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 Sitting with Sunny in Springdale and hearing about her efforts to honor Korean War veterans while eating her wonderful fried rice is one of my treasured memories. 2020 Photos of the Year | The Salt Lake Tribune, "2020 Photos of the Year," 31 Dec. 2020 Chef Geronimo Lopez takes fried rice to another level with robust rocoto pepper mayo and Peruvian-style corn chalaca. Mike Sutter,, "Critic’s picks: The best 25 San Antonio restaurant dishes of 2020, from an enchilada-puffy taco hybrid to roasted octopus," 23 Dec. 2020 Baltimore, South Carolina, Egypt and Norway are credited in recipes for meat pie, fried rice, chicken and fish pudding, respectively. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Time travel for Christmas dinner with this 1904 Gold Medal Flour cookbook," 23 Dec. 2020 The slices sizzle in a metal pan until the meat renders its fat, which glosses a finale of fried rice. Los Angeles Times, "Where to order takeout and delivery in Koreatown," 13 Dec. 2020 This is a story that puts you through a whole gamut of emotion — from frustration, admiration, joy, to sadness — all while discussing fried rice on a bagel. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, "Longreads Best of 2020: Food," 10 Dec. 2020 Make a trip to your nearest Panda Express, which operates on normal restaurant hours, to fill up on fried rice, lo mein and all your other favorite Chinese dishes. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "All the Restaurants Open on New Year's Day 2021, Including Starbucks, McDonald's and More," 10 Dec. 2020 After dinner, the leftovers are divided up among family members, and the fried rice is always the first to go. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Grandma’s Thanksgiving fried rice stars, before and after the holiday meal," 19 Nov. 2020 When stir-fried, kimchi mellows out, becoming the perfect base for fried rice or grains or dumpling fillings. Amber Lee, Bon Appétit, "My Fridge Isn’t Complete Without a Massive Jar of Kimchi," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of fried rice

1795, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jan 2021

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“Fried rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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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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