Fried Rice And 10 Other Simple Recipes You Can Make With An Air Fryer

From cookies to steaks, air fryers can work wonders.

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Air fryers are all the rage these days, and it isn't difficult to see why. They're easy to use and can make quick meals without too much hassle.

For a home appliance that makes so many different meals, you can find air fryers in Malaysia for just under RM200.

If you're considering getting an air fryer or already own one, here's a list of things you can make and how:

1. Chocolate chip cookies

No oven? Don't worry. An air fryer can achieve the same if not better results when making cookies. The best part is you can make them in smaller batches and freeze any leftover dough for a week - for whenever you're craving something sweet!

You can get the recipe here.

2. French fries

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- Frozen French fries
- Salt
- Korean beef stock powder

1. Grab a bag of frozen French fries from any supermarket (I find that Simplot's shoestring fries are some of the best ones out there).
2. Toss a handful into an air fryer, sprinkle with salt and Korean beef stock powder. Optionally, you can also drizzle a bit of vegetable oil or coat them with butter.
3. Cook for around 10 to 15 minutes at 180°C while flipping over once in awhile.

3. Pull-apart bread rolls

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Who knew you could make bread with an... air fryer?! If you don't have a bread maker or oven, this recipe is able to achieve fluffy pull-apart bread rolls with just an air fryer.

You can get the recipe here.

4. Fried rice

If you have leftover rice from the day before, you can make fried rice in minutes using an air fryer. Toss the rice and any veggies you have in the fridge together in an oven-safe container, plop it into the air fryer, and your meal is settled.

You can get the recipe here.

5. Roast mushrooms

Air-fried mushrooms are the perfect, affordable snack for anyone. You can make it a fuller meal by using portobello mushrooms. Add cayenne pepper or paprika for a kick of spice!

You can get the recipe here.

6. Caramelised bananas

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A quick and easy snack that doesn't require much at all, these caramelised bananas can be made using any old bananas lying around the house. 

You can get the recipe here.

7. Salmon

Always on the go? Here's a super easy yet tasty meal that will take you only 10 minutes to make. 

You can get the recipe here.

8. Bread pudding

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If you're in the mood for something sweet, air-fried bread pudding will fix those cravings. You can add chocolate to it, whipped cream, or anything else really!

You can get the recipe here.

9. Steak

If you have a date night coming up or just any special occasion and don't wanna head out to a restaurant, you can air fry steaks! It doesn't leave your kitchen in smoke or require you to wash any pans.

You can get the recipe here. Also, check out this store, with several outlets in Klang Valley, selling halal beef short ribs and ribeye steaks.

10. Crispy potatoes

These air-fried roast potatoes make the perfect side dish - crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside. Add all the spices you like and serve!

You can get the recipe here.

11. Banana bread

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Don't throw out your overripe bananas just yet. Turn them into air-fried banana bread instead!

You can get the recipe here.

Here are more things you may not know that you can make with an air fryer:

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