Egg Fried Rice Recipe [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 5 reviews

Egg Fried Rice is a delicious and hearty vegetarian recipe that can be served as a side or as a main dish! No more Chinese takeout when you can make this at home!

This Asian-inspired dish has a variety of veggies and protein that will just get you pumped up throughout the day! Want more breakfast recipes? Why don’t you try making Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes, Sausage Breakfast Casserole, and Apple Pie Coffee Cake?

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Homemade Egg Fried Rice Recipe

Egg Fried Rice is a nice dish to make to repurpose leftover white rice, veggies, and any kind of meat. I even intentionally cooked more white rice than necessary last night just to have this today!

It has fiber from the veggies and protein from the eggs that when combined with the carbohydrate-rich grains result in a nutritious breakfast!

Being an incredibly versatile and inexpensive dish, this is one of my go-to recipes in our regular menu rotation. It pairs well with almost any main dish. I could even eat it on its own.

If you have gone to a hibachi restaurant, this is inspired by what the teppanyaki chef makes there. Make sure to prepare some yum yum sauce to go perfectly with it!

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What goes into Egg Fried Rice?

  • Cooked rice: white or brown; the drier it is, the better.
  • Flavorings: sesame oil, rice wine, low-sodium soy sauce, and salt and pepper.
  • Vegetables: sweet corn, green onions, sweet snap peas, garlic, and frozen peas and diced carrots blend.
  • Egg: about 6 large ones, beaten.

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How to make the best Egg Fried Rice

  • Sauté: Use a non-stick skillet or wok for this. Heat some sesame oil and add in the garlic shortly. Just after about 30 seconds, stir in the rest of the veggies.
  • Scramble: Gather all the veggies on one side of the skillet and scramble the beaten eggs on the other side.
  • Cook: Stir in the rest of the ingredients and toss until everything is warm. Then, serve!

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Fried rice variations:

I also like having prawns, shrimp, chicken, beef or sausage, and pork for the protein. Or, omit the protein entirely and only have vegetables in it. You can even add pineapple to sweeten things up!

You can also include your favorite condiments like kimchi, oyster sauce, or sriracha.

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How do you cook rice in the Instant Pot?

We love making ours in the Instant Pot because it is faster and if we follow the magic ratio, we are assured of the best outcome that is not mushy.

The secret to having fluffy grains is in the grains-water ratio which is 1:1. Follow this:

  • Rinse: Wash the grains with water to clean and moisten.
  • Season: Add salt and put the grains in the Instant Pot-safe pot. Add water in an equal ratio.
  • Cook: In the IP, put some water and the trivet, and then put the pot on top of it. Cover it with foil and pierce with a fork to form holes. If you have a steamer lid with your IP, you can use that, too.
  • Release: Do a natural pressure release. Then, take out the pot and let it rest for about 5 minutes before fluffing it.

Photo of egg fried rice with veggies.

What to serve with Egg Fried Rice?

Aside from fresh fruit slices, dumplings, and rolls, here are some delicious dishes that are great with this recipe:

How to store it?

Let it cool completely and refrigerate within two hours. Place it in an airtight container and it will stay good for up to a week. To reheat, simply give it a toss in the skillet.

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Recipe Tips

  • If you have leftover scrambled eggs, then, you can add them as is in this recipe.
  • Do not make this with freshly cooked and mushy rice. Spread it in a baking sheet and air it out. It may also help to refrigerate it for about 30 minutes to remove as much moisture as you can.
  • You can also sauté your veggies in butter as an alternative and just drizzle the sesame oil after to still get that nutty flavor if you like.

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5 from 5 reviews
Egg Fried Rice Recipe
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons  sesame oil 
  • 1 1/2 cups  frozen mixed veggies  (I used peas and diced carrots blend - no need to thaw)
  • 1 cup  canned sweet corn  (drained)
  • 1/2 cup  fresh green onions  (chopped)
  • 1 cup  sweet snap peas  (fresh)
  • 4 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 6  large eggs  (lightly beaten)
  • 4 cups  cooked rice  (white or brown)
  • 4 tablespoons  low-sodium soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon  rice wine 
  •  Salt and pepper  (optional and to taste)

Instructions

  1. Place a large non-stick skillet or wok over medium-high heat, add the sesame oil and minced garlic, cook stirring for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the peas, carrots, corn, green onions, snap peas and cook stirring for about 2 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Push vegetables to one side of the skillet, add the lightly beaten eggs to the other side, and cook to scramble, stirring as necessary.
  4. Add the rice, evenly drizzle with soy sauce and rice vinegar, and stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes. Serve warm.
Calories: 479 Carbohydrates: 67 Protein: 18 Fat: 16 Saturated Fat: 3 Cholesterol: 246 Sodium: 664 Potassium: 487 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 4 Vitamin A: 4314 Vitamin C: 26 Calcium: 92 Iron: 3
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Pam Wattenbarger

What a simple and delicious meal for weeknights when we are in a hurry. I like that I have all the ingredients on hand to prepare it too.

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Amber Myers

I will be making this for sure! We love our fried rice and this looks incredible.

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Tasheena

Egg fried rice is one of my favorites to me. Looking forward to making this recipe for my family.

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adriana

What a yummy recipe I love both eggs and rice so this is right up my alley!

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Gervin Khan

This recipe deserves to have a 5 star ratings and I definitely this for my family, delicious and healthy.

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Cathy Mini

This look so delicious. It will be a perfect recipe and I will try for my breakfast.

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Lynndee

We love, love, love fried rice over here. Your fried rice looks so good. I'm definitely going to make this.

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Stesha

We’re going to make this recipe tonight! I have some leftover rice from last night’s dinner. I think I’m going to add some chopped steak or shrimp to it.

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Let me know how you liked it?

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Jamie H

Fried rice is a favorite at my house. I love how quick it pulls together, and my family loves how delicious it is!

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy

I am absolutely obsessed with egg fried rice - one of my favorite foods from the takeout place. I love this recipe. Will try it over the weekend.

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Marysa

I am embarassed to say I have never made fried rice before. This sounds delicious! I'm sure my kids would enjoy this recipe.

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Swathi

Egg fried rice looks delicious comfort meal any day. better than takeout

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Monica

I love using leftover rice for fried rice. Throwing in different veggies is fun and I love how colorful it makes the dish.

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Amy

I love egg fried rice - I Just never thought to make it in my pressure cooker

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