Basic Fried Rice

Total Time
5 mins
5 mins

This is a basic fried rice recipe that has great American-Chinese food flavor. Once you get familiar with making it, the added ingredients possible are endless. Some ideas to add include peas, carrots, and bean sprouts.

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  • 1 -2 tablespoon soy sauce (to your liking)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup rice, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 14 cup peas, cooked (optional)
  • 14 cup diced carrot, cooked (optional)
  • 14 cup bean sprouts (optional)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 green onion, chopped


  1. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok heat oil over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil and add onion. Cook until just tender.
  3. Move onions off to the sides of pan to form a circle and pour egg in middle. Begin scrambling the egg, and when they begin to solidify, add the rice mixture and cook 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add Peas, carrots, and bean sprouts (if using). Toss to combine ingredients and heat through. Serve immediately with garnish of freshly chopped green onions.