Easy Fried Rice

Fluffy tender rice fried in sesame oil and combined with vegetables and egg create a delicious full flavored easy Fried Rice!

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One of my favorite dishes at any Chinese restaurant is the “Fried Rice”! All the yummy bits among the rice seasoned with sesame seed oil and soy sauce! Oh sure I could do steamed rice…but I want all the flavor.

I was super excited to try making it myself. This recipe is so easy to make and so delicious. Add chicken, ham, or shrimp and you’ve got an entire meal in minutes! One the kids will love…cause every kid loves Fried Rice…even the big ones!

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice.

This fried rice is so simple and quick I can’t believe I waited so long to try it! In fact this past weekend I made “chicken fried rice” as our main course. I added cooked chicken and diced ham. It was Deeeee-lish!

I love this rice more than take out fried rice!!! It’s totally Drool Worthy! Especially with the sweet and sour chicken! (You can find the recipe by clicking here!)

How To Make Easy Fried Rice

You will need 3 cups cooked rice. I recommend you do this ahead of time. In fact if you are making another recipe that calls for rice earlier in the week…just double the batch and keep three cups in the refrigerator until you need it for this recipe.

Tip: Here’s a little secret…not all long grain white rice is created equal! I know…I bet you are in shock! Well, they aren’t… (So rude of rice!)  Be sure to read the back of the bag, or box, your rice came in. Follow their cooking instructions for water to rice ratio, and cooking times. If you do this you’ll have perfect rice every time.

Preheat a large skillet or Wok. Pour 2-3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil in bottom. Over medium-high heat, add in 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, 1 small white onion, chopped, and one minced clove of garlic. Fry until onions are translucent and tender. Slide the onions,garlic, peas and carrots aside, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula scramble the eggs with the vegetable mix.

Cooking eggs with mixed vegetables.

Add the rice to the egg and veggie mix. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir, and fry, the rice and veggie mixture until heated all the way through and completely combined

Adding rice to eggs and vegetables for fried eggs

You can sprinkle with green onions when done for an added garnish.

Adding Soy Sauce to rice, eggs, and vegetables for Fried Rice

It’s the perfect side dish to my sweet and sour chicken recipe, or any Chinese dish you may make. Remember you can also make it a main course dish by adding chicken, shrimp, ham, or any other meat your family enjoys! It’s absolutely delicious!

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I can’t believe I waited so long to attempt to make it myself. Now I make it whenever I can. I always keep a bottle of sesame seed oil on hand. I love the robust nutty flavor it adds to the fried rice.

You can add more soy sauce if you want. We found this to be the perfect recipe as is, but everyone’s taste is slightly different. It’s a pretty standard recipe, nothing fancy, just a fantastic traditional fried rice.

Great Side Dish Recipes

All you need now is a REALLY Great fortune cookie! The printable recipe is below. Enjoy! Tomorrow is our last “Fall Fest” day so get ready for my very favorite pumpkin recipe!

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Yield: 6 servings

Easy Fried Rice

Easy Fried Rice

An easy and simple traditional fried rice recipe that is better than "take-out"! All you need to do is add the fortune cookie!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked long grain white rice
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 minced clove garlic
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped green onion (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium high heat. Pour sesame oil into the bottom. Add white onion, minced garlic, peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  2. Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
  3. Add the rice to the veggie and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and combined. Add chopped green onions if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 62mg Sodium: 481mg Carbohydrates: 27g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g

6 COMMENTS

  1. Tracy | 27th Oct 16

    I LOVE fried rice!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lynda Avery | 28th Oct 16

    Your mother told me this was a great blog and she was right!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 28th Oct 16

      Oh my goodness! Thank you Lynda! I really appreciate that sweet compliment! You made my day! 😉 Have a GREAT weekend and I hope you’ll come back to visit often! I love new friends!

  3. Lynda Avery | 29th Oct 16

    I will definitely let people know about this blog. I LOVE your mom

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 30th Oct 16

      Thanks Lynda! I LOVE my Mom too! I really appreciate you stopping by and visiting and for you sweet words!

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