fried rice

noun

Definition of fried rice

: a dish of boiled or steamed rice that is stir-fried typically with soy sauce, beaten egg, chopped meat, and vegetables

Examples of fried rice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arroz chaufa, a Peruvian version of fried rice, is another example; it might be tossed with seafood. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2022 Noodle Bar: This Asian restaurant serves a mix of authentic Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes, including soup and stir-fried noodles, fried rice and chef specials like Peking duck and spicy kung pao seafood. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 Margaret Yee, who owns Utah’s oldest operating Chinese restaurant, had prepared a lunch of fried rice, noodles, wontons and short ribs as a gesture of thanks to the researchers who are helping her community reconnect with its heritage. Matt Stirn, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Mar. 2022 The secret to a great fried rice is all in the leftovers. Christopher Kimball, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 Peruvian dishes include ceviche, fried rice with shrimp, lomo saltado, skewered beef hearts, papas rellenas and many other items. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 25 Mar. 2022 Strike that: perfect fried rice is all about using up leftover rice, followed by texture. J. Kenji López-alt, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Mar. 2022 Then another dish, whose recipe was created with the musician Solange, arrives: typhoon shelter shrimp fried rice, with garlic and scallions and bright red tobiko for an extra umami crunch. New York Times, 8 Mar. 2022 The basis of most Filipino breakfasts is sinangag, or garlic fried rice. Dorothy Hernandez, CNN, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fried rice

1795, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

21 May 2022

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“Fried rice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fried%20rice. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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