or as an accompaniment to another dish. Fried rice is a popular component of East Asian, Southeast Asian and certain South Asian cuisines, as well as a staple national dish of Indonesia. As a homemade dish, fried rice is typically made with ingredients left over from other dishes, leading to countless variations. Fried rice first developed during the Sui Dynasty in China.[1]

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Fried rice
Thai-style seafood fried rice
Alternative names
  • arroz mamposteao – Puerto Rican Spanish
  • arroz frito – Philippine Spanish
  • bai cha (បាយឆា) – Khmer
  • bokkeum-bap (볶음밥) – Korean
  • bhuteko bhat (भुटेको भात) – Nepalese
  • yakimeshi (焼飯) – Japanese
  • chǎofàn (炒饭(s); 炒飯(t)) – Chinese
  • chaufa – Peruvian Spanish
  • cơm chiên, cơm rang – Vietnamese
  • htamin gyaw (ထမင်းကြော်) – Burmese
  • khao pad (ข้าวผัด) – Thai
  • nasi goreng – Indonesian/Malay
  • sinangág – Tagalog
  • sinanlag – Cebuano
  • singlé násî - Kapampángan
TypeRice dish
CourseMain course
Place of originChina
Region or stateWorldwide
Main ingredientsCooked rice, cooking oil
Chǎo fàn
Khao phat
Nasi goreng
Arroz chaufa, Peruvian-Chinese fried rice
Korean kimchi-bokkeum-bap

Many varieties of fried rice have their own specific list of ingredients. In China, common varieties include Yangzhou fried rice and Hokkien fried rice. Japanese chāhan is considered a Japanese Chinese dish, having derived from Chinese fried rice dishes. In Southeast Asia, similarly constructed Indonesian, Malaysian, and Singaporean nasi goreng and Thai khao phat are popular dishes. In the West, most restaurants catering to vegetarians have invented their own varieties of fried rice, including egg fried rice. Fried rice is also seen on the menus of American restaurants offering cuisines with no native tradition of the dish. Additionally, the cuisine of some Latin American countries includes variations on fried rice, including Ecuadorian chaulafan, Peruvian arroz chaufa, Cuban arroz frito, and Puerto Rican arroz mamposteao.

Fried rice is a common street food in Asia. In some Asian countries, small restaurants, street vendors and traveling hawkers specialize in serving fried rice. In Indonesian cities it is common to find fried rice street hawkers moving through the streets with their food cart and stationing it in busy streets or residential areas. Many Southeast Asian street food stands offer fried rice with a selection of optional garnishes and side dishes.