Easy Fried Rice Recipe with Eggs and Vegetables

March 24, 2020

This simple and easy Fried Rice recipe is just as good as any Chinese restaurant fried rice. This classic rice dish with eggs and vegetables only takes minutes to make and is so yummy! 

Fried Rice Recipe with Eggs and Vegetables in a bowl with chopsticks

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Restaurant Style Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice is a great meal prep or freezer meal recipe. It only takes 15 minutes to make and is so delicious. You can eat it with chopsticks, a fork or a spoon – no judgment here! 

Tips for Cooking Fried Rice

  1. Used cold rice: Make sure you cook your rice ahead of time so it has time to cool. Warm rice will end up soggy when you try to fry it.
  2. Have the Right Size Pan: This is a one pan side dish recipe, so make sure you use a large pan big enough to fit all of the ingredients.
  3. Use Butter Instead of Oil: This recipe calls for oil, but some prefer the taste of butter. Try it both ways and you decide.

Rice stir fried with vegetables and eggs

Ingredients You Need 

2 tablespoons canola oil (or any cooking oil), divided
3 large eggs
½ cup onion, diced
2 cups fresh or frozen mixed vegetables or stir fry vegetables
3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced (or ½ tsp ground ginger)
4 cups cooked long grain rice, cooled
¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Green onions, optional garnish

How To Make Vegetable Fried Rice with Egg

Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.

Add in eggs and scramble until cooked through. Place scrambled eggs on a plate and set aside.

In the same pan, heat an additional 1 tablespoon oil and cook diced onion until translucent.

Vegetables frying in a large pan

Add mixed veggies, garlic, and ginger in with the onion and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Stir in cooked rice, scrambled eggs, soy sauce, and sesame oil and cook until heated through, about 3-5 minutes.

Garnish with green onions and a light drizzle of sesame oil, optional.

Fried Rice Ingredients in a large pan

What Kind of Rice Should I Use for Fried Rice?

The best type of rice to use is medium to long grain rice. I really like the texture that Jasmine rice brings to this type of dish.

This is also great dish to use left over rice. It works best when you use cold rice. Cold rice is a little bit firmer and doesn’t turn to mush when it’s being cooked and stirred.

If you are using freshly cooked rice, let it cool before adding it in with the other ingredients. Sometimes it’s helpful to put the rice in the freezer for about 10 minutes to cool it down quickly.

Fried Rice Recipe with Eggs and Vegetables

What Can I Add to Fried Rice?

This rice recipe is very diverse and there are a variety of different ingredients that can be added to it. To make your rice more of a main dish, consider these delicious add-ins:

  • Chicken Fried Rice
  • Shrimp Fried Rice
  • Pineapple Fried Rice
  • Tofu Fried Rice 

What Can I Serve with Fried Rice?

I love rice so much that I could just eat it by itself. If you want more variety in your meals, it is a great side dish. Here are some ideas for what you can serve with it.

  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Beef and Broccoli
  • Dumplings
  • Crab Rangoon
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Egg Rolls and Yum Yum Sauce

Fried Rice Recipe with Eggs and Vegetables

Storage Instructions

You can store homemade fried rice in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

This also freezes well. It can be frozen for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Yield: 5 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This simple and easy Fried Rice recipe is just as good as any Chinese restaurant fried rice. This classic rice dish with eggs and vegetables only takes minutes to make and is so yummy! 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in eggs and scramble until cooked through. Place scrambled eggs on a plate and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat an additional 1 tablespoon oil and cook diced onion until translucent.
  4. Add mixed veggies, garlic, and ginger in with the onion and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in cooked rice, scrambled eggs, soy sauce, and sesame oil and cook until heated through, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with green onions and a light drizzle of sesame oil, optional.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 713mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g

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