Easy Fried Rice

"I never could make fried rice, it always turned out sticky and nasty. Until one night when I couldn't sleep, I turned on the tv and watched this infomercial for cookware and they made fried rice. And what do you know, its a good recipe! Only thing good that ever came out of a infomercial, lol. Anyway my whole family loves it and have been asked for the recipe many times. If you have leftover chicken, toss it in too. I've also added hamburger and other veggies with good results too."
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Ready In:


  • 3 cups cold leftover cooked rice
  • 12 - 1 cup oleo (or butter)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped, or just use 3 cloves of garlic and)
  • 2 carrots (diced)
  • 1 cup frozen peas (or a small-medium part of ginger)
  • 3 eggs (beaten, or 6)
  • 14 - 12 cup soy sauce (to taste, and chicken msg)
  • pepper


  • Melt oleo in large non-stick skillet.
  • Add onion, celery, and carrots.
  • Saute until onions are transparent and carrots are crisp tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add peas and cook one minute more until peas are thawed.
  • Push veggies to one side of skillet.
  • Scramble eggs in empty side of skillet after the oleo spreads from veggies.
  • Mix eggs into veggies and season with pepper.
  • then put in small amount of rice and then.
  • Add soy sauce.
  • Then slowly mix in rice by the spoonful until all rice is added and all ingredients are well blended.
  • Fry until steamy hot stirring often.

Questions & Replies

  1. How do I need to go about cooking the rice?
  2. In your ingredients you state Peas or Ginger. Is this a typo and the ginger is supposed to be on a separate line? Just seems odd for either peas or ginger.


  1. I found this to be an easy to prepare fried rice that went well with Vietnamese Spring Rolls that my wife made. I will, in the future, back off or even eliminate the celery or, perhaps better yet, chop it even finer (I had about 1/8" x 1/8" x 1/8" pieces this time). I think some chopped sugar pea pods would also go rather well with this dish. This dish will be welcome to return to my table.
  2. Easy, tasty recipe! I cut it in half cause I only had 1 1/2 cups of rice. Used 1 egg instead of 1 1/2. Only had a few slices of onion so I added a couple diced garlic cloves. Used canned peas (recommend sticking with the frozen - canned too mushy). Also added diced precooked bacon. This recipe is very adaptable as far as ingredients. It's a definite keeper. Thanks Mona.
  3. Mona, This was indeed VERY easy and it went together so well,I have tried other recipes but they did not mix well.I loved this recipe,Everyting went so smooth and easy I was done and eating it before I knew it,will definitely make this often.Thanks,Darlene Summers
  4. This was an excellent recipe. It was my first attempt to make fried rice, but won't be my last. I used between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of soy sauce. I also forgot the celery. It still turned out to be the perfect rice for our chinese meal. I can't wait to make it again.
  5. Delicious!! Came out perfect and very easy to make and simple ingredients, didnt have to buy ton of things i would never use for anything but this recipe, my new go to fried rice recipe!! Made it three times already, perfect every time


  1. Great recipe but I would leave out the MSG part as with that garbage I would end up in the hospital for sure since I am highly allergic to it. I would also use real butter not Oleo. Otherwise I guess this is a minor tweak too.
  2. good and classic fried rice, but I would add some minced ginger! Minor tweak but definitely elevated it!
  3. We get Chinese take out from time to time and never finish the rice, this is a great way to use it up. Great recipe, easy and fast. To make it healthier I used earth balance organic buttery spread, instead of soy sauce I used Braggs liquid Aminos, substituted tofu for eggs and added garlic because I add garlic to EVERYTHING :)...turned out awesome!
  4. Sorry, we were not crazy about this, I used butter instead of oleo, which is a substitute. I didn't like the taste of the butter in it and I only used 2 Tablespoons, tasted like buttered soy rice, just my opinion.
  5. I had a lot of brown rice and quinoa leftover from yday and I'd never made fried rice before. After going thru a lot of Internet recipes, I chose this one. I used a can of peas instead of frozen, added some finely chopped kale, and some salad shrimp I had leftover in freezer. Sprinkled a little ginger and garlic sandp and also used half stick of unsalted butter and finished off a little grapeseed oil had in bottle in place of oleo. Turned out absolutely EXCELLENT!!!


Lets see,where to start? I'm a stay at home mom for now.And living on one income makes for creative living.I'm always on the lookout for ways to stretch our grocery budget but still make foods that my husband and children enjoy.I usually cook from scratch and love recipe collecting.
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