Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is great as a main dish or accompanying your favorite Oriental meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet or wok.
  2. Scramble eggs in butter, breaking up the cooked eggs into small pieces.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet or wok.
  5. Saute onions and/or green peppers in butter for 3 minutes.
  6. Combine eggs, onions, rice, and meat.
  7. Stir in soy sauce until color of rice is uniform.
  8. Stir in peas.
  9. Heat only until warm.


Most Helpful

What a great way to use up little bits of leftover ingredients! I was looking for a recipe that would use up a small amount of leftover meat and rice and this fit the bill perfectly. This was very quick, easy, inexpensive, and tasty. This was indeed nothing like Asian style fried rice - this has a completely different taste. My family enjoyed this very much and we will make this again. The only changes I would make would be to decrease the amount of butter - I halved the butter and still felt I could have used nonstick butter flavor spray instead. I also thought the amount of soy sauce made this a little bit too salty - I would either reduce the amount or use lower sodium soy sauce. I suspect that the author perhaps eyeballs his soy sauce as he adds it to the rice - he instructs you to add soy sauce until the rice turns brown (so maybe he guessed approximately 1/4 cup and it is actually less?) Anyway, I still thought is was a very good family dish.

HeatherFeather January 21, 2002

Oriental Fried Rice is equivalent to the Western casserole. My parents are oriental, and the ingredients that go into their fried rice would be whatever leftover from the previous nights. This recipe, in my opinion, is excellent. The secret to a successful fried rice dish is to use leftover rice, since it is less sticky and easier to manipulate.

Peter Pan April 13, 2002

I'm kind of on Walt's side. In my opinion, the peas, green peppers, overdose of soy sauce, and butter are the recipe's downfall. The second time I made it, I threw in bamboo shoots, diced red peppers, sliced water chestnuts, bean sprouts, chopped mushrooms, and diced carrots, all of which I stir-fried in a mixtute of peanut oil and sesame oil. As for meat, I included shredded, almost crispy, roast pork. Now THAT was fried rice!

Mille® February 26, 2002

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