Fluffy tender rice fried in sesame oil and combined with vegetables and egg create a delicious full flavored easy Fried Rice!
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!
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!
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.
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
You can sprinkle with green onions when done for an added garnish.
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!
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
- Easy Spanish Rice
- Asparagus with Feta Cheese and Walnuts
- Oven Fried Yellow Squash
- Broccoli Puff Casserole
- Parmesan Garlic Baby Red Potatoes
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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- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 481mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g