Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

Emma

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Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

Enjoy a delightful culinary experience with our Easy Egg Fried Rice, a dish that combines simplicity and flavor in every bite.

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for those who love the taste of traditional Chinese cuisine but are short on time.

In just 10 minutes, you can prepare and cook a meal that’s both satisfying and healthy.

Ideal as a side dish for your Chinese dinner or as a light standalone meal, this vegetarian and gluten-free recipe is a crowd-pleaser.

For another delicious meal option, try our Mexican Pizza recipe – it’s a crowd-pleaser!

Egg Fried Rice Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (day-old rice works best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 4 green onions, sliced
Easy Egg Fried Rice

Directions

  1. Heat the Oil: Add peanut or vegetable oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat until hot.
  2. Cook the Eggs: Pour in the beaten eggs. Let the bottom set slightly, then lightly scramble until mostly set, with some parts still runny.
  3. Add Rice: Place the rice over the runny egg. Use your spatula to chop and separate it into small pieces, ensuring some of the rice is coated with egg.
  4. Season and Cook: Sprinkle with salt and add green onions. Continue cooking and stirring occasionally, until the rice turns slightly golden and crispy, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Adjust Seasoning: Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed, by adding more salt, chicken bouillon, or MSG.
  6. Serve Hot: Transfer to a plate and serve immediately as a side dish or a light main dish.

Notes

  • Day-Old Rice: For best results, use day-old rice as it has less moisture and gets crispier.
  • Oil Quantity: Don’t skimp on the oil to ensure the rice gets crispy without being too dry.
  • Green Onions: Use plenty for a fragrant touch. Regular onions can substitute but green onions are preferred.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 296 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38.4 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g
  • Fat: 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 164 mg
  • Sodium: 357 mg
  • Potassium: 154 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Calcium: 47 mg
  • Iron: 3 mg

FAQs

Q1: Can I use a nonstick pan? A: Yes, a nonstick pan works great for this recipe, even on an electric stove.

Q2: What can I use instead of peanut oil? A: Vegetable oil is a suitable substitute for peanut oil.

Q3: Can I add more ingredients? A: Absolutely! Feel free to add vegetables, chicken, or shrimp for a more substantial meal.

Q4: How can I store leftover fried rice? A: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving.

This recipe offers a delightful balance of simplicity and taste, ensuring a satisfying meal that can be prepared quickly and efficiently. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner, this Easy Egg Fried Rice will become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

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Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

Savor the flavors of traditional Chinese cuisine with this Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe. Perfect for a quick, healthy meal or side dish, it combines tender eggs, crispy rice, and the fresh taste of scallions. Vegetarian and gluten-free, this recipe is a delightful addition to any meal.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (day-old rice works best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 4 green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat the Oil: Add peanut or vegetable oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat until hot.
  2. Cook the Eggs: Pour in the beaten eggs. Let the bottom set slightly, then lightly scramble until mostly set, with some parts still runny.
  3. Add Rice: Place the rice over the runny egg. Use your spatula to chop and separate it into small pieces, ensuring some of the rice is coated with egg.
  4. Season and Cook: Sprinkle with salt and add green onions. Continue cooking and stirring occasionally, until the rice turns slightly golden and crispy, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Adjust Seasoning: Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed, by adding more salt, chicken bouillon, or MSG.
  6. Serve Hot: Transfer to a plate and serve immediately as a side dish or a light main dish.

Notes

  • Day-old rice is preferred for better texture.
  • Adjust oil and seasonings as needed.
  • Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop Cooking
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 296 kcal
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 357 mg
  • Fat: 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 164 mg

Keywords: Easy Egg Fried Rice, Quick Meal, Chinese Cuisine, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

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