America's Test Kitchen Simple Fried Rice

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

America’s Test Kitchen; important to use chilled rice. Hot or even warm rice will turn out mushy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 ½ teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering.
  2. Add in eggs; cook without stirring until just beginning to set, about 20 seconds.
  3. Continue to cook eggs, stirring constantly, until eggs are cooked through but not browned, about 1 minute; transfer to a small bowl; set aside.
  4. Add remaining 2 ½ tablespoons oil to skillet; return to high heat until just smoking.
  5. Add in peas and garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  6. Add in rice, meat, soy sauce, and oyster sauce; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is heated through, about 3 minutes.
  7. Stir in bean sprouts, scallions, and reserved cooked eggs; cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  8. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This was pretty good. I may have added a tad bit more soy sauce and I sprinkled some red pepper at the table. I have also making this by using a pork tenderloin marinaded with soy sauce, garlic and sesame oil. I love Chinese barbecue pork too that is on this site. The main thing is to use leftover cold rice made the day before.

mizjmassie September 18, 2011