Easy Fried Rice Recipe
Learn how to make this delicious fried rice recipe in just minutes. Your family can enjoy authentic fried rice with very little work.
Our entire family loves fried rice but take out gets expensive especially for a large family like ours. Plus, it isn’t always convenient.
Now, you can make this fried rice so fast that it is quicker than take out! This is a game changer and your family will go crazy over this rice.
Fried rice is so quick and easy to adapt to what you have on hand.
Let’s learn how to make this easy homemade fried rice!
It is so quick and easy and everyone will love it. You will love how easy clean up is and the entire recipe is super easy.
If you love to get Chinese take out as much as we do, give this recipe a try. Not only will you save money but time as well.
Since we have been making fried rice, no one even asks to get take out anymore. It is that good and everyone really enjoys it.
I think your family will love it too!
The best fried rice recipe in the world and it’s frugal!
Not only is this recipe tasty but it is budget friendly too. Rice is so inexpensive and helps to stretch other more expensive ingredients you might add.
This is a basic fried rice recipe but you can easily add meat if you prefer. You can easily feed a crowd or large family on a budget with this recipe.
The flavor is amazing and each bite is loaded with amazing ingredients.
What ingredients do you need to make fried rice with egg?
- sesame oil
- vegetable oil
- cooked rice
- soy sauce
- salt and pepper
- frozen peas and diced carrots blend
How to make plain fried rice:
Grab a large skillet and pan fry the veggies in the oil until soft. Slide to the side.
Pour in the eggs and scramble.
Now it is time to stir in the rice, soy sauce and other seasonings.
Stir everything together really well and cook until the rice is heated through.
We like to top with sliced green onion but that is optional.
Keep reading for the full recipe.
Now you know How to make Fried Rice!
It is so easy!
What should I serve with fried rice?
You can add some protein to the rice and make it a one pot meal. This is a great way to use leftovers such as shredded beef, chicken or shrimp. Yum!
Other ideas to serve the rice with include this Egg Roll in a bowl. So good!
Now you know what to serve with Fried Rice!
Tips for making Fried Rice:
You can make this recipe even easier by learning how to freeze rice. I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready to enjoy.
We do this for lots of meals and it helps put together a quick meal. It is so easy and helpful for busy weeknights.
You can also use brown rice. Learn how to cook brown rice in the microwave for a quick side.
Sometimes we also add onion and peppers to the fried rice. One of our favorite time saving tips is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop onions. If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them.
They are such a time saver and you make cooking so fast and easy. I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need.
It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes. We save a ton of time during the week by having items like this already on hand chopped and ready to go in the freezer.
This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.
What type of rice is used for fried rice?
Typically white rice but you can use brown rice if you prefer. We are big fans of using what we have on hand or can get on sale at the grocery store.
By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries.
It is a huge help to our budget. I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
Save that money for something else!
It is a great way to stretch your grocery budget and feed a large family or a crowd. I love how delicious rice is and inexpensive to make.
Rice really comes together for the best meal and takes on a variety of flavors. It is an amazing way to feed your family for less while still enjoying the best food.
Your family will love chicken fried rice recipes!
Try making Chicken Fried Rice for a really delicious and easy one pot meal. This is a great way to use leftover chicken that you might have.
This is the best easy fried rice!
Turn plain white rice into delicious homemade fried rice with this recipe. It is a great side dish or even a main meal if you add some protein.
You can use leftover rice to make this fried rice recipe. We do this all the time!
I think it is actually better with day old rice. All of the fried rice seasoning really makes it so flavorful and amazing.
Print this easy fried rice recipe below:
Enjoy this easy Fried Rice Recipe in less than 10 minutes making it perfect for busy weeknights. Make this rice in less time than it takes to get take out.
- 2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 cups cooked rice cooled
- 3 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups frozen peas and diced carrots blend
- 3 larges eggs light beaten
In a large skillet, pan fry the carrots and the peas in the skillet with the oil for about 3-5 minutes or until soft.
Slide the vegetables to the side and pour in the eggs.
Scramble the eggs.
Then stir in the rice, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
Stir for a few minutes until rice is heated through.
Top with sliced green onions.