Fried Rice


June 18, 2015

Fried Rice 5 0 5 60
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 5 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 35 mins

  • Yields: 4


2 c white rice

3 c beef stock OR chicken stock

4 tbsp peanut oil

1 large brown onion

4 cloves garlic

Handful chopped almonds

2 eggs

1 cup frozen vegies (corn carrot peas capsicum)

1/2 cup chopped bacon

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce


1Put stock in slow cooker set to HIGH.

2Heat raw rice and oil in hot saucepan til rice gets golden brown constantly stirring ( 3 mins)

3Add the veggies and 2 eggs stir for 1 min , then add to slow cooker and mix in with stock.

4Cook bacon in fry pan til crispy add to slow cooker

5Cook onion in fry pan until golden add the garlic, chopped up almonds, soy sauce, fish sauce and anything else you wish to add flavour then add it to slow cooker.

6Cook on high for 1.5 hours WITH A TEATOWEL 🙂


8Note by Slow Cooker Central: Original recipe stated 2 cups of stock but consistent feedback was it was a better outcome with 3 cups of stock so we have updated recipe accordingly

Submitted by Juanita Cash


109 Reviews


February 9, 2020

This was absolutely delicious and so full of flavour. I don’t think I will make friend rice the traditional way again. I used a Sunbeam 5.5l which runs a little hot, rice was ready in just over 1 hour.


February 7, 2020

I made this for the first time today.
Super easy and really just like our local takeaway.

Sadly a drawback of many multicookers over real slow cookers. In this recipe I think the extra moisture will be absorbed ok during the short cooking time so hopefully you’d be ok 🙂


January 31, 2020

I am unable to use the tea towel method with my multi cooker. Will it be too wet? Thanks


January 4, 2020

What type of rice does everyone use? 😊


January 2, 2020

Absolutely delicious meal, will never cook fried rice any other way. My two children 3 and 8 (fussy eaters) both came back for more!


December 12, 2019

Hi I would like to make this on the weekend to have as a side dish at a bbq. I am still experimenting with my slow cooker. I was wondering if I doubled the recipe will it require double the cooking time? Thanks


November 13, 2019

Followed the recipe to a tee and this was not good at all. The rice was rock hard and the dish was just a globby mess. Sorry pass


November 11, 2019

Amazing recipe, I was very trepadasious as it didn’t compute in my brain how this could possibly work but I followed the recipe to the letter, just used carrots, peas and corn. It s smelled amazing and everyone loved It. Will be making again


November 10, 2019

Made this yesterday. Followed the instructions. Used beef stock and added a touch not beacon then it said.
Was yummy but not like take away fried rice at all, not even slightly. I ended up adding a little extra soy sauce to my plate as it was pretty bland too.
Also I only cooked for an hour as it was ready and I left it for maybe 20 minutes after that with lid and power off to cool down and pack away and it had turned into mush.
I would make this again but now know it’s just a very basic fried rice and I wouldn’t consider it anything special.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 10, 2019

Yes add cooked chicken


November 10, 2019

I read in the comments some people added chicken. Is it cook chicken?


November 9, 2019

Amazing. I have never cooked fried rice mainly because I thought I could never get the right taste like the take -away shops. How wrong was I. I have wanted to make this for awhile. Plucked up the courage and OMG its amazing. Going to be making this more often. A quick and easy meal. The only thing I changed was 1cup of Chicken stock and 1 cup of Beef stock. Took the tea towel off for the last half hour of cooking so it wasn’t too dry.

Info here … The Teatowel Trick


November 4, 2019

Can I ask why the tea towel


October 1, 2019

Doubled this recipe and added extra stock.
Didn’t have fish sauce to added Worcestershire sauce instead. Tasted great!

Maryanne Vella

September 30, 2019

Best fried rice ever. I have tried many fried rice recipes but they never came close to take away fried rice. This is spot on. Love that I don’t have to pre cook rice. I follow the recipe but I add a bit more bacon because we LOVE bacon. Sometimes I don’t add the almonds just because. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

Gayle Rose

September 28, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous. Every bit as good as the local Chinese takeaway. Makes heaps!!


September 9, 2019

Very Important Message. Just adding to my previous review back in June/July 2019 – YES STILL LOVE IT. My first attempt was spot on perfect, but for some reason on my second attempt I stirred the mixture every half hour. WHAT A MISTAKE. So just making a note to help others if they are silly like me. DO NOT STIR THE MIXTURE EVER OR AT LEAST UNTIL 1.5 HOURS. As on my 3rd attempt it was perfect like my first attempt. Yum

The oil is used in the step of frying the rice

Miranda Marino

August 24, 2019

When do you use peanut oil and fish sauce

Leanne Moraitis

August 19, 2019

Best slow cooker fried rice ever. I add one extra cup of stock and stir in cooked prawns at the end. My fussy kids love it. So easy!

Jo the stock is already in the slow cooker
The egg goes with the rice at the end of that stage then that’s all added to slow cooker


August 13, 2019

Do you just just mix the uncooked eggs and stock together and pour into slow cooker.


July 30, 2019

Just a further note, I didn’t add the almonds.


July 30, 2019

Omg this is so yummy. I doubled the recipe and used beef stock. I also added 500 grams of cooked chicken. Will definitely be making this again.

Trish Kelly

July 25, 2019

Thank you Paulene.l have the sunbeam Sear and Slow Cooker, that’s why l asked. All new to me😊

No it won’t boil in slow cooker and doesn’t need to 🙂

Trish Kelly

July 25, 2019

Do you bring stock to boil first

Petrina Pearce

July 20, 2019

Fantastic recipe. After reading the reviews, I added 3 cups of chicken stock instead of 2 & left the almonds out. I made this to go with the sticky honey chicken my son made from this site. Will definitely make again.


July 3, 2019

Easy as and worked perfectly. Added 3 cups of stock as suggested in comments. Only needed 1 hr as I was using my big SC and it cooked fast.
Oh and I’ll add more egg after it’s cooked next time, I LOVE excess egg in my rice. Great recipe.


July 2, 2019

Cooked perfectly
I ended up putting 3 cups of stock to 2 cups rice.
Didn’t have bacon, so put leftover chicken in it.
I also didn’t use any sauces as my step father is allergic. It was a bit dry, but still nice. I will put soy sauce in my personal bowl next time. I’d also probably use one more egg.


June 13, 2019

UMMM WOW! Why have I only just found out about this (thanks to the facebook shares that’s how). Thank you. This was super amazing. Fried Rice in the slow cooker – really!? YES! Not gluggy, not sticky. Cooked to perfection. Only modification I did was as suggested – 3 cups of stock instead of 2. Mine actually was cooked in the 1.5 hrs. I would do a few other modifications for flavour (like less oil, more soy and maybe chinese five spice) but this recipe is the perfect base for fried rice in the slow cooker that actually works and is worth trying people. Loved it. And like others said re-heated great by the microwave.

Pam MacLeod

May 30, 2019

This is my favourite fried rice dish. As Ive become more confident with it, I omit the fish sauce, add Chinese 5spice etc. I don’t add bacon but have added chicken. I find its a great one to begin with and is easily adapted to individual taste.


May 15, 2019

I made this yesterday and it was my first time use of slowcooker. Turned out pretty good and was delicious


April 16, 2019

Can you substitute the fish sauce for extra soy or sesame oil? Can you use any other oil beside peanut oil.


January 30, 2019

Made this this morning for tea Omg so easy did use 3 cups of stock and no nuts and cooked for 1 and 1/2 hours.

I used long grain rice and I did do mine in a 3.5L cooker. Here is my review of what I did from further down the comments >> “Made this for the first time yesterday after reading all the glowing reports… they were absolutely right!
This is literally the only way I’ll make fried rice in future – it was that good!
The flavours were spot on and the rice was fluffy and separated, not at all gluggy or sticky
The only changes I made:
I used 3 cups of chicken stock instead of 2 after reading comments here
I added 1 tablespoon of sesame oil along with the other sauces
I cooked it for around 2HRS HIGH
That’s the way I’ll stick with in future as the result was perfection 🙂
Cooked mine in a 3.5L slow cooker
ps it also reheated well in the microwave in a couple minutes as I’d made mine earlier in the day so just reheated at dinner time”


January 16, 2019

Hi, sounds great. But two questions:
Does it fit in the 3,5 l Slowcooker?
Which sort of rice do you use?
Greetings ftom Germany 🙂


December 4, 2018

Feeling a little underwhelmed. Followed the recipe, took into account all suggestions but still ended up something pretty average. I did love the addition of the almonds though.

Tracey Arthur

October 30, 2018

This was a big hit in my household. Have been asked to make this a gain. Very delicious.

Delphine G

September 4, 2018

Yum yum ! 1st attempt and was a hit.
Used fresh veggies, 3 cups of stock and a tiny bit of sesame oil with worcester sauce, delicious.
Will make again 😋


September 2, 2018

I wouldn’t have believed it, but this is brilliant. Turned out perfect, delicious. As others have said, I will never make rice any other way again. This recipe is going straight to the pool room lol.


August 6, 2018

Made this last night and it was the best fried rice i have ever partner raved about it all night !! a definite keeper!!


June 19, 2018

So easy!! Will do it tonight 😋


June 17, 2018

Fried rice was so easy to make taste so good didn’t have fish sauce so put extra soy sauce and put some prawn in with it yummy. Next time I will only put it on for hour as my slow cooker cooked it abite faster and some of the fried rice stack to the bottom. Thanks for the recipe will be cooking it again.


June 16, 2018

Lovely, easy fried rice. Will be a keeper….

It does make rather a lot for 2, so next time I will halve it and see how I go. We won’t mind eating fried rice for the next few days 🙂


June 12, 2018

Family and I really enjoyed this recipe. Only change was I added 3 cups of stock and cooked for 2 hours on high. A definite winner.


May 28, 2018

I can’t eait to cook this but How long would you cook this on a low setting? My slow cooker does not have a big setting.


May 24, 2018

Yum yum yum! So easy – I did use 3 cups of stock and stirred it half way through so the rice cooked evenly and it worked a treat! Best fried rice I’ve ever made 😊


May 5, 2018

I enjoyed the flavour of this recipe. As others have said, exactly like Chinese take-away! I added 3 cups of stock, an extra tablespoon of soy sauce (personal preference)and a teaspoon of sesame oil. I found that after 1.5 hours my rice was still firm and not all liquid had been absorbed. Another 20 mins and it was edible but still could have done with a little longer I think. This was in a 4.5 Litre cooker.


May 5, 2018

made this last night was a bit dry lol so next time will add more stock. I didn’t add almonds but did add chicken to make it a meal was a hit with my very fussy 11 yr old daughter who said she didn’t want it just wanted to try a little and ended up having a big bowl Haha


May 1, 2018

5 stars. Simple but taste fantastic.


April 30, 2018

Trying this recipe now, I’ve read all the reviews and hints/tips. I started out putting 3 cups of stock in the slow cooker, fried the rice off etc added everything to the slow cooker with the tea towel, just checked it and it’s dry and gluggy 😩 I’ve added an extra cup of stock and praying for the best. I have a feeling it’s not going to work out, it may be the quality of rice, it may be the slow cooker….. 🤔

Heather Carmichael

April 29, 2018

First time cooking Fried Rice. Nice and tasty. Used 3 cups of stock, peas instead of mixed vegies and cooked the egg and added at the end. Cooked 90 mins in Sunbeam Secret Chef. Will halve the recipe next time as it made quite a bit for 1. Thanks Juanita.

I’ve seen mixed review for using this
Some said no some said yes

Nancy Murphy

April 24, 2018

Love this recipe. Made it as per Pauline’s review. Last time added Chicken and made it a main meal. Will never make Fried Rice any other way. Always recommend this recipe to my friends. Great recipe Juanita !!!


April 22, 2018

I normally use basmati rice; is that ok for this recipe?

Rita Fiorentino

April 22, 2018

Best fried rice ever. Will never make any other way again.


April 21, 2018

Loved this recipe, so easy!! I’d recommend stirring once halfway through x


April 21, 2018

Yum yum yum!
I made it as per Paulines review and was so good!

Janelle Arnott

April 19, 2018

Had this tonight with chicken & spicy plum sauce. Bloody beautiful- or as my 18 year old grandson has been saying sing he was two, tealicious!


April 19, 2018

I don’t have any any peanut oil, I have sesame; olive and canola oil, what would be the best substitute? And do I still use 4 tbsp if I’m substituting? Thanks

Daniela Nonkovic

April 17, 2018

Made the Fried Rice everyone talks about and was pleasantly surprised how good it turned out 🙂

Changes I made:
-200g chopped ham (in lieu of bacon)
-2 cups veg

I did forget to add an extra cup of stock – some of the rice was a bit firm at the 1.5 hour mark so added 1/2 cup water. Next time I’ll add 3 cups of stock as recommended!
I might also add more soy sauce next time as I like a bit more prominent flavour.

Fiona Phelan

April 16, 2018

My family loved this. I cooked mine as per Paulene’s adjustments in comments above and left out the almonds. It was the first time I used my 5L slow cooker from Kmart ($20) & I found that the rice was done in 40 mins on High. I stirred through a tin of pineapple pieces before serving.


April 13, 2018

Great recipe, was a definite winner. Quick and easy preparation and lovely flavour. I thought it tasted better than takeaway.
I made it a second time using basmati rice and after 1.5 hours the rice was still crunchy. Added more water and cooked fora lot longer but rice was still firm. I wouldn’t use basmati again.


April 12, 2018

Best Fried Rice recipe ever! I made it last Saturday for a dinner party. I was a bit nervous lol as I hadn’t made it before but after reading all the reviews I decided to give it a go. It was devoured by all and everyone commented on the amazing flavours. Since made it two more times for the family. Also tastes even better heated up next day.

You can still do it in a bigger one it will be hotter though and will cook faster
Or by all means double it up if you wish 🙂

Kellie Clark

April 6, 2018

Would I double it for a 6 ltr slow cooker? It sounds ( and looks ) delicious and I would love to give it a go! 😀


April 5, 2018

This was the best fried rice i have ever made ..loved that I di dnt have to stand by like I normally would while making fried rice ..just do the first few steps then go outside play with kids or whatever come back in to perfectly cooked fried rice ..Will be doing it this way from now on

Natalie Knight

April 5, 2018

The only way to make it


March 22, 2018

I made this recipe for the first time around 2 or so years ago. It’s delicious! I don’t do fried rice any other way now, and even my VERY fussy toddler loves it too. Always a winner in my household! Best fried rice recipe ever.


March 21, 2018

Yum! I added an extra cup
Of chicken stock and some sesame seed oil! As per comments !!! It’s a hit and hubby taking it to work too!

Nicole Holland

March 15, 2018

I doubled thos recipe usong half white/half brown rice. Added an extra cup of stock and extra soy as i love soy, also used 2x chorizos instead of bacon as i had some asnd added spme capsicum. Will serve with chopped spring onions. Doubling the recipe added about 20mins onto the cooking time but its absolutely delicious. Not gluggy at all, which is how mine usually turns out. Very very yummy. Thankyou 😁


March 14, 2018

Absolutely love this recipe. Was a hit with the whole family. Next time I’m going to add a little extra soy – personal preference!

Easy to make. So much leftover for lunches too!


March 12, 2018

Were it says cook with tea towel do I place the tea towel underneath the lid of the slow cooker?

Made this for the first time yesterday after reading all the glowing reports… they were absolutely right!
This is literally the only way I’ll make fried rice in future – it was that good!
The flavours were spot on and the rice was fluffy and separated, not at all gluggy or sticky
The only changes I made:
I used 3 cups of chicken stock instead of 2 after reading comments here
I added 1 tablespoon of sesame oil along with the other sauces
I cooked it for around 2HRS HIGH
That’s the way I’ll stick with in future as the result was perfection 🙂
Cooked mine in a 3.5L slow cooker
ps it also reheated well in the microwave in a couple minutes as I’d made mine earlier in the day so just reheated at dinner time

Melanie Black

February 26, 2018

I made this for the first time yesterday after seeing all the reviews. It is delicious and the texture of the rice perfect, I will never make fried rice any other way thank you 😁

It goes under the lid … please read full instructions here >> tea towel trick


February 3, 2018

Haven’t made this recipe but it is on my plan for the week. Do you use the tea towel instead of the lid?

Marie Norris

September 30, 2017

Fabulous recipe! Added Sesame oil with the other sauces and in the last half hour added fresh bean shoots. Love the almonds which give another crunch element.

Definitely make again 😉

Natalie Knight

August 6, 2017

Really yummy Best fried rice


August 5, 2017

Delicious!!! Best fried rice I’ve ever made!!

Mary Biddlecombe

July 18, 2017

This is fabulous & only limited by your imagination!
I used 3 tablespoons olive oil & 1 sesame as I didn’t have peanut oil.
I’ve used dried shiitake mushrooms (soaked before adding) prawns, Chinese sausage & more each time it gets better

Darren Comley

July 18, 2017

Brilliant. The best fried rice I have ever made. Cant wait to try it again and start experimenting a little bit. Brilliant side dish. With some added proteins you could have this as a meal in itself!!


July 15, 2017

Made exacty to recipe!
Best rice ive ever made…
Added extra soy at the end. Wont be making fried rice any other way. Big winner in our house


July 9, 2017

Love this recipe, I use oyster sauce instead of soy which works well. Can’t seem to get the rice to brown though, even after more then 5 minutes. Tastes great


July 1, 2017

Wow! I was hesitant with the fish sauce. But didn’t want to alter the recipe as the reviews were promising! I found a less stinky one. Brand Poonsin. This dish did NOT disappoint. And looks exactly like the pic 😍.

Fiona Jackson

June 25, 2017

I made this tonight, what can I say. Absolutely lovely.
Fussy hubby said that’s a winner.

Angela Mo

June 24, 2017

Alterations low gi to the recipe, in Kambrook slow cooker:
Basmati rice, 1 litre chicken stock low salt.
Time: 2 hours in high, good mix around 1 hour. Then 0:30 in low.
Served with finely shopped spring onion and beaten egg pieces on top.

Colleen Arnott

June 21, 2017

Delicious dinner. I made the mistake of using low salt soy so added a dash of normal soy once in the plate. So yummy!

Why use a slow cooker for that??
That will answer your question haha


June 12, 2017

really dont know why you would slow cook something that takes 10 min max to do in a pan

Joanne Ward

June 12, 2017

What could I add instead of fish sauce or just leave it out? Thanks

Leanne Cross

May 25, 2017

If I double this recipe, how much do i need to adjust the cooking time? Ta :o)


May 23, 2017

How would I alter the cooking time if I doubled this recipe? Thanks

Fantastic – thanks for leaving feedback 🙂


April 2, 2017

I Love this dish so easy and it makes such a large amount so I freeze for use at a later date (I cryovac then freeze) then to heat I just put the bag in a saucepan with hot water, when hot open the bag and it comes out as good at when made fresh.


October 2, 2016

I love this recipe! But have made a few adjustments.
I use 3 cups of stock to 2 cups of long rice. I have added cooked diced chicken and also more vegetables including fresh chopped carrot. I don’t stir each layer in and once it’s in the SC with a teatowel under the lid don’t touch it! Let it do its thing. I cook on high for 2 hrs
Hope this helps.

Jessica Gabris

October 1, 2016

This is delicious! I prefer it over take away fried rice. Sometimes I’ll add left over chicken or a roast chicken and sweet Chilli sauce to it as well to make it a full meal

Chrissy Seymour

June 21, 2016

Just bought baby cooker today and this recipe was perfec to go with honey soy legs. Such easy instructions and delicious. Will be doing again and again. Thanks ☺

Sarah Deane

June 20, 2016

This tasted just like the rice from Asian takeaways. I think my slow cooker is a bit old and slow, so next time will cook it for 3 hours. But other wise it’s perfect and will be making it again.


April 24, 2016

I love this recipe. I add more of the sauces as we like it strong and also add some frozen prawns to make it a main meal.


April 7, 2016

Just made this for the first time and was very happy. There’s just 2 of us and we had it as a side so I halved the recipe and it fit perfectly in the baby (1.5 L). I followed the recipe to the letter except the almonds. Delicious! And still have leftovers for lunch yummy.


April 7, 2016

this smells amazing after all the ingredients are added to the slow cooker, i doubled some of the ingredients like the rice and the stock and veggies as we have a large family and the only alteration i did was add smoked paprika while frying the bacon, im in love with this site and the food, gone are the days where slow cookers are only intended for stews


February 22, 2016

Have made this twice now with 2 different size slow cookers and it wirked perfectly both times. It’s so easy and very tasty. Will be a regular.


January 28, 2016

Great recipe, very easy and turned out even better than take away fried rice! Will make again!


December 24, 2015

i love this recipe! i make it all of the time and it comes out perfectly!

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