This Easy Fried Rice Recipe is the perfect pantry staple recipe! Using pantry items, veggies you have on hand and a few spices you will have this easy fried rice recipe done in time for dinner! This easy fried rice is also a great way to use left over veggies and meat!
Easy Fried Rice Recipe
Chinese food is my favorite takeout food. However as much as I love Chinese take out it is not always in the budget. With a family of 6 it can get quite expensive getting Chinese take out so over the years I have taught myself a few recipes to make at home.
I was totally in the mood for fried rice so I tossed all this together and made some. In true Chinese food fashion, it tasted even better when I reheated the leftovers later on!
I created this easy fried recipe back in 2011. I never took photos recipes back then and recently thought it would be a great one to take photos of and share again.
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Best Veggies for Fried Rice
Red peppers and onions were all I had on hand when I was making , but feel free to add more veggies. This is a great recipe to make when you are looking in the fridge and see you have containers of left over steamed veggies from previous meals. Carrots, peas, celery, broccoli, or sugar snap peas would all make good additions!
Best Meat for Fried Rice
If I have chicken, beef or pork chops that I need to use up then I will at times cook them in a little bit of oil on the stove and then toss them into the fried rice as well. That is one of the great things about this recipe is that once you have the basics for the rice and seasonings you can add whatever veggies and meat that you would like to or that you have on hand.
Brown Rice or White Rice?
I normally buy brown rice because it is what we prefer. However this recipe will also work with white rice, jasmine rice and even the minute rice.
What to Serve with Fried Rice
I served this for lunch with some Gorton’s Salmon Fillets that I picked up cheap the first time I made it. However you can make many other items to serve with this tasty easy recipe.
- Egg Rolls
- Spring Rolls
Fried Rice Ingredients
- cooked brown rice
- Canola, Olive or Veggie Oil
- Red Pepper
- garlic clove
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame Oil
- garlic powder
How to Make Fried Rice
Cook the rice completely according to the package and type you are making.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to a wok and heat on med-high setting.
Add in the diced veggies and garlic with 2 tablespoon butter, 1/2 tablespoon Sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder and salt.
Let cook until onions are translucent and browning.
Add egg and cook until egg is cooked through.
Add the cooked rice, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon oil (veggie, Canola or olive), and 1/2 tablespoon Sesame oil and cook, stirring continuously, for about 10 minutes.
Add soy sauce and stir.
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Easy Fried Rice Recipe
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 2 tablespoon Canola Olive or Veggie Oil
- 3 tablespoon Butter
- 1 Red Pepper diced
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- 2 eggs scrambled
- 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Cook the rice completely according to the package and type you are making.
- Add 1 tablespoon oil to a wok and heat on med-high setting.
- Add in the diced veggies and garlic with 2 tablespoon butter, 1/2 tablespoon Sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder and salt.
- Let cook until onions are translucent and browning.
- Add egg and cook until egg is cooked through.
- Add the cooked rice, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon oil (veggie, Canola or olive), and 1/2 tablespoon Sesame oil and cook, stirring continuously, for about 10 minutes.
- Add soy sauce and stir.
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