Authentic Chinese Fried Rice

READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 2 cups


  • 2
    cups instant rice
  • 2
    cups water
  • 12
    medium onion, diced
  • 14
    cup frozen mixed peas and carrots (doesn't have to be thawed)
  • 14
    cup soy sauce (sounds like a lot, but it IS 2 cups of rice!)
  • 1
  • 4
    tablespoons oil, divided


  • In a small pot, bring the water to a boil and then stir in rice. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, place 2 tablespoons of oil to get hot over med-high heat. Scramble egg, stir-frying the heck outta that sucker to make sure it's good and broken up. Put it into your serving bowl for holding.
  • Put the other 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet and fry the onion until almost transparent.
  • Add the peas and carrots, stir-frying those to thaw. Heat thoroughly.
  • By this time, the rice should be ready; pour it into the skillet and add the egg. Pour in the soy sauce as well.
  • With a quick hand, toss ingredients over med-high heat and stir quickly. "Fry" the rice until all the soy sauce is distributed and the color and strength is to your liking.
  • Dish this stuff up and serve it with your favorite other Chinese dishes or just do what I do and make a meal outta this stuff!