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Green Bean Avocado Fried Rice Recipe

Posted May 29, 2014 by Stephanie
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green bean avocado fried rice recipe -

Have you ever had Chinese long beans? They’re kind of like green beans, but super-long. They’re a bit denser than green beans, not as crisp and a bit nuttier. I absolutely LOVE them, especially when fried up with eggs.

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I had some long beans in the fridge, as well as some old rice, so I threw together this super easy long bean fried rice. I added some crispy garlic for extra crunch and avocado for creaminess. I’ve never had avocado with fried rice before and let me tell you, I’m a convert! The creaminess of the avocado with the crispy rice bits was so addictive. Also, as always, (even though it’s not in the pictures) I added on a healthy squeeze of sriracha. Seriously fast, seriously delicious.

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I am crisp, I am creamy: I am green bean avocado fried rice!

Green Bean Avocado Fried Rice Recipe
serves 2

  • oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • handful long beans or green beans, should be about 2 cups when sliced
  • 2 cups old rice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • sweet soy sauce and sriracha, if desired

In a small skillet, heat up a bit of oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp and brown. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels and salt lightly.

In a large skillet or wok, heat up a bit of oil over high heat and scramble your eggs until mostly set, but still slightly runny. The eggs will cook a bit more when you fry all the ingredients together. Remove and set aside. (Removing and setting aside is a common refrain when cooking fried rice.)

If the skillet is dry, add a tiny bit more oil and then add the sliced beans and cook until bright green and crisp, 2 minutes max. Remove and set aside. Add the rice (and oil, if needed) and fry, stirring occasionally until the rice is crispy and heated through.

Add the eggs and beans back into the skillet and fry and mix until everything is evenly distributed. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve with sliced avocado, crispy garlic bits, sweet soy sauce and sriracha.


It may not be traditional, but if you don’t have a wok, I recommend frying rice in a non-stick skillet as opposed to an uncoated frying pan. Most traditional woks (carbon steel or cast iron) end up being virtually non-stick from years of heat and oil. Non-stick means less oil, which can be a good thing.

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  1. Dang, this looks so easy!! Love it, friend!

    1. steph says:

      thanks katrina! who doesn’t love easy :D

  2. Allyn says:

    Sriracha belongs on all things. And I’ll put anything on fried rice. Will have to try! I ate tons of long beans when I went to Shanghai to meet my now father in law. Sooooo good.

    1. steph says:

      yes to sriracha on all things! and what a lovely memory of long beans :)

  3. Do you mean “green bean avocado fried rice recipe” instead of “recipe recipe”? Doesn’t matter, looks amazing as usual. :) Love the addition of avocado–if there’s a way to improve fried rice that is it.

    1. steph says:

      oh dear. how embarrassing! i DID mean fried rice recipe instead of fried recipe recipe. thanks for the quick eyes :)

  4. Avocado would be fantastic with fried rice! Surprising not more fusion-y places have thought of this before, at least I have never personally seen them together. A simple recipe but quite good. I wanted to try to make a cauliflower fried rice recipe and maybe throwing an egg and some avocado on top of it will make it a little more complete…

    1. steph says:

      i have seen avocado and rice floating around the internets but not in real life. they are super, super delicious together. cauliflower rice with a fried egg and avocado sounds yum!

  5. Just like you, I usually make my long green beans with eggs. They go so well together. Never have had avocado with fried rice before, now that’s completely different but it looks like it works! I’d probably add some fried shallots as toppings to this recipe for added crunch!

    1. steph says:

      ohmygosh, long beans and eggs are SO.GOOD. you have great taste lady! and the fried shallots idea…a woman after my own heart ;)

  6. I like it. Often I have leftover rice. My mind goes blank and making rice pudding is the only thing that comes to mind. Aaaah some variety—-great for fresh green beans coming down the road.

    1. steph says:

      hmm, i’ve never made rice pudding…and i love it! i should do it soon. thanks for the idea!

  7. Sophie says:

    This is wonderful! We all should have been putting avocado on our fried rice all along, agreed :) Love that crispy-salty garlic! Gonna scurry to the Asian market for long beans this weekend. Keep your fried-rice revamps coming lady! (The Spam version is a regular in our house!)

    1. steph says:

      oh sophie…if i started on the fried rice recipes….they would TAKE OVER the whole blog!! so happy spam fried rice has made appearances at your kitchen table :)

  8. Tammi says:

    Nice and simple, just the way I like it.

    1. steph says:

      yeah, i like the simple stuff too :)

  9. molly yeh says:

    GIRL someone planned ahead to have a post ready for while we were sitting by the pool :-) I MISS YOU SO MUCH ALREADY!!!!! congratulations again on your ridiculously well deserved award(s)!!!! hugs and more hugs and long beans.

    1. steph says:

      hahhaa yeah, i’m a planner :)

      i MISS YOUR FACE!!! someone needs to start a summer blog camp were all we do is chat and eat and play with puppies!!!

  10. Lindsey says:

    yay for fried rice! i used to eat this stuff all the time, and i guess it’s been such a while since i’ve ordered it from my fave restaurant – but it never occured to me that i could make this at home? and with avo!? yes and yes!

    btw, i’m so sad i missed all the festivities the past couple of days, and i really wish i could have seen you receive your totally rad award! congrats, steph, loved seeing the photos of all your lovely smiling faces! xo

    1. steph says:

      gosh, i think i could live on fried rice…so bad, but so, so good.

      I’M sad you missed out!! it wasn’t the same without you! but oh, you did not want to see me win…i was a hot mess, tears and all.

  11. Looks simple but so delicious! Also, that avocado on top – ooohhyes!!

    1. steph says:

      thanks millie!!

  12. What a wonderful dish, Stephanie! Long beans are pretty hard to find around here, but occasionally you can spot a bunch in an Asian market. I’m soooo craving this right now! And HUUUUUGE CONGRATS again, dear! So well deserved. xx, Sini

    1. steph says:

      yeah, sometimes they’re hard to when i see them, i snatch them up!

      thank you!! and HUGS sini!! SO wish that you were there too!!!

  13. I am always up for some fried rice. This looks fabulous!

    1. steph says:

      all rice should be fried rice. :)

  14. Deney says:

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this.

    1. steph says:

      thanks deney! avocado and rice are winners together! hope you get a chance to try it!

  15. tara says:

    Never had long green beans, but I love green beans so I definitely need to try this! Mmm avocado is great on everything, right?

    1. steph says:

      YES! avocado EVERYTHING!!

  16. Nicole says:

    This was yummy! I ended up seasoning it with a mix of Chinese vinegar soy and regular soy instead of the sweet soy. Oh and of course sriracha!

    1. steph says:

      mmm chinese vinegar, yum!

  17. Agnes Hansen says:

    May I ask how big those plates are? According to amazon they are available in 18-24 cm….

    Thanks, Agnes

    1. steph says:

      they are cereal bowls – like these ones. hope that helps!

  18. Laurie Jarquin says:

    WOW this fried rice was so good! i just wish i had made it using a wok. I used a non-stick pan (as that was all i had). But two thumbs up!

  19. I just made this dish today since I stayed at home because I was sick. It was so comforting and delicious, yet so simple and quick. My mother ate it as well and she loved it!! When I asked her if she wanted fried rice for lunch she was all “noo… that’s boring…” but when she tasted it sheloved it and now she wants to make it again. :)

  20. Bonk says:

    This was sooo good!! I added some chili paste to spice it up. Love the avacado and garlic touches. FANTASTIC.

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