fried rice


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 The slivers of beef filling out the khao pad ped (#27a, $9.99) were anything but dry and only complimented the red curry sauce coating the fried rice, which came off mellow at first bite only to deepen in flavor with every forkful. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Thai restaurant excels with top-notch curries and fiery homemade hot sauce," 6 Nov. 2019 Omurice is a cross between an omelette and Japanese fried rice. Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, "The Japanese Fried-Rice Omelette That Rewired My Brain," 5 Nov. 2019 Seating has grown from 58 to 160, and what was once a cramped spot to grab a late-night bowl of pho (Vietnamese beef-noodle soup) or Chinese mixed fried rice is now a more comfortable spot for a more leisurely meal anytime. Michael Mayo,, "Review: A fresh look at ‘old’ Hard Rock restaurants Kuro, the Bol and a gilded burger at Hard Rock Cafe," 24 Oct. 2019 Hwang also makes two sensational takes on fried rice. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At the best Korean restaurant outside Ktown, start with the amazing dumpling soup," 10 Oct. 2019 Traditional favorites include a variety of noodle soups, dumplings, rolls, and fried rice., "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Dining & Restaurants winners," 5 Oct. 2019 The selection is wide spanning, with categories that include stir-fries, lo mein, fried rice, chow fun, congee, and hotpot. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Where to go for brunch, ice cream, scones and more? You asked, we answered.," 3 Oct. 2019 In addition to Chinese specialties, served à la carte or with chow mein or fried rice, Little Wok serves four kinds of banh mi sandwiches. San Diego Union-Tribune, "What’s new at San Diego casinos: restaurants, beer, mobile apps and menu changes," 8 Sep. 2019 And to wrap the week up and make use of any lingering leftovers, there’s nothing better than a quick fried rice. Paul Stephen,, "The new meal prep: 6 dinners from 3 basic ingredients," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fried rice

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fried rice was in 1907

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7 Dec 2019

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“Fried rice.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of fried rice

chiefly US : a dish of rice that is cooked and then fried with soy sauce and vegetables, meat, or beaten eggs

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