How To Reheat Fried Rice Safely

How To Reheat Fried Rice

In this blog, you will learn how to reheat fried rice at your home in various ways with tips. Let’s get started! All people love cooking, and they try many dishes. Sometimes while preparing any dishes, some leftovers remain. But it is hard to waste food because many people in the world are suffering from starvation.

Sometimes, when we invite our family, friends, relatives, etc., for the course of meal and snacks. The food is prepared according to some guests, despite that, some food gets wasted. If there is leftover of a meal, then no need to worry about wasting that food.

About Fried Rice

Fried rice is a quite common and popular dish in Asian countries. It is a stir-frying dish in which less oil is used to saute rice with veg or nonveg ingredients. It depends on your taste buds. Rice is cooked in a fry pan and if you love veggies then you can add your choice of vegetables. If you love chicken, then you can add any meat (fish, prawn, chicken, etc.) with rice.

Fried rice is often sold by hawkers in the streets which is called street food. It is often eaten regularly (staple food) in Indonesia. However, it was originated in China.

Best Ways To Reheat Fried Rice

1. Reheating Fried Rice By Using a Stove:-

  • Fried rice can be reheated on the stove. It is a traditional and a good way.
  • First, you start by placing a saucepan over the burner.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil or else can use butter and swirl with the help of a spatula to coat the saucepan with oil.
  • Add fried rice to the pan and add some water or veg (or non-veg) broth.
  • By using a fork, gently stir the fried rice, so the rice will get fluffed.
  • Close the pan with a lid and leave it for 4-5 minutes.
  • Now, remove the lid and your hot fried rice is ready, and it can be served hot to your loved ones.

2. Reheating Fried Rice By Using a Microwave:-

  • Using a microwave will ease the reheating process of fried rice. These are as follows:-
  • A microwave-safe utensil is used, so transfer the fried rice into it. This container is safe and is recommended in place of plastic or aluminum containers which are easily available in the market.
  • Add 1 or 2 spoons of water, chicken or veg broth. By adding water, it will help to retain moisture. It will also maintain the texture of the fried rice.
  • Now, with the help of a fork gently stir the fried rice, so the rice will not stick to each other. All vegetables or meat will get mixed properly with the rice.
  • Put the lid on the microwave-safe box and set the timer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now be careful with the hot container while taking it out from the microwave. You can use heat-resistant gloves to hold the container.
  • It is the time to serve or eat hot fried rice with your friends, family, etc.

3, Reheating Fried Rice By Using Oven:-

The oven is mostly used for baking, however, leftover fried rice can be reheated in the oven by following these steps:-

Foremost, maintain a temperature of 350 Fahrenheit before placing the fried rice bowl into it.

You can use stainless steel or oven-safe utensil, instead of using plastic. Put fried rice into this container.

Now add 1-2 spoons of water, it will retain moisture in fried rice.

Put the lid of the container place it in the preheated oven and wait for 15-20 minutes.

Now remove the container from the oven and serve hot fried rice with love!

4. Reheating Fried Rice By Using an Air Fryer:-

By using an air fryer, fried rice can be reheated within less time, and it gives the same taste as reheating on the stove. It is a good option because there is no requirement to add extra oil.

In the first step, you should preheat the air fryer up to 400 F, before placing the container.

Stir the fried rice with a fork to break clumps and place fried rice into a cake or baking tin. The oven-safe container can be used.

Let it sit for 5 to 6 minutes.

Now it is the time to serve or eat hot piping fried rice.


These things are to be kept in mind.

Do not use a plastic container for reheating in a microwave, oven, or air fryer.

Use glass and ceramic crockery items instead of other materials.

Time that is mentioned can be varied if fried rice does not get heated well. Time also depends on the quantity of the fried rice to reheat.

Reheating is done to eat hot and to kill any microorganisms if present in the food.

Leftover fried rice should be stored immediately in an airtight container. It should be kept in a refrigerator, so, it will be safe to eat after reheating.

Fried rice should be stirred properly to make it fluffed.

If leftover remain, then do not let it in room temperature.


Food poisoning can be caused by leftover fried rice. So, the reheating process is very important to kill bacteria. You can save leftovers, and they will also be used to fulfill your craving for food. All the possible ways have been mentioned to reheat fried rice.

After reading this blog, now you can easily and quickly reheat fried rice by using a microwave, oven, stove, and air fryer.

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