Do you like recipes where the payoff in flavor is disproportionate to the amount of work involved? If so, you are going to love this easy Blackstone Fried Rice! It is healthy, satisfying, and such a fun recipe to make. (And it says less than 30 minutes to make!) Dish it up for yourself, and you will see how ridiculously delicious it is.
When we make rice, I always make extra. That way, we can repurpose it the next day to make Fried Rice on the Blackstone Griddle.
It is simple and makes the perfect easy side to most any protein.
Why is a Blackstone Griddle Perfect for Making Fried Rice?
If you are new to griddle cooking, you may be wondering why the Blackstone Griddle is the perfect choice for making fried rice.
First, it heats up evenly, so you get perfectly cooked fried rice every time. It offers much more even cooking than my electric stove.
Second, the griddle’s size means that you can cook a large batch at once - perfect for feeding the whole family. (Especially when you have teenage boys!)
Or you can cook a separate protein on the other side of the griddle at the same time if you aren't adding tofu, chicken breast or thighs, or shrimp to your Blackstone Griddle Fried Rice!
Finally, the surface of the Blackstone griddle is seasoned to keep the rice from sticking. This makes cooking super simple and cleanup a breeze.
So what are you waiting for? Give this easy Blackstone Fried Rice recipe a try and see how delicious it is!
You won't be disappointed.
Ingredients for Making Fried Rice on the Blackstone
- Avocado Oil: I like to use avocado oil for its high smoke point and mild flavor. Feel free to use your favorite oil. If you want to use butter, I recommend mixing it with avocado oil to increase the smoke point.
- Eggs: Use three large eggs. (You can use more or less to your personal preference.)
- Bell Pepper: Green, red, or yellow bell pepper all work here.
- Onion: You can use red, white, or yellow onion.
- Carrot: Make sure your carrot is either grated or diced to make sure it cooks through.
- Rice: Use cooked and completely cooled white rice. I like to make it the night before.
- Soy Sauce: Soy sauce, gluten-free tamari, or coconut aminos (which is gluten and soy-free) can be used interchangeably.
- Ginger: Adjust the amount of ginger to your liking. Fresh ginger can pack a surprising amount of heat, so if you are serving small children you may want to reduce the amount.
- Sesame Oil: This adds an extra punch of flavor, but you can omit it if you don’t have it on hand.
- Seasonings: Red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper are all you need. Want more flavor? Garlic powder and smoked paprika are also great options.
- Toppings: Feel free to add your desired toppings. Scallions and sesame seeds work great.
Tips & Tricks
- Chop your veggies into small pieces to ensure they cook evenly. No one wants to bite into a big chunk of uncooked carrot or onion in their fried rice!
- You want your rice to be cool before you make fried rice. If you are cooking rice fresh, I recommend spreading it on a baking sheet to allow it to cool quickly.
- Adding a protein to your fried rice makes it a meal. You can use pork (such as ham or bacon), steak, shrimp, tofu, or chicken.
- Feel free to play with the veggies! Other great options include frozen peas, zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, and corn.
Blackstone Fried Rice makes a great vegetarian meal all on its own!If you are looking to serve this with a separate protein, try Air Fryer Chicken Thighs, Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks, or Blackstone Chicken.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use any veggies in your fried rice, but we prefer to use onions, peppers, and carrots. You could also add in some mushrooms, broccoli, or even corn.
If you want to make a more protein-packed meal, you could add some chicken, shrimp, or tofu.
We usually just use whatever veggies we have in our crisper drawer.
Yes, you can! In fact, we often use frozen veggies during the week because they are already chopped up and ready to go.
If you use frozen veggies, just be sure to thaw them first, so they cook evenly with the rice.
Yes, you can cook fried rice on the stovetop.
If you don't have a Blackstone Griddle, you can use a large skillet or wok over medium to medium-high heat.
Be sure to stir often, so the rice and veggies don't stick to the bottom and burn.
Tools Needed to Make Blackstone Fried Rice Recipe
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Store leftover griddle fried rice in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two days. Reheat over high heat.
How to Make Blackstone Fried Rice
Making hibachi fried rice on the Blackstone is super easy. First, heat your griddle to medium-low and add in some oil.
Then, add in your beaten eggs and cook until set, about one minute. Remove to a plate and chop.
Next, add in your veggies. I like to use a mixture of bell peppers, onions, and carrots.
Add in a tablespoon of soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari) and some minced ginger. Fry until crisp-tender, about three to five minutes.
Now, it's time to add in the cooked rice.
I like to use jasmine rice, but you can use whatever kind of rice you have on hand.
Stir in the remaining soy sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Cook for three minutes, stirring frequently.
Finally, add the egg back in and cook for two minutes. Serve with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
How To Make Chicken Fried Rice on a Blackstone Griddle
If you want to add chicken to your fried rice, cook it on the other side of the griddle while the eggs and veggies are cooking.
Season the chicken with some salt, pepper, and soy sauce (or tamari).
Cook until browned and cooked through, about five to seven minutes for smaller pieces. Remove to a plate and chop.
Stir the chicken back into the fried rice when you add the egg.
You May Also Like:
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- Blackstone Quesadillas are such an easy meal that the family will beg you to make time and again.
- Looking for a simple way to cook rice to make this recipe? Try this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice.
Blackstone Fried Rice
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil (plus more as needed)
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1 bell pepper diced
- 1 red onion diced
- 1 carrot peeled and grated
- 4 cups cooked jasmine rice
- ¼ cup soy sauce divided (or gluten free tamari)
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger more or less to taste
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- For serving: chopped scallions and sesame seeds
- Heat your Blackstone to medium low and add the oil.
- Add the eggs, and cook until set, about 1 minute. Remove to a plate and chop.
- Add the bell pepper, onion, and carrots.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce and ginger.
- Cook uncrisp-tendernder, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add the cooked rice, remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili flakes.
- Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the egg and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Top with scallions and sesame seeds if desired.