Basic Fried Rice

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by 2Bleu

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.

Top Review by Gatorbek

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!

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.

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