Leftover rice meet Sriracha heat…
Sure, fried rice is already a dish often full of strong flavors, but who denies the Sriracha gods when the perfect use comes around? Sriracha’s delicious heat, and lack of vinegary aftertaste, make it a perfect addition to this dish to deliver some extra oomph. The touch of ginger, too, gives this recipe a delicious edge. It’s earthy, warm, and bold all in one.
Sriracha fried rice is good on its own. You can serve it as a vegetarian entree, or side, as is. But for you meat lovers out there, topping it with grilled chicken or shrimp. It takes on a whole different world of heartiness. Note: Fried rice was invented to take care of those clumpy rice leftovers, so do not use freshly cooked rice. The taste and texture will be totally different than you expect.
If you’re looking for other ways to finish off that Sriracha bottle, take a look at these recipes as well. One of our favorites is turning your favorite hot sauce into your favorite new seasoning. Homemade Sriracha powder is so easy to make, and it’s an excellent everyday spice. Or for another rooster sauce inspired meal, give these Sriracha meatballs a try.
Sriracha Fried Rice
- 3 cups cold cooked rice
- 8 baby corn chopped
- 2 scallions white section only, chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 3 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon ginger minced
- Black pepper to taste
- Grilled chicken or shrimp Optional, to top
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil, coating the bottom in the process.
- Add in the scallions, garlic, and ginger, and cook until aromatic (approximately 30 seconds).
- Add in the baby corn and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
- Add in the rice and peas. Stir for 2 minutes while breaking up any rice clumps.
- Add the Sriracha hot sauce, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Stir to combine.
- Add black pepper (to taste).
- Plate the rice, then top with either grilled shrimp or grilled chicken (optional).