If you've ever wondered what to serve with fried rice, I've come up with a number of perfect pairings for you to try! Fried rice is truly versatile and can be served with appetizers, soup, beef, seafood, and much more!
With this list of amazing recipes to serve with fried rice, your days of ordering takeout are over!
Fried rice on its own is delicious, but when paired with these flavorful accompaniments, it becomes an amazing meal. Check out each of these delicious dishes that compliment fried rice!
- 1. Crab Egg Drop Soup
- 2. Crab Rangoons
- 3. Egg Rolls
- 4. Shrimp Rangoons
- 5. Cream Cheese Wontons
- 6. Spring Rolls
- 7. Hunan Shrimp
- 8. Chinese Beef Meatballs
- 9. Prime Rib Orange Beef
- 10. Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
- 11. General Tso's Shrimp
- 12. Chicken With Garlic Sauce
- 13. Sweet and Sour Chicken
- 14. Coconut Chicken
- 15. Hunan Beef
- 📋 Recipe
1. Crab Egg Drop Soup
Crab Egg Drop Soup is an elevated version of everyone's favorite takeout soup. It's very tasty, and it's shockingly simple to put together!
This recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes if you pick up some cooked crab meat. When you're pressed for time, this is the dish you want to create. In addition to that, this dish is sure to impress any seafood lover.
2. Crab Rangoons
These crispy and delightful Crab rangoons are filled with rich cream cheese and tender bits of crab meat. You can serve them as appetizers, snack on them, or even serve them as a side dish with fried rice.
They are so delicious that you and your guests won't be able to get enough so make sure you make plenty!
3. Egg Rolls
Egg rolls are one of our favorite takeout snacks because they have a crunchy exterior yet are warm and flavorful on the inside. As everyone who has ever ordered takeout knows, they go well with fried rice!
They're delightfully crispy, and if you air fry them instead of frying them in oil, they're substantially less fattening. They can also be ready in a matter of minutes!
4. Shrimp Rangoons
Shrimp rangoons are perfect if you want something that is both light and filling at the same time. Despite their popularity in Asian restaurants, making them at home is surprisingly simple.
You'll fall in love with the creamy cream cheese filling that includes chopped chives, soy sauce, spice, and small shrimp. Thanks to the creamy filling and the crisp wontons, this irresistible appetizer is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
5. Cream Cheese Wontons
Serve these delicious appetizers as a prelude to any main course!
A homemade version of the popular restaurant-style Cream Cheese Wonton is created with a crispy, fried-to-perfection wonton stuffed with a savory, silky cream cheese filling.
Making your own homemade Cream Cheese Wontons is a breeze, and they taste better than anything you'll get from a restaurant.
6. Spring Rolls
As far as appetizers, nibbles, and finger foods go, spring rolls are always a favorite! They're delicious with fried rice and lighter than a traditional egg roll.
My favorite part of spring rolls is the variety of dipping sauces you get to choose from! If you're feeling adventurous, you can even whip up your own homemade sweet & sour sauce.
7. Hunan Shrimp
Hunan Shrimp is a spicy and savory blend of wok-fried delicate shrimp and a tasty Hunan sauce. Your Hunan shrimp can be served with vegetables and fried rice for a delicious weeknight family dinner.
It's got my beloved chili oil and chili paste as sauce ingredients, so it really brings that Hunan heat!
8. Chinese Beef Meatballs
The sweet and tangy meatballs are so tender and flavorful, we just can't get enough of them! They are wonderful served with fried rice for a delicious weeknight dinner or any gathering really!
Whether it's a work potluck or a backyard birthday party, you'll be the talk of the town at your next party if you serve these amazing Chinese Beef Meatballs!
9. Prime Rib Orange Beef
Featuring tender pieces of wok-fried prime rib that have been covered in a mouthwatering orange sauce, Prime Rib Orange Beef is a must-try dish.
Serve it with some fried rice, and you've got a filling and delectable meal on your hands. This will make for a special treat that everyone will enjoy.
10. Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
Who can resist tender chicken pieces fried with loads of vegetables and teriyaki sauce? You'll have a fantastic evening meal if you serve this easy and filling dish over fried rice.
Cooking a stir fry on a busy weekday couldn't be more simple, and it's always a crowd favorite!
11. General Tso's Shrimp
Easy-to-make and delicious, General Tso's Shrimp is a tasty blend of shrimp and sweet & spicy sauce. Many people who enjoy Chinese takeout consider this meal to be one of their favorites because of its awesome flavor.
My version of General Tso’s shrimp is slightly healthier and easy to make at home. All you need is some crispy breaded shrimp, my DIY flavorful sauce, and some fried rice!
12. Chicken With Garlic Sauce
Among the most popular Chinese dishes, Chicken in Garlic Sauce is a simple stir-fry dish that has fried chicken pieces in an Asian garlicky sauce. Fried rice pairs wonderfully with this dish!
This garlicky chicken is tender, flavorful, and bursting with tender-crisp veggies. The combination of all the delicious ingredients yields a mouthwatering, nutritious stir-fry that the whole family will enjoy.
13. Sweet and Sour Chicken
Sweet and Sour Chicken is such a classic Chinese takeout meal that we can't get enough of. It is absolutely tasty and is a huge hit with children and adults alike.
I love that you can eat this with various sides, but it goes especially well with fried rice!
14. Coconut Chicken
Chinese Coconut Chicken is a delicious and simple Asian dish. Coconut cream sauce is drizzled over fried tempura-battered chicken breasts before they're served.
This goes great with fried rice, and we never have any leftovers when we serve it that way!
15. Hunan Beef
Hunan Beef, a spicy Chinese takeout dish, is a popular choice for those that like heat! If you want to make it at home, it is rather simple to do so.
Slices of beef are stir-fried in a garlic and pepper sauce with colorful vegetables to create this flavorful Hunan-style food. This dish is a must-try for fans of spicy Asian cuisine, but best of all, it's great with some fried rice!
Next time you make fried rice try serving it with one of these wonderful dishes and let us know how it goes in the comments below!
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What To Serve With Fried Rice: Hunan Chicken Wings (+ More Great Recipes!)
- 2 lbs chicken wings (or wing sections or drummies)
- Combine sauce ingredients: chicken broth, chili paste, honey, soy sauce, oyster sauce, apple cider vinegar, sugar and cornstarch. Whisk until smooth then place over the chicken wing portions (in a ziploc bag or a bowl) and refrigerate to marinate for at least 30 minutes.¼ cup low sodium chicken broth, 1 ½ tablespoon low sodium soy sauce, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 tablespoon chili paste, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 2 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 2 lbs chicken wings
Hunan Chicken Wings
- Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C) and place marinated chicken on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (or a greased baking dish). Remove the chicken from the refrigerated bag or container, saving the excess sauce to heat up and coat the chicken wings with during cooking.
- Place the chicken in the oven and cook for 45-50 minutes or until no longer pink inside. While cooking the wings, heat up the excess sauce over medium heat in a small saucepan until it comes to a low boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Coat the chicken with the sauce (also half way through cooking, if desired) 5 minutes before it is done. Finish with the extra sauce coated on your wings, remove from the oven and serve immediately.
- Garnish with sliced green peppers, sliced chili peppers, or sesame seeds, if desired.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!