Become a Better Cook in 4 Days!

Cook our Miso Fried Rice just once – and you’ll never make this classic Asian dish any other way!

Miso Fried Rice

If you saw this post from earlier in the week, then you already know that Jack and I are on a big ‘cooking with miso’ kick.

Miso is delicious! And it adds great flavor to so many dishes – like today’s Miso Fried Rice.


Miso Fried Rice

Miso is essentially fermented soy beans (plus some other ingredients) that have been ground into a paste, and for centuries it has been used as a salty-flavored seasoning in many Asian dishes.

Typically, fried rice dishes are seasoned with soy sauce, but today, we used miso (plus additional miso butter stirred in at the end) as the predominant seasoning in our Miso Fried Rice. Miso’s flavor is milder than soy sauce – but similarly salty – and it also lends a deeper, unique umami flavor that is unlike any other seasoning we’ve cooked with in the past.

Miso Fried Rice


To make this Miso Fried Rice, you’ll want to do all of the ingredient prep (cooking rice, chopping vegetables, etc) ahead of time so you can quickly cook this stir-fry without having to stop in between cooking steps.  You’ll also ideally want to cook in a large wok or wide skillet that will allow you to combine all of the ingredients at the end.

One last note: We used white miso (also called shiromiso) in this recipe, but there are other types of miso include “red miso” (akamiso) and “mixed miso” (awasemiso).  If you enjoy this recipe, feel free to get creative and try other miso varieties.

You may also like these other rice recipes:

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Miso Fried Rice

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-9 servings
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stir fry
  • Cuisine: Asian


3 cups cooked white rice (see notes below)

2 tablespoons rice wine

1 tablespoon water

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon white miso paste

3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided

4 whole eggs, beaten

3 tablespoons room temperature miso butter, divided (see here and below in tips)

1 cup onion, diced

½ cup carrots, diced small

1 cup red bell pepper, diced small

1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced

1 cup frozen green peas, thawed

2 cups fresh bean sprouts


Bring cooked rice to room temperature and separate grains with your fingers. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk rice wine, water, soy sauce, sesame oil and miso paste and set aside.

In a wok over extremely high heat, add one tablespoon of peanut oil and once smoking, add the eggs. Quickly place two tablespoons of the miso butter in the center of the eggs, then using a wooden spoon or a wok tool, toss and mix eggs until just under cooked. Immediately remove to a small bowl and set aside.

Wipe wok clean and add the remaining peanut oil.

Once smoking hot, add onion, carrot and red pepper and cook stirring often until just short of tender, about 3-4 minutes depending on how hot you can get the wok.

Add garlic and ginger and toss and stir for 30 seconds, then add the white rice.

Toss and stir while cooking for two minutes.

Add reserved liquid made earlier and again toss and stir and cook for another two minutes.

Stir in peas and bean sprouts and remove from heat.

Stir in eggs and the last tablespoon of miso butter.

Toss once more and serve.


For the white rice, the day prior or early in the day, make rice by heating 1 ¼ cups of rinsed long grain white rice with two cups of water. Bring to a boil, lower to a low simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and lay out on a platter to cool quickly. Rice will be slightly under cooked. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, break up the cold rice with wet fingers, separating the grains.

Miso butter can easily be made by combining two-parts softened butter with one-part white miso paste or see recipe here.

Keywords: miso, rice


Miso Fried Rice

  • Share
  • Pin
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Meet The Author: Martha

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe rating

    What type of comment do you have?

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • Merry Pearson wrote:

    Thank you a bunch for this recipe video. I have been in self isolation far away from home as my son and I cannot travel on account of his SLE. This site has been the guide I so much needed. Cooking rice is the combination of art and science. Thanks a milly.
    I sometimes see chefs sprinkling salt and olive oil when preparing rice, whats your take on this?
    And would you get the same results if you used short or medium grain variety?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Merry – For us, it really depends on the recipe. Since miso is so salty as well as the soy sauce, we wouldn’t add more salt to this recipe, nor would we add olive oil to this particular recipe. Long grain is more traditional for a fried rice recipe, but in a pinch you could use short or medium grain varieties if that is what you have on hand. I’d just check the cooking instructions and adjust accordingly. Hope that helps!

  • Susan wrote:

    When do you add the rice?????

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Susan – In the 6th step: Add garlic and ginger and toss and stir for 30 seconds, then add the white rice. (Hope that helps!)

  • Nugroho wrote:

    I’d love to try this

    • Martha wrote:

      Hope you love the recipe!

  • Billy wrote:

    This fried rice looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this at home. Thank you so much for sharing. Fried rice has been one of my go to dishes for so long, but i’ve never made it with miso!

    • Martha wrote:

      We hope you love the recipe Billy!

  • A Family Feast ® is a registered trademark of A Family Feast, Inc. All content, including recipes, text, visual elements, and photographs are copyright © A Family Feast, Inc. 2012-2020, unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.