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.

Easy Fried Rice - Restaurant Style

Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: fried rice recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 302 kcal
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.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce of choice and white pepper. Set aside.

  2. 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.

  3. After onion has cooked, add frozen vegetables. Stir until defrosted, approximately 3-4 minutes.

  4. 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.

  5. Add lightly beaten eggs, continuing to flip until eggs are nearly cooked. 

  6. 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.
  7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Fried Rice - Restaurant Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Potassium 200mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 45.6%
Vitamin C 7.2%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.