Easy Fried Rice - Restaurant Style
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Easy Fried Rice is the best restaurant style fried rice you'll ever make! Just 15 minutes and a great way to clean out the vegetable drawer.
- 3 cups cooked white rice , cold
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup onion , chopped
- 6 ounces frozen vegetable mix , or fresh vegetables
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce*
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 eggs , lightly beaten
- 1 cup cooked chicken, shrimp or Chinese sausage , optional
In a small bowl, whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce of choice and white pepper. Set aside.
In a large skillet, cast iron pan or wok, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until opaque and soft. If you are adding raw vegetables or a cooked protien, add them at this step as well.
After onion has cooked, add frozen vegetables. Stir until defrosted, approximately 3-4 minutes.
Add cold rice, using a spatula to toss the rice with other ingredients. Do NOT stir, toss or flip to prevent the starch from making the rice too soggy.
Add lightly beaten eggs, continuing to flip until eggs are nearly cooked.
Pour sesame oil mixture over top of rice, continuing to flip and toss until all grains are uniformly colored. If you do not use a dark soy sauce, yours might not be as dark as mine.
If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
- I prefer Mushroom flavored dark soy sauce
Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2280IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.1mg