What to Serve with Fried Rice (35+ Tasty Sides!)

Wondering what to serve with fried rice for dinner? Look no further! Here’s a list of the 35+ best sides for fried rice! These recipes are all quick, easy and delicious.

When it comes to serving fried rice for dinner, you can never go wrong with the classics, like Hot & Sour Soup and Garlic Green Beans.

But, what else goes with fried rice for a side?

There are so many options! From veggies, soups, and more!

Keep reading to discover a new favorite recipe to pair with your meal…

Here are 35+ tasty fried rice side dishes!

These copycat Din Tai Fung Green Beans are deliciously crispy and coated with lots of savory garlic and a spicy chili crisp. It’s the best umami-forward side dish to pair with all of your takeout-inspired favorites!
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This Ginger Veggie Stir Fry is bursting with lots of fresh vegetables and coated with a spicy sauce flavored with garlic and ginger. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes!
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Overhead shot of din tai fung cucumber salad on grey plate with chopsticks.
This copycat Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad is bursting with flavor. Beautifully marinated cucumbers drizzled in chili oil is an outstanding vegetarian appetizer you can enjoy for any special occasion!
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Overhead shot of kimchee in jar with chopsticks.
This easy Kimchee recipe will teach you to make authentic kimchi at home. It's easy to do with these simple steps!
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Overhead shot of mongolian beef served in grey bowl sprinkled with green onions.
This recipe for Easy Mongolian Beef makes it simple to make your favorite take out dish at home. It’s a recipe that tastes just like PF Chang’s!
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Overhead shot of bowl of udon soup with soup spoon.
Learn how to make Udon Noodle Soup (Kake Udon) at home. It’s a traditional Japanese appetizer made with tender udon noodles and a rich, dashi-based broth. This classic soup is warm, cozy, and the perfect umami-forward canvas for flavorful toppings.
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Wings arranged on grey plate scattered with cucumbers.
Crispy and juicy chicken wings, topped with a sweet yet spicy combination of soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and Sambal oelek chili paste.
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Cooked potstickers in air fryer basket.
This Air Fryer Potstickers recipe teaches you how to easily cook store-bought frozen dumplings in the air fryer without any excess oil.
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Lettuce Wraps arranged on plate with bowl of sauce.
These PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps are a copycat recipe of their popular dish. Ground chicken is wrapped in cooling lettuce cups and topped with a special customizable dipping sauce.
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Bowl of Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts with chopsticks.
Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and covered in a sweet and spicy kung pao sauce. Toss with roasted peanuts and red chilis for a crazy delicious spin on a classic roasted vegetable.
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Pieces of pork belly in air fryer basket.
Air Fryer Pork Belly is absolutely irresistible! Seasoned with an easy dry rub, these pork belly bites are air fried until they’re crispy, tender + juicy.
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Hand holding chopsticks digging into bowl of mongolian chicken.
This easy recipe for Mongolian Chicken uses chicken breast and a sweet and savory sauce to create a satisfying meal that’s better than takeout. Serve it over noodles or rice for a quick weeknight dinner everyone will enjoy!
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Korean tacos arranged on bright pink plate next to small bowls of kimchi and aioli.
The flavors in these Korean Tacos with Bulgogi Beef are out of this world! Topped with homemade kimchi, avocado, and a creamy chili garlic aioli, these tacos are a make-ahead dream that pack in bold and spicy flavors.
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Close up of meatballs in skillet with mongolian sauce.
Sticky Mongolian Beef Meatballs made in under 30-minutes! The meatballs and broccoli bake together on one baking sheet for extra easy cleanup. Tossed with a delicious, thick, sweet sauce and served over rice or noodles.  
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Overhead shot of kani salad in bowl topped with avocado and sesame seeds.
This light and refreshing Kani Salad, or crab stick salad, is a Japanese-style appetizer made with julienned cucumber, crab sticks, and a tangy mayonnaise-based dressing.
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Side view of plate of kung pao chicken.
Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners. Chicken is simmered in a spicy sauce and finished off with crisp sautéed red peppers and crunchy peanuts.
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Overhead close up of daikon salad in grey bowl with chopsticks.
This daikon radish recipe is dressed simply in a garlic vinaigrette and sprinkled with Korean red pepper powder for a bit of heat.
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Overhead shot of chicken in cast iron skillet.
This Chinese Roasted Chicken is amazing and extra easy. The skin is perfectly crisp and crackly, there’s no basting, and it’s served with a delicious soy-lime dipping sauce. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner!
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Spicy cumin lamb wide noodles in brown bowl with chopsticks.
These boldly flavored Cumin Lamb Noodles are just as delicious as the restaurant version but use much more accessible ingredients. Made with tender lamb shoulder and toasted spices, you’re going to want to make this for more than just special occasions!
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Fried egg on fried rice.
Fried Eggs! Eggs aren't just for breakfast! This delicious Garlic Rice with Fried Egg is made with sticky rice, a sweet soy drizzle, crispy fried garlic, and a sunny-side up egg on top. Break the yolk and mix everything together for delicious spoonfuls of savory, flavorful rice that makes a wonderful and different dinner from the norm!
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This classic Chinese Hot and Sour Soup recipe is easy to make in about 25 minutes, and tastes even better than the restaurant version!
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30-Minute Ground Lamb Stir Fry with Green Beans will be on your dinner table in a hurry. Serve it over rice for a wholesome meal that will bring some excitement to your weeknight cooking routine.
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Kung Pao noodles in cast iron skillet on grey counter flecked with chopped peanuts.
Kung Pao Noodles will quickly become one of your favorite dishes. This vegetarian meal will be on your table in 20 minutes! Plus, it's easy to add your favorite protein like chicken, pork or tofu.
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Overhead shot of tan tan noodles in bowl with black chopsticks.
Tantanmen Ramen (aka Tan Tan Noodles or Dan Dan Noodles) combines delicious ramen noodles and ground pork with a spicy, creamy broth that's seasoned with chili oil, peanut butter and sesame paste.
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Spoon in small bowl of gyoza dipping sauce.
This super quick Gyoza Dipping Sauce is easy to make with 4 simple ingredients. It’s savory, tangy, and a little spicy. The perfect sauce for dumplings, potstickers, spring rolls, and more!
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Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas is a healthy, quick and delicious side dish to go with any main. Ready in 5 minutes, you’ll love the simplicity!
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Egg Drop Soup is so easy to make at home with simple ingredients including chicken broth, eggs, soy sauce, and scallions. Just like at your favorite Chinese restaurant, enjoy this cozy and comforting egg drop soup recipe in less than 20 minutes.
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Learn how to cook bok choy, a healthy Asian vegetable, using the stir-fry method to create beautifully browned edges and crisp-tender stalks.
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The eggplant is grilled until crispy and smoky, and then cooked in a rich savory garlic sauce. This vegan dish is very satisfying, both as a side or a main dish served over rice or noodles. {Gluten-Free Adaptable}
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Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry. Asian leafy greens stir-fried in garlic with a simple soy oyster sesame sauce. A tasty way to get in your greens!
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A delicious recipe for Fresh Spring Rolls that are vegan,
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3 crispy rice sushi bites on plate topped with creamy sauce and spicy peppers.
Crispy Rice Sushi Bites feature creamy spicy salmon (or tuna). Crispy, crunchy and so flavorful! Cook the crispy rice in the air fryer or on the stove, and top with all your favorite toppings. The perfect appetizer for any occasion! 
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Egg rolls: These classic Chinese appetizers are always a crowd-pleaser. They're crispy, savory, and full of flavor
Egg rolls. These classic Chinese appetizers are always a crowd-pleaser. They're crispy, savory, and full of flavor
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This teriyaki chicken will be the best that you ever make! The tender, juicy chicken is coated with the most amazingly flavored sauce. Once you eat this, it will become your new favorite!
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Spring rolls: These light and airy rolls are filled with vegetables and meat, and they're perfect for dipping in a sweet and sour sauce.
Spring rolls. These light and airy rolls are filled with vegetables and meat, and they're perfect for dipping in a sweet and sour sauce.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these fried rice side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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What to Serve with Fried Rice: 35+ BEST Sides

Wondering what to serve with fried rice for dinner? Look no further! Here's a list of the 30+ best sides for fried rice! These recipes are all quick, easy and delicious. Try these Garlic Green Beans. Deliciously crispy and coated with lots of savory garlic and a spicy chili crisp.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 ½ pounds green beans (ends trimmed (about 4 cups))
  • 8 cloves garlic (minced (about 2 Tablespoons))
  • Neutral oil (for frying – like avocado oil, sunflower oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, the amount used will depend on the size of your skillet)
  • 1 Tablespoon chicken broth concentrate (like better than bouillon, or chicken bouillon powder)
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon chili crisp ( or chili oil, optional)
  • Salt (to taste)


  • Optional: Blanch the green beans in boiling water for 20 seconds, then place in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Pat them very dry after draining.
  • If you don’t dry thoroughly, splattering and popping can occur with the oil.
  • Once the beans are dry, pour some neutral oil into a large skillet, just enough to submerge the beans, about ½-1-inch. Heat the oil over high heat, it should be around 350-degrees. To test the temperature of the oil, drop a bean into the skillet. It should start to sizzle immediately.
  • Once the oil is hot, add a handful of beans and fry until you see wrinkling and blistering on the skin, it should take 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove the beans with a slotted spoon or tongs and set aside on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with the remaining green beans.
  • Remove all but 1 TBSP oil from the pan and reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the broth concentrate (or bouillon powder) and water and stir to combine. Return the green beans to the pan and cook for 30 seconds longer. Season with salt and drizzle with chili oil, if desired. Enjoy!


Store leftovers covered and in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. To reheat, either warm the beans in the microwave or a skillet over medium heat.
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Large Skillet


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1174IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg

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