Easy Fried Rice

You’re probably wondering how “Fried Rice” fits in with our week-long “Fall Fest”…Right? Well, let me tell you…

MY READERS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME! So when a reader e-mailed me this past weekend requesting the Fried Rice recipe, that went with the sweet and sour chicken, I knew right then and there it would make it on the blog this week! No matter what!

If you can take the time out of your busy day to read my blog and then e-mail or comment with a specific request…you better believe I’m going to take time out of my day to make that happen! It’s sincerely THAT important to me! Without YOU, my words fall into the big black cyber world hole! My goal is to help you make your Nest the best it can be! I truly believe cooking is just another way of saying “I love you” and I want more than anything to help you say that to those that live in your Nest!


So, here’s my recipe for Fried Rice! It’s 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!)

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 a 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.

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!

Thanks for visiting! I’m off to Netflix marathon! My current addiction…Person of Interest!










Easy Fried Rice
Easy Fried Rice
Norine Rogers

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

  • 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)

  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.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: 6 servings


  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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