Easy Egg Fried Rice

Try this easy fried rice recipe. It is loaded with peas, carrots, eggs, and other tasty ingredients.

Egg fried rice is one of the best Chinese side dishes that can be made in less than 20 minutes. Only a few simple ingredients are needed to get this dish to the table. The whole family will love this recipe.

It can be served along with many main dishes like chicken, pork, and fish. Fried rice is a nice recipe to keep in mind when you have various leftovers that can be used to create this tasty dish.

Let’s get started making this fried rice recipe.

Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

egg fried rice

This fried rice recipe is:

  • Easy To Make
  • Perfect for lunch or dinner

Shopping List

The following ingredients will be needed to make this recipe. You will need white rice, frozen peas and carrots, olive oil, sesame oil, onion, eggs, minced garlic, soy sauce, and green onions.

How Long Does It Take To Make?

It takes about 15 minutes to make.

How To Store?

Store the rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

How To Reheat?

Reheat fried rice in the microwave or on the stove.

Can You Freeze Fried Rice?

Yes, you can freeze fried rice. After cooking, you will want to let the rice cool down completely. Once cooled down, you can then transfer the rice to freezer-safe bags. You want to remove as much air as you can from the bag before freezing.

Label with the name and date and then freeze laying the bag flat. Freeze for up to 1 month.

egg fried rice with green onions

How To Make Fried Rice

  • The first thing you need to do is gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close by.
  • Cut onions into small pieces. In a bowl whisk the eggs together. Set aside to use later.
  • Add oil to a pan or wok and heat. Then add peas, carrots, onions, and minced garlic. Cook until they are tender.
  • Move onion, peas, carrots to one side of the pan. Add oil and eggs to the other side of the pan and then scramble the eggs. Once done cooking mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add the rice to the pan and stir together. Add soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix everything together.
  • Cook until everything is heated. Taste and then add additional soy sauce if needed.
  • Sprinkle green onions on top.

Tips

  • Use cold or leftover rice. If you were to use freshly cooked rice, it would not cook well when frying and your rice would turn out wet and damp and not taste well. I recommend using leftover rice that has been refrigerated. If you are in a hurry and can’t wait you can cook the rice and then place it on a baking sheet. Then place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes or put it in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill the rice.
  • Long grain rice or jasmine rice works best for making fried rice.
  • Rinse the rice before cooking.
  • Break up the rice before adding to the pan or wok.
  • Cook on high heat. This will brown the rice.
  • When you add rice to your pan to make the fried rice watch your cooking time so that the rice does not burn.
  • Cool down the rice completely before freezing.

What To Serve With 

Sides that go well with fried rice are soup, chicken, shrimp, beef and broccoli, salmon, sauteed mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, and sweet and sour sauce.

Conclusion

This fried rice recipe is easy to make with only a few simple ingredients needed.

It makes the perfect lunch or dinner for busy days.

Enjoy with a hot bowl of soup.

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Easy Egg Fried Rice

Delicious fried rice recipe that is easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Fried Rice Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 350kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 1/2 Cups White Rice (Cooked and Cooled)
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup Onions ( Cut into small pieces)
  • 2 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • Greens Onions To Sprinkle On Top

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Cut onions into small pieces. In a bowl whisk the eggs together. Set aside to use later.
  • Add oil to a pan or wok and heat. Then add peas, carrots, onions, and minced garlic. Cook until they are tender.
  • Move onion, peas, carrots to one side of the pan. Add oil and eggs to the other side of the pan and then scramble the eggs. Once done cooking mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add the rice to the pan and stir together. Add soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix everything together.
  • Cook until everything is heated.
  • Taste and add extra sauce or seasonings if needed.
  • Sprinkle green onions on top.

Notes

  • Use cold or leftover rice. 
  • Long grain rice or jasmine rice works best for making fried rice.
  • Rinse the rice before cooking.
  • Break up the rice before adding to the pan or wok.
  • Cook on high heat. This will brown the rice.
  • When you add rice to your pan to make the fried rice watch your cooking time so that the rice does not burn.
  • Cool down the rice completely before freezing.
Nutrition amount may vary.
 

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