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Chilli Garlic Fried Rice Recipe

Chilli Garlic Fried Rice

Easy chilli garlic fried rice recipe in 10-15 mins! Chilli garlic sauce and leftover rice is fried with tofu, vegetables, chili garlic paste and seasoning!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai
Keyword: Fried Rice
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 995kcal


  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Large Wok or Pan
  • 1 Spatula


  • 2 cups Rice cooked, ideally leftover rice (best for fried rice)
  • 4-6 Chillis of choice, sliced (I used thai chilli's)
  • 6 Garlic cloves diced or sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 4 Green Onions sliced thinly (separate whites and greens)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 block Tofu extra-firm, crumbled
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables optional - add what you like!
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce / paste I used Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce (most grocery stores carry)
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder optional for extra garlic flavour
  • black pepper optional to taste


  • First make sure you already have cooked rice. Leftover rice is best for fried rice!
  • Next, heat oil on a large non-stick pan or wok on medium-high heat. While your pan heats up, prepare and slice your chillis, garlic, onions and green onions (separate the whites from the green parts).
  • Once the oil is heated (turn the heat down slightly if it’s too hot), add diced onion and the whites of the green onion on one side and crumble up the tofu with your fingers on the other side.
  • Sauté separately for a couple of minutes, allowing the onions to soften and the tofu to become slightly golden.
  • Add minced garlic and chopped chilis on the side of the onions and sauté for another couple of minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Add frozen mixed vegetables and mix everything together in the pan. Add chilli garlic sauce and cook for another minute.
  • Add your rice (break it up with your spatula as needed), soy sauce, rice vinegar and garlic powder and mix well.
  • Now turn the heat off and mix in the remaining green parts of the green onions. Feel free to give this a taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!


Calories: 995kcal | Carbohydrates: 173g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1871mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1097IU | Vitamin C: 139mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 5mg