Fried Rice

Fried rice is not a Sri Lankan dish but it’s very famous dish in Sri Lanka just like other countries in the world. Day to day meals and in special occasions like weddings, fried rice is a main dish in the menu. This is a very basic fried rice which I have shown below. But there are so many kind of fried rice, like chicken fried rice, egg fried rice, seafood fried rice, mix fried rice which is included eggs, bacon, ham, chicken and sausages also. And there is just vegetable fried rice too.
If you are a vegetarian prepare this dish without eggs, I’m sure you’ll love it.
Try this basic fried rice by yourself and I hope you’ll like it…
All the very best with the recipe.

6 cups cooked basmati rice
2 cups carrot – julienne
2½ cups leeks – julienne
1 cup beans – small pieces
1 cup green peas – 1 cup
2 medium size onions - sliced
3 cloves of garlic - chopped
1.5cm x 1 ginger - chopped
70g butter
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 eggs – beaten (optional)
Black pepper power
Salt to taste

Heat the wok in medium heat and add ½ amount butter into the wok. When butter is ready add ginger garlic mix and keep it for 2 – 3 seconds, then add the onions and little bit of salt and let it cook for nearly 2 - 3 minutes.
When onions are ready, add the carrot with little bit salt and mix it well. Let it cook for nearly 5 minutes or you can see the colour difference when the carrot is cooked. At that point, add the leeks and let is be there for 2 minutes. And then add beans & green peas also. Mix it well. Let it cook for nearly 2 – 3 minutes.
Then add the beaten eggs and make scramble eggs when it’s cooked mix it well with the vegetables.
Reduce the heat into low and then add all the sauces into the wok, mix it well.
Now you can add rice and mix it well.
Taste for salt.

You can have the fried rice with any kind of meat or fish you like. Or even you can eat it without any curry but little bit of Chinese Chili Paste :-).

1. Carrot and onions will cook quickly, in that case you have to add little bit salt with those two ingredients to get the nice taste.
2. If you use grated carrot, during the cooking time, large amount of water will come out from carrot, and the fried rice won’t taste good. So what I’m saying is, if you want to taste nice fried rice don’t use grated carrot.
3. When you are adding eggs into the vegetable mix, first scramble the eggs in a separate pan or just keep the vegetables aside in the same pan. If you do it like that, in the end you’ll get a nice colour in the fried rice. If not the eggs will coated in the vegetables and fried rice won’t be colourful rice.
4. If you like you can use Maggi or Knorr soup cube in the fried rice. If you are using, with little bit hot water make a paste and add it when you are adding sauces into the vegetable mix.
5. If you are making large amount of fried rice, mix them both in a separate pan with small portions.



  1. Thank you so much for this!

  2. hey plz put up a recipe devilled fish or chicken to go with this :D

  3. the best one i've come across!

  4. Amazing recipe, thank you for taking the time to put this online. Made it twice now

  5. Could ypu post a recepe for pickle with dates and shalots?thank you;)

  6. could you please post a good chinese chilli paste recipe? thanks.

  7. Really nice, i will try it today. Thanks

  8. ur awsome nice work keep it up chef.

  9. Keep it up girl we love your cooking solutions But It's been a while...............About time to make a new recipe...............Love ya

  10. pls can anyone say me how to make chille paste in sri"s yammy..i love favourite

  11. Its really taste. i have done it today. thank you.

  12. thanks for your lovely recipe.made it.could you please post how to make biriyani.

  13. hiiiiiii , wow it was awesome , can u guide to prepare chiili paste what they serve with fried rice in lanka i m from india i loved the recipe:)

  14. hi Hi chamarie,

    can you please do a video of 'kirata iyapu malu"?

  15. Hi I have really enjoyed the batu moju. Please show us how to make malu ambul thiyal.

    Thank you

  16. Hi I love your recipes. I have been looking for a pol mallum recipe online and haven't found a good one. Can you please post it on your website? I would appreciate it a lot. Thank you in advance

  17. Hi all,

    Thanks a lot for your nice comments & for the encouragement :-). will come back soon with a new recipe. also will try to do the requested recipes too :-)

    @Pearl: I have done a malu ambulthiyal recipe, but still no video yet :-(, if you like try this.

  18. Sorry, forgot to comment..

    We made this many months ago, and it was super!
    Now this is one of our common main courses for the guests too.. (they love it too). Thank you very much!!!

    Isuru (living in Sweden)

  19. Hi chamari akke
    I live in Korea south. i improved my skill about cooking by trying many recipes trough your web site. thank you very much.We taste your recipes very deliciously.wish you good luck. bye.....May triple-jams bless you

  20. All these people who state that the fried rice recipe is excellent etc. have not noticed that the ingredient black pepper power (powder)in the list is not being used at any stage of the cooking. The administrator of this site must double check these things before publishing them in the cloud.

  21. Can some one teach the authentic recipe of the chilly paste which is served with friend rice in Sri lanka .Thank you !

  22. thank you so much for all your wonderful (any kind, ie. keera) and stuff like that. thanks a million!!! :)

  23. I was looking forward this ! Thanks for the sharing !

  24. thanks ah.............

  25. hmmmm itz nyc!!! I'm gonna try it.. :)

  26. විවාහක මා රැකියාවට නේවාසිකව දුරක සිටීමට සිදුවිය!ඹබේ පිසි මේ බත්එක මා අයිස් කුකරයේ පිසිමි. අද සිට කඩෙන් බත් කන්නේ නෑ! ස්තුති!

  27. Thanks and I will try it it looks wonderful. Could you let me know how many cups of raw basmati or samba rice should be taken per person. Very often I end up with too much left over rice. Hopefully you will see this soon.

  28. Hi Chamari, Thank u 4 sharing the receipe.I have cooked fried rice before a little bit but I learned more things from ur video.I am goona cook this coming Saturday.Cheers.from Brisbane. Australia

  29. yummmm yummmmmmmm.... thank you so much chamari

  30. I don't know how to cook basmathi rice properly ��

  31. Thank you so much Chamari. I have tried several recipes of yours including this one. keep up the good work.

  32. i use coconut oil instead of butter
    that makes it taste more sri lankan as i have experienced

  33. How many servings does it make? thank you :)


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