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Fried Rice

This Fried Rice Recipe is better than take out! It's packed with flavor, comes together in less than 30 minutes, and is completely customizable!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: easy dinner, fried, scrambled egg
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil or butter divided
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3 cups leftover unseasoned cooked rice chilled
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili garlic sauce plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro, green onions, sesame seeds, sriracha for garnish, if desired


  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter or heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Once melted or heated, add in onion, carrot, garlic, ginger, and black pepper.
  • Cook, stirring regularly, until veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Push veggies to the side.
  • Add in remaining 2 tablespoons butter/oil, allow to melt or heat, then pour in egg.
  • Scramble the egg until cooked to your liking.
  • Stir the veggies back into the egg then add in the rice.
  • Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin, chili garlic sauce, and peas.
  • Cook until everything is heated through, stirring regularly.
  • Drizzle with sesame oil then taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Serve with optional garnishes and enjoy!
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Serving: 1person | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5969IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg