Hot and Sweet Ginger Scallion Fried Rice


Hope you all had a beautiful long weekend and you and your house is all set for a gorgeous week. My weekend, lets say it was good; I just have a sink full of dishes staring at me, hampers full of laundry pleading my attention and just about everything in my house not in its place. Good Lord, what I was doing on long weekend I don’t know!


OK before I start cleaning the aftermath of long weekend let me share with you my yet another ridiculously easy and delicious go to recipe, “Hot and Sweet Fried Rice”. Well this recipe is like a sister recipe for “Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce” one of the most loved recipes here on Simply Reem. The flavor profile is almost same with little changes here and there. This fried rice is fun and easy to make and it’s a perfect meal for any hour. Trust me a meal cannot get any easier than this!


If you want you can add some veggies or meat of your choice. To make really good fried rice you need cooked rice that is a day or two days old, trust me it makes all the difference. So boil some extra rice, keep it in the refrigerator and give a try. I am sure you will love it.


So you all have a beautiful week and enjoy!

Hot and Sweet Ginger Scallion Fried Rice

Yield: 2 serving


  • 3 cups rice, cooked, preferably a day old
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt as needed.
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Lime wedges on side.
  • For Sauce-
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (I like Franks Red Hot Sauce, but you can use any brand)
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar


  1. In a bowl mix all the ingredients for sauce and keep it aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet on high heat. When the oil starts to shimmer add the rice and stir-fry it for 30-45 seconds.
  3. Now quickly add the sauce and keep stir-frying the rice for another minute.
  4. Add the scallions (reserving 1 tablespoon for sprinkling on top) and sesame oil and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove the wok from the heat; add the chopped cilantro and lime juice and toss everything well. Check for seasoning and add salt if needed.
  6. Take out the fried rice in the serving platter, top with reserved scallion and serve immediately.


You can adjust the heat according to your taste.

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  • Kiran @ February 19, 2013, 7:35 am

    Love scallion fried rice!! Yum!

  • Nash at Plateful February 19, 2013, 8:02 am

    Oh yum!! In love with the photos too!

    • Reem February 19, 2013, 8:06 am

      Thanks dear!

  • Bam's Kitchen February 19, 2013, 8:11 am

    Deliciously simple but some amazing photography that would make any dish look fabulous. I love your rustic look it is so professional! Take care, BAM

  • Rosa February 19, 2013, 8:12 am

    Scrumptious! Those pictures are stunning.



  • Sanjeeta kk February 19, 2013, 8:24 am

    Bookmarking the simple and yet full of flavors! Lovely presentation Reem.

  • Joanne February 19, 2013, 12:39 pm

    I love a good fried rice and the flavors in this sound beyond awesome! Can’t go wrong with ginger and scallion together!

  • thyme (sarah) February 19, 2013, 12:55 pm

    I do have some leftover rice and I would love to give this a try. The photos are simply delicious!

  • Radhika Vasanth February 19, 2013, 1:32 pm

    Oh long weekends are meant to take break from the regular chores. My home resembles just like yours.
    And I heart that bowl of sweet and spicy goodness and your photographs

  • Kankana February 19, 2013, 4:57 pm

    Beautiful light on the photo and that bowl, absolutely love it!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 19, 2013, 7:42 pm

    Your rice looks so delicious, I wish I had a bowl for lunch today!

  • yummychunklet February 19, 2013, 10:04 pm

    No wonder you have an empty bowl! The rice looks delicious!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 19, 2013, 11:40 pm

    Love photos Reem! And there are those glasses again! I’m looking everywhere for some here :D

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook February 20, 2013, 6:50 am

    This is a sister recipe for the soba recipe? Then I must love this one too! You mentioned about soba noodle… I should make it again! That was so delicious and can’t wait to try this one too! Maybe with your honey sriracha chicken!

  • Lail | With A Spin February 20, 2013, 10:10 am

    Perfect timing, Reem. I have some left over rice in the refrigerator and was thinking of making fried rice. I’ll give this recipe a try for dinner. Stunning photography.

  • Radhika @ Just Homemade February 20, 2013, 6:43 pm

    Reem, my first time here. (Though I’ve heard about you from Kankana, all good things of course!) Saw the first photo on pinterest and loved it. Great mood and light..

    • Reem February 20, 2013, 11:02 pm


      Thanks for stopping by! I have heard many good things about you from Kankana too..:)

  • Vijitha Shyam February 20, 2013, 8:37 pm

    That bowl looks so beautiful Reem! I am loving the composition.

  • Juliana February 21, 2013, 12:02 am

    I like the sound of this rice, very fragrant and flavorful Reem.
    Hope you are enjoying your week!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 21, 2013, 4:49 am

    Loving these images, especially that great shot of the water glass.

    • Reem February 21, 2013, 6:36 am


      Thanks you for your kind words, your work inspire me everyday… And coming from you these words means a-lot to me :)


  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 21, 2013, 9:41 pm

    I have so much cleaning to do too! Ugh. I hate managing your own house.

    This fried rice looks amazing though. I have a pancetta version that’s my usual go-to but I think that needs to change!

  • Karen (Back Road Journal) February 22, 2013, 12:25 am

    I’m really liking the look of your blog and the wonderful photos. Your rice sounds like it would be great with your sriracha chicken from your previous post.

  • Raymund February 22, 2013, 2:25 am

    I bet this would go well with some sticky honey soy chicken wings

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom March 15, 2013, 6:57 am

    this fried rice looks so delicious and amazing. . I should not be visiting your site this late at night. everything looks delicious!