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Puff Fried Rice

Since Coronavirus hit, we have a lot of rice in our pantry but got bored cooking it the same way every time. I played around with frying it a number of different ways and this was my favorite, fried and puffed. It is such a fun way to enjoy rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Puff Fried Rice
Servings: 2
Calories: 367kcal


  • Pot with Lid
  • Mesh strainer
  • Spoon


  • 2 cups oil for frying
  • ½ cup rice
  • salt to taste


  • Heat a small pot of oil to 350 degrees. Use a thermometer if you have one to see when the oil reaches that temp.
  • Place the extra pot and strainer close by with the strainer sitting in the pot.
  • Drop a piece of rice to see if it "puffs" when you drop it in. Similar to how you would test a piece of popcorn kernel if you were making popcorn on the stove.
  • Carefully pour the rice into the hot oil. Count 5-10 seconds and the rice should be puffed and ready!
  • Pour oil and rice through the strainer.
  • Rice will be very hot! Be careful. Salt rice to taste.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg