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Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

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Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

There’s something so comforting and joyful about cooking a dish that’s not only quick and easy but also downright delicious. Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you a recipe that’s been a game-changer in my kitchen: Easy Egg Fried Rice. This dish is a true hero on busy weeknights and a delightful way to use up leftover rice. Believe me, the aroma that fills your kitchen will have everyone rushing to the table!


Egg Fried Rice is a classic that needs no introduction, but let me tell you, every spoonful of this recipe brings a smile to my face! It’s a versatile dish that you can whip up in no time, and the best part? It’s packed with flavors that will tickle your taste buds. I promised you versatile, and here’s proof!


To make this scrumptious Egg Fried Rice, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of cooked rice (preferably day-old rice)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, and corn work great)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Spring onions, chopped (for garnish)

How to Make Easy Egg Fried Rice

Step 1: Prepare Your Ingredients

Make sure all your ingredients are ready and within reach. This will make the cooking process smooth and enjoyable!

Step 2: Cook the Eggs

Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Pour in the beaten eggs and stir gently until they are fully cooked. Remove the eggs from the pan and set them aside.

Step 3: Sauté the Vegetables

In the same pan, add the remaining oil. Add the chopped onions and garlic and sauté until they are soft and translucent. Then, add the mixed vegetables and stir-fry until they’re just tender.

Step 4: Combine Everything

Add the cooked rice to the pan. Break any clumps with a spatula. Pour in the soy sauce and sesame oil, and mix until everything is evenly coated. Return the cooked eggs to the pan, breaking them into small pieces as you mix.

Step 5: Season and Garnish

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Give everything a final stir to combine all the flavors beautifully. Garnish with chopped spring onions before serving.

Helpful Tips

  • Rice Texture: For the best texture in fried rice, use rice that has been refrigerated overnight. It’s less sticky and fries up nicely.
  • High Heat: Keep the heat high when adding the rice. It helps to fry it quickly and gives it that signature crispy texture.


  • Protein Add-Ins: Feel free to add cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu for an extra protein boost.
  • Gluten-Free: Use tamari instead of soy sauce to make this dish gluten-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use freshly cooked rice for fried rice? It’s best to use day-old rice as it’s drier and less likely to turn mushy. However, if you’re in a pinch, spread freshly cooked rice on a tray and let it cool in the fridge for a few hours.

What other vegetables can I use? Virtually any diced vegetable can work. Try bell peppers, zucchini, or even broccoli.

Storage Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in a pan over medium heat or in the microwave.

More Relevant Recipes

If you loved this, you might also enjoy these other quick and easy recipes:

  • Quick Vegetable Stir Fry
  • Simple Shrimp Scampi
  • Homemade Chicken Teriyaki

Happy cooking, and remember, the key to great cooking isn’t just in the recipe—it’s in the joy it brings to those who gather around your table. Enjoy your Easy Egg Fried Rice, and here’s to many more delicious moments!

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Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Join me, Emma, as I guide you through the delightful simplicity of making Easy Egg Fried Rice! This recipe is a wonderful whirlwind of flavors, combining tender eggs, vibrant veggies, and savory sauces to create a comforting meal that’s ready in a snap.



2 cups cooked rice (preferably day-old)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup mixed vegetables (like peas, carrots, and corn)

23 tablespoons soy sauce (adjust to taste)

1 teaspoon sesame oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Spring onions, chopped for garnish


Prepare Ingredients: Have all ingredients ready and within reach.

Cook Eggs: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan, add eggs, and cook, stirring until set. Remove and set aside.

Sauté Vegetables: In the same pan, add remaining oil, onion, and garlic. Sauté until translucent. Add mixed vegetables and stir-fry until just tender.

Combine and Fry: Add rice, breaking clumps. Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well, then reintroduce eggs, breaking them into small pieces.

Season and Garnish: Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, mix well, and garnish with spring onions before serving.


Rice Tip: Use day-old rice for the best texture.

Variations: Add cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu for extra protein.

Gluten-Free Option: Substitute soy sauce with tamari.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stir-frying
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: approximately 250
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 700mg (varies with soy sauce brand)
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 140mg

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