Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.


Most Helpful

This made a very good fried rice! It's important to start with cold rice - leftovers work really well - so that the rice does not absorb too much moisture and become sticky. I added some fresh diced carrots and red bell pepper which I steamed with the peas before adding to the rice. I added an extra 1/2 cup or so of rice because I used extra veggies, and it was awesome. I love the sesame oil, and none of the flavors was overpowering. It was very balanced and the family ate it up - no leftovers! Thanks, 2Bleu, for another great one!

Gatorbek June 06, 2008

Quite yummy. Next time I think I might add the red pepper as another suggested.

Nyteglori July 19, 2011

A very nice basic recipe for fried rice. I halved the recipe and served with Veggie Shish Kabobs. Thanks!

Sharon123 May 17, 2008

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