Better Than Take Out Fried Rice

This quick and easy fried rice recipe is better than take out. It’s restaurant style, but created at home with easy ingredients you’ll have on hand. It comes together so fast and it’s so filling.

For an alternative, try our fried cauliflower rice! For some more of your favorite foods from your favorite restaurants, make sure you check out these copycat recipes.

Better Than Take Out Egg Fried Rice

Easy Fried Rice Recipe:

I’ve been craving homemade stir fry rice lately. It’s a go-to comfort food for me.

This Chinese-style egg fried rice recipe is packed with great ingredients. I love that it’s so versatile. You can pick what vegetables you love. You can use fresh veggies or frozen. You can make it with eggs or liquid eggs. You can serve it with meat or without.

For this recipe, we’re using jasmine rice. You could also use brown rice. I almost always have both on hand. If you haven’t tried jasmine rice, I highly recommend it. Very delicious!

Easy Rice Recipe

Ingredients Needed For This Easy Fried Rice:

  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 large Vidalia onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 cup of Egg Creations
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • green onions

Optional ingredients

Now… the possibilities are limitless when it comes to this meal.

Some of my other favorite veggies to include are broccoli, sprouts, sweet corn, water chestnuts, green peppers and bell peppers. You can also get creative with the meat and use chicken, beef or pork. I’ve also had it with shrimp. You can’t go wrong!

Sam also likes this recipe because he can help decide what combo of ingredients go in… which makes him so much more likely to actually eat and enjoy it. ?

Fried Rice with Egg

How to Make Fried Rice

  1. First, prepare your rice according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. This is a handy recipe if you happen to have rice leftover from another meal as well!
  3. In a large skillet or wok, preheat oil over medium heat and add onion and garlic.
  4. Cook until onions are soft, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Make sure to stir occasionally to keep the garlic from burning.
  6. Add peas and carrots and cook until partially thawed, 1-2 minutes. You’ll need to adjust this time if you use fresh.
  7. Turn the heat up to medium high and add cooked rice.
  8. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until rice is nice and hot and starts to brown.
  9. Reduce heat and push rice to the sides of the pan, making a hole for the eggs.

How to Scramble Eggs for Fried Rice

Crack the eggs into the middle of the pan and scramble in the center of the pan. Once eggs are cooked, stir them into the rice.

Mix soy sauce and sesame oil together and pour over rice. Stir until rice is evenly coated with sauce. Top with chopped green onions. You could also use cilantro as an additional topping.

Copycat Takeout Fried Rice

How to Reheat Fried Rice

It’s very easy to reheat your rice if you know how to do it right. The secret is adding a little liquid!

A little liquid goes a long way and helps keep the rice flavorful and at the perfect consistency. Your leftovers will taste fresh and like they were just made by using this trick.

If you’re reheating in the microwave, add a few tablespoons of broth or water for each cup of rice you’re reheating. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or another bowl to create a steaming effect. Be sure to stir before serving to help distribute the heat evenly.

If you’re reheating on the stove, grab your wok or large skillet again and apply the same principle of adding liquid. Stir often to prevent any burning.

Chinese Fried Rice

Even on a busy night, this is a simple meal to get on the table. It’s something everyone in our family loves to eat as well, making it a great choice. I hope you’ll try this easy fried rice soon and enjoy it as much as I do.

More EASY Recipes You Will Love:

Egg Fried Rice
  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 large Vidalia onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 cup of Egg Creations
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • green onions
  • cilantro optional
  • In a large skillet or wok, preheat oil over medium heat and add onion and garlic. Cook until onions are soft, about 2-3 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep the garlic from burning.

  • Add peas and carrots and cook until partially thawed, 1-2 minutes.

  • Turn the heat up to medium high and add cooked rice. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until rice is nice and hot and starts to brown. Reduce heat and push rice to the sides of the pan, making a hole for the eggs.

  • Crack the eggs into the middle of the pan and scramble. Once eggs are cooked, stir them into the rice.

  • Mix soy sauce and sesame oil together and pour over rice. Stir until rice is evenly coated with sauce.

  • Top with chopped green onions and cilantro.

Calories: 182kcal

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