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Side view of egg fried rice in a black bowl with a spoon

Easy Fried Rice

This Easy Fried Rice recipe is so easy to make at home with Jasmine rice, scrambled egg and mixed vegetables. Only 15 minutes to make with secret tips and tricks to make it healthier and better than take-out! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword asian recipes, fried rice easy, the best fried rice recipe
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 264 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • cooking oil , we like avocado oil for its high smoking point
  • 3 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onions
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables , fresh or frozen (thawed first)
  • 3 large eggs , lightly beaten
  • 4 cups cooked day-old rice, chilled and clumps separated - sub with cauliflower rice for grain-free, keto & paleo.
  • 2-1/2 -3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce , can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for a soy-free & paleo version
  • 1-1/2 - 2 teaspoons fish sauce , can sub with vegan fish sauce OR Miso Paste
  • 1 teaspoon mirin , Shaoxing wine or dry sherry can also be used in a pinch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt & black pepper, to taste

Optional add-ins:

  • cooked chicken , beef or pork, cut into bite-sized pieces(leave out for meatless version)
  • Sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • roasted cashews
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil on high heat in a large wok or non-stick pan until smoky hot. Add the garlic and ginger for 10 seconds, or until fragrant, then add the onions and stir-fry for another 30 seconds or until the onions are slightly softened. Add the mixed vegetables and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a plate and set aside.

    Top view of mixed vegetables in a wok for Chinese fried rice
  2. Return pan to stove and add another 1-2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Pour in the beaten eggs. Scramble into small pieces until cooked. (Add in cooked meat if using and saute for another minute).

    Top view of scrambled eggs and mixed vegetables in a wok for easy fried rice
  3. Stir in the rice and break up any large chunks with a spatula while tossing until heated through around 2 minutes.
    Chinese Fried Rice makes the perfect easy weeknight dish. With the most authentic flavors! My father was the head chef at a top Hong Kong Chinese restaurant and this was his specialty! So delicious and way better than any takeout!
  4. Drizzle in soy sauce, fish sauce, mirin and sesame oil, tossing to combine everything evenly. Keep stirring the fried rice until slightly toasted, about 2 minutes.

    Add the cooked vegetables back to the pan and toss to combine. Add salt, black pepper, red chili flakes or even Sriracha to taste.

    Top close-up view of egg fried rice in a wok with a wooden spoon
  5. Transfer to bowls and serve hot and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
    Side view of egg fried rice in a black bowl with a spoon

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Feel free to swap in other vegetables to your liking but be sure they are chopped in bite-sized pieces so they cook evenly. Check the blog post for more tips.

Leave out the chicken and use whatever protein you have on hand

Nutrition Facts
Easy Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 24g48%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.