Air Fryer Fried Rice

Air Fryer Fried Rice

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Fried Rice is an increasingly popular meal in American, South Asian, and Continental cuisines. Although the meal is originally Chinese, people have adapted it to their taste and now you can see so many recipes for fried rice out there!

So what’s so different about my recipe? Just go ahead and you will get to know that you can make fried rice now in an air fryer, and within a blink of an eye! Heading to the kitchen already? Oh! And you can also make use of your leftovers.

Ingredient for Air Fryer Fried Rice

You need simple and easily available ingredients to make the fried rice.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Fried Rice
  • Cooked rice
  • Eggs
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Bell peppers
  • Green onions
  • Oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger and garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Ingredient notes and Variations

Cooked rice: when you are boiling rice for the fried rice, be sure to keep it slightly undercooked as it gets cooked in the vegetables also. To give your recipe a nice twist, try using cauliflower rice. This will also make the dish keto-friendly. You can also use brown rice since it has a higher nutritional value.

Eggs: eggs give a flavorful addition to the fried rice. I also prefer adding a bit of food color to the omelet mixture, which makes the fried rice pop out on the dinner table. If you have to go vegan, you can omit using eggs.

Carrots: finely chopped carrots make the air fryer fried rice crunchy, delicious, and healthy.

Peas: Me and my children love the peas in our fried rice, so it is a must for us. If you don’t like peas, you can try adding green bell peppers or mushrooms. The recipe is open for customization.

Bell peppers: In my recipe, I prefer adding one bell pepper of each color so that the final appearance is as colorful as possible. If you don’t have all three of them, try adding at least red and green bell pepper. Yellow bell pepper can be replaced with corn as well.

Green onions: the stalk of green onions forms a crunchy garnish over the prepared fried rice. Alternatively, you can use a few leaves of coriander too.

Oil: since we are making the rice in an air fryer, only a bit of oil will do the trick. You can use olive, sesame, avocado, or any vegetable oil you prefer.

Soy sauce: A Chinese rice recipe is incomplete without soy sauce. The sauce makes a unique flavor profile with all the vegetables and gives a unique taste. You can use dark soy sauce as well but in lesser than recommended amounts.

Ginger and Garlic powder: when you make the fried rice in a wok on the stove, nothing gives a better and bold flavor than crushed garlic. But in this air fryer recipe, you can use powdered garlic and ginger for additional convenience.

Salt and black pepper: use kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper as per your taste.

How to Make Air Fryer Fried Rice?

Step one: Preparation

Take a large-sized baking dish that is air fryer-safe and can fit in your air fryer.

whisk eggs into the bowl

Crack the eggs in the baking dish and whisk them well.

Add rice and mix them well so that they are thoroughly coated with eggs. Take care not to break the grain of the rice.

Add the chopped carrots, bell peppers, peas, any optional vegetables you like, soy sauce, ginger garlic powder, salt and black pepper.

Mix all of them thoroughly.

Step two: Air fry the Rice

preheat air fryer to 400F

Preheat the Air fryer to 400°F for at least 5 minutes.

rice and veggies ready for air frying

Set the baking dish in the Airfryer and allow the rice to cook for at least 12 minutes.

When the rice is fully done, serve it on a serving platter and sprinkle some chopped green onion.

Fried Rice in the air fryer

Serve with a side of Manchurian, stir-fried vegetables, or a simple salad.

Air Fryer Fried Rice ready for serving
Air Fryer Fried Rice

Air Fryer Fried Rice

Adalynn Ward
Air Fryer Fried Rice is a popular meal in American, South Asian, and Continental cuisines. Although the meal is originally Chinese, people have adapted it to their taste and now you can see so many recipes for fried rice out there!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 4 persons


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 carrot diced
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ bell pepper diced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make?

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • In a baking dish, mix eggs, cooked rice, diced carrots, peas, bell peppers, and chopped green onions.
  • Sprinkle soy sauce, ginger powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over the rice mixture. Mix well to combine.
  • Set the dish in the Air fryer.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the rice is crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve hot and enjoy your delicious air fryer fried rice!


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 33.2gProtein: 6.9gFat: 9.3gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1076mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 2.6gCalcium: 32mgIron: 3mg
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Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!