What to Serve with Fried Rice and Stir Fry


What to serve with fried rice and stir fry

Fried Rice Sides

We’ve talked about the basics of choosing side dishes.  And last week we talked about side dish options for pot pies and other casseroles. Today, we’re taking on fried rice and stir fry.

These dishes can be tough to pair with a side dish.  Honestly, I often skip other sides and just leave it with rice with the stir fry.  Or fried rice alone.

But there are times when you’d really like to have something else to round out the meal.  Here are a few ideas:


Try steamed or roasted broccoli, brussels sprouts, or green beans.  Or do a quick stir fry of zucchini, onions, mushrooms, carrots etc.  Season with garlic and soy sauce.


Fresh cut oranges or pineapple can serve as a side/dessert.  The citrus sweet flavor is a nice opposite for the main dish.  Cantaloupe in-season is also really good with Asian main dishes.

Egg rolls, dumplings or spring rolls

This one is pretty obvious and not quite as high in nutrition either.  But they’re so good!


Green salad with Asian Vinaigrette, Asian Ginger Dressing, or Asian Sesame Dressing.  Asian Broccoli Salad, Hawaiian Cole Slaw or Tropical Salad would be good too.

What’s your favorite side dish to serve with fried rice? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Thank you for this straight-forward information. It saved a lot of trial and error!

  2. Jeanbelle says:

    Thank you, this was so helpful. Exactly what I needed.

  3. Nice options

  4. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much. this is very helpful. you save my day.

  5. Dot hamlett says:

    Thank so much. Company coming & I needed help! I’m doing a bed of lettuce with fresh pineapple ring on top with glob mayonnaise & sprinkle cheddar on top – in individual plates.

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