December 30, 2019 | Last Updated on October 15, 2020 by Patricia Valbrun
The perfect Easy Stir Fried Rice recipe for any occasion. Its quick and easy to make, customizable to add any of your favorite ingredients and just so delicious !
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make Easy Stir Fried Rice, this recipe will help you in no time. I have a ton of rice recipes Yellow Rice and Red Beans, Haitian Black Rice and White Rice and Peas but this is also one of my favorites! I find it so simple and easy to make, one-skillet recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes and better than takeout.
Easy Ways to Make Stir Fried Rice
To save time if you don’t have leftover rice on hand or don’t want to cook a batch, use two pouches of ready-to-serve rice. Works like a charm. I don’t even bother thawing the frozen peas and carrot blend that’s mixed into the rice.
What Goes into Fried Rice?
If you’re looking to chicken fried rice (or any protein at all) add protein, any cooked meat, including shrimp, chicken or beef would be great additions to this recipe!
The recipe below calls for white rice but you can certainly use brown rice, or quinoa. I used a bit of scrambled eggs as my choice of protein.
Making fried rice isn’t difficult but there are a few tips that will help you get amazing results.
EASY FRIED RICE VARIATIONS:
You can really be creative when making fried rice and use up other leftover ingredients you may happen to have on hand. Here are some add-ins:
Vegetable Fried Rice: Any stir-fry friendly veggies would be great in fried rice! Just sauté at the same time that you cook the onions, carrots, peas and garlic. Then stir to combine with the fried rice.
Chicken Fried Rice: You can either sauté some chicken in a separate sauté pan while making your fried rice. Then shred or dice and add to your fried rice. Or for a shortcut, I like to shred a rotisserie chicken. Or even better, shred leftovers from my favorite recipe.
Pork Fried Rice: Sauté a boneless pork chop in a separate sauté pan while making your fried rice. Then dice and add to your rice.
Beef Fried Rice: Sauté steak or brown ground beef in a separate sauté pan while making your fried rice. Then crumble or dice and add to your rice.
Shrimp Fried Rice: Sauté half a pound of peeled, raw shrimp in separate sauté pan while making your fried rice. Then add the shrimp to your rice.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH FRIED RICE:
Easy Stir Fried Rice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cup cooked long grain rice
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup white onion
- 1 bag frozen peas & carrots
- 3 large eggs
- 3 green onions thinly sliced, white and green parts divided
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 3 tbsp. sesame oil divided
- 4 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or more
- Heat up a medium size pan. Add olive oil and rice and cook for 5 minutes
- In the same pan form a middle space to fry garlic, onions, carrots and peas then again form space in the middle of the pan to cook the eggs. Cover if need to bring the temperature up for the eggs.
- Add sesame oil, soy sauce, green onion and salt to taste.
- Garnish with more green onions
How did you like this recipe? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Looking for another to pair with is one ? Try these Teriyaki Chicken next!