Use Sugar And Salt Instead Of Soy Sauce For Perfect Fried Rice

Use Sugar And Salt Instead Of Soy Sauce For Perfect Fried Rice

Fried rice is a great way to make a delicious, quick meal. Next time you cook up a batch, swap the soy sauce for a little sugar and salt instead to get the perfect flavour combination.

Soy sauce might be your default go-to for stir fry, but substituting it out can make a big impact on your fried rice. Chef Danny Bowien, of Mission Chinese, explains that the salt fills in for the soy sauce and the sugar adds an extra hit of flavour and sweetness you wouldn’t otherwise get.

For more tips on how to create extra tasty fried rice, check out the link below.

Mission: Make Danny Bowien’s Addictive Fried Rice at Home [Bon Appetit]


  • Meh, do it properly and learn to use the different types of soy and Asian sauces – eg the sweet caramel sauces and Kecap Manis from Indonesia/SE Asia, the tang of Japanese soy, or just the basic variations of dark soy, light soy etc…

    • Agreed. Asian cuisines have developed perfectly well over the centuries without being hybridised by some bastard mixture of salt/sugar. Fine if people want to add ketchup to their sweet and sour pork, but they should do it on their own plate and stay out of the kitchen. Just because America (and Australia) is fat, they shouldn’t try to corrupt the rest of the world with their crap food ideas.

  • Salt just does not give the same flavour as a good soy sauce does, plus I don’t know about adding sugar to a fried rice as I find the added vegies give it enough sweetness, it certainly doesn’t need any more than that.

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