garlic scallion fried rice

Garlic Scallion Fried Rice With Chilli Oil

If you love a good fried rice recipe, you need to try this garlic and scallion fried rice.

It comes together in ten minutes and is a fragrant dish emboldened by golden-fried garlic and caramelised scallions. A grated knob of ginger adds heart-warming heat, while a dollop of chilli oil is the final touch adding a fiery depth of flavour.

This is a dish as simple as it is soul-stirring. You can enjoy it on its own or serve it with a fried egg piled on top for a very wholesome meal in itself.

Ingredients For This Garlic Scallion Fried Rice

garlic scallion fried rice

  • Cooked leftover rice: as it is dryer than freshly-cooked rice (which tends to be more moist), leftover rice has the perfect texture for a good fried rice recipe and enhances the flavours of the hero ingredients rather than overwhelming them.
  • Garlic: thinly slice the garlic for texture, making sure to set aside a few fried garlic “chips” for garnish.
  • Ginger: a grated knob of ginger adds a hot and peppery touch to our fried rice.
  • Scallions/ spring onions: these add fragrance and a caramelised depth to an otherwise simple dish!
  • Dark soy sauce: just a splash of soy sauce seasons our fried rice, adding both colour and a hint of umami.
  • Chilli crisp/ chilli oil: a spoonful dolloped at the end imparts shades of fiery heat. While you could use store-bought chilli oil, we are sharing our homemade recipes below too (they’re as quick to make as they are irreplaceable in our arsenal of pantry staples)
Homemade Chilli Oil
A jar of homemade chilli oil is the most versatile condiment to have on hand as you can add it to just about everything from eggs to noodles and even salads. The recipe below is easily adaptable to your taste – simply adjust the ingredients below as per your preference to recalibrate the flavours to your spice threshold!
best homemade chilli oil
Homemade Chilli Crisp
Level up your homemade chilli oil with crunchy bits of onion and garlic for a versatile condiment that can be spooned over everything from eggs and fried rice to soups and noodles.
chilli crisp recipe

Tips For Serving This Garlic & Scallion Fried Rice

  • You could enjoy this dish on its own or served with a fried egg on the top.
Chilli Oil Fried Eggs
Fried eggs cooked in chilli oil or chilli crisp are set to become your new favourite breakfast or brunch, served on rice, ramen or toast!
chilli oil fried eggs
  • You could also pair this dish with other Asian dishes from our archives, such as tofu or stir-fried veggies.
Vegan Mapo Tofu
A deeply-savoury, bewitchingly-fragrant dish suffused with the numbing warmth of toasted Sichuan peppercorns.
vegan mapo tofu recipe
Korean-Style Braised Tofu
Crisp and golden tofu braised in a spicy, savoury and intensely-rich sauce – this one-pan tofu is inspired by the classic Korean dish, Dubu Jorim. It's as simple as it is soul-stirring, pairing perfectly with rice for a deliciously-healthy and wholesome meal.
Korean-style braised tofu

garlic scallion fried rice

Garlic & Scallion Fried Rice

If you love garlicky fried rice, you need to try this version which is speckled with scallions too for a fragrant touch!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2


  • 2-3 tbsp any neutral-flavoured cooking oil
  • 7-8 cloves garlic,thinly-sliced
  • ⅓-½ cup spring onions/ scallions, finely-sliced
  • knob of ginger, grated
  • 1-1½ cups cooked rice (preferably leftover rice which is a day old)
  • 1-2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp chilli crisp/ chilli oil


  • Start by heating any neutral-flavoured cooking oil.
  • Add the garlic and spring onions/ scallions. Grate a generous knob of ginger in. Gently stir and let it all cook until the garlic is golden.
    garlic scallion fried rice
  • Set aside a few of the golden garlic chips for garnish.
  • Then toss in 1 – 1.5 cups of rice.
  • Season with dark soy sauce and chilli crisp / chilli oil. Mix well to combine and taste to adjust.
    garlic scallion fried rice
  • Serve hot with more scallions and the caramelised garlic cloves on top; and DIVE IN!
    garlic scallion fried rice


Keyword easy asian recipes, Easy Vegetarian Recipes, garlic scallion fried rice, simple vegetarian recipes, vegan asian recipes

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