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Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!

Easy Fried Rice


Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!

 

Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!

 

When it is just too hot to grill or even turn on the oven, resist the urge to grab those take-out menus! This awesome stove top recipe for Easy Fried Rice is just what you need for these dog days of summer..or for anytime.  Just make some rice, let it cool in the fridge and 15 minutes later dinner is on the table. To make it more hearty, you can add in some cooked chicken or shrimp.

Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!

This is what you will need to make this amazing Easy Fried Rice:

1-1/2 TBSP butter
2 eggs, whisked
12 ounce bag frozen peas and carrots
2 tsp minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cooked rice, chilled
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup soy sauce (more or less to taste)
1 TBSP oyster or fish sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil

First, melt the butter in the skillet over medium-high heat and add the whisked eggs. Scramble the eggs until they are almost dry. Salt and pepper the eggs to taste, and remove the eggs from the pan.

Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!

Next, add the rest of the butter into the skillet and saute the garlic for about a minute. Add in the whole bag of frozen vegetables and continue to saute until the vegetables are heated thru…about 3 minutes. (go ahead…put that frozen bag on the back of your neck for a sec …it will cool you right down)

Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!

Add the rice, soy sauce, oyster or fish sauce and green onions to the skillet and stir until everything is blended. Then fry the rice for about 5 minutes. It may take a little work to get everything worked into the chilled rice. But it is so worth it! Just a note – the oyster or fish sauce really give this rice an authentic take-out flavor, but the rice is still amazing without it. If you are adding in cooked meat, this is the time to add it to the skillet.

Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!

The final step is to add the sesame oil and stir to blend it in. Then, just remove from the heat and serve. I love this super easy  recipe and the flavor is just like take-out. Who could ask for more?..unless you’re talking about jewelry of course!

 

Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!

 

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Easy Fried Rice

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x

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Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!


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Ingredients

  • 11/2 TBSP butter
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 12 ounce bag frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups cooked rice, chilled
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 1 TBSP oyster or fish sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil

Instructions

  1. .In a large skillet,melt 1/2 TBSP of the butter over medium-high heat. Add the whisked eggs and scramble until almost dry. Add salt and pepper to the eggs to taste. Remove the eggs to a separate place.
  2. Melt the remaining 1 TBSP butter in the skillet. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the bag of frozen peas and carrots to the skillet, along with a pinch of salt and pepper and saute with the garlic until heated thru.
  3. Stir in the rice, green onions, soy sauce, oyster or fish sauce to the skillet and fry the rice for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs back to the skillet and stir to combine. Add the sesame oil and stir to combine.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup

 

 

Easy Fried Rice is take-out style rice with loads of flavor that you can make yourself in just minutes! Great for using up leftovers too!!
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6 Comments

  1. I’m happy this turned out well for you. Yup, chilling the rice makes a world of difference in the final texture. I saw it on a cooking show years ago, tried it and now I always include that step! I love feedback on my recipes, so thanks for letting me know how yours turned out.

  2. I really liked this rice!! Thank you because what I cook for the first time usually never turns out and this one did! Thanks for explaining the importance of chilling the rice in the comments because I did not do that this time and it did turn out soggier than I would have liked- so I will definitely try chilling next time. Loved the recipe- thank you again.

  3. Hi Melissa, thank you for your comment. The rice is chilled to help dry it out. If you use just cooked, warm rice, the fried rice will turn out soggy, without the individual grains that gives fried rice its texture.
    The recipe ingredients call for the rice to be cooked and chilled before starting. It takes 15 minutes to actually cook the fried rice. I hope this answers your question. Have a nice evening Melissa.

  4. Could you please explain why it is important to cool the rice? 15 minutes in the fridge will just cool it somewhat, it won’t even be cold…

  5. Hi Dave, thanks for the great comments! I am so glad you enjoyed the rice! Christine

  6. Excellent fried rice! Once you’ve cooked it you’ll find out you can add or change some of the ingredients with different veggies and or meat. Very, very good recipe!

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