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National Fried Rice Day

September 20

When is National Fried Rice Day?

National Fried Rice Day happens on Friday September 20, 2024.

Celebrate National Fried Rice Day!

Can you smell the aroma of fried rice wafting through the air? It’s time to celebrate National Fried Rice Day on September 20th! Fried rice is a staple dish in many cultures, and each country has their own unique twist on this classic. Let’s explore some of these variations from around the world.

Chinese Egg Fried Rice

Chinese egg fried rice is one of the most popular types of fried rice and is found in takeaways all over the world. This type of fried rice usually contains eggs, diced carrots, peas, onions, and soy sauce or oyster sauce. You can also add in other ingredients such as cooked meats or seafood. The end result is a savory dish with lots of flavor and texture.

Korean Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi fried rice is a popular Korean dish that is prepared with kimchi (fermented cabbage) as its main ingredient. Other ingredients include garlic, green onions, sesame oil, gochujang (a spicy red pepper paste), and sometimes pork belly or spam. This version of fried rice also has a kick to it because of the spicy gochujang used in it.

Indian Pulao

Pulao is an Indian version of fried rice that often includes spices like cumin seeds and turmeric powder for added flavor. Most pulaos contain vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and peas; however some versions may include meats like chicken or lamb. Toppings are usually yogurt or raita which helps cool off the heat from the spices used in this dish.
So if you’re looking for something new to try on National Fried Rice day, why not give one of these international versions a try? Whether it’s Chinese egg fried rice, Korean kimchi fried rice or Indian pulao – don’t forget to invite your friends over so you can share these delicious dishes with them! Happy National Fried Rice Day!

When does National Fried Rice Day happen next year?

National Fried Rice Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday September 20, 2025
  • Sunday September 20, 2026
  • Monday September 20, 2027
  • Wednesday September 20, 2028
  • Thursday September 20, 2029


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