This egg-fried rice recipe is one to keep on hand all the time. It’s so easy to prepare and it’s always packed with great flavor.
From the cooked rice to the scrambled egg, seasonings, and vegetables, there is nothing that you won’t like about this tasty dish. Serve it up as a meal or serve it up as a side dish with other Asian-inspired recipes like my Chicken Chow Mein, Egg Roll Noodle Bowl, or even my Thai Cashew Chicken Salad. Any of them would pair perfectly for a fuller meal.
What is fried rice?
Fried rice is a stir-fry style dish made with cooked rice, and other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, or even seafood. It’s usually eaten as a side dish or a meal depending on what is put in it or how many servings are prepared at once.
Ingredients you’ll need for Egg Fried Rice:
- Vegetable Oil
- Cloves Garlic
- Long Grain Rice
- Sesame Oil
- Soy Sauce
- Garlic Salt
- Lemon Juice
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to make egg fried rice:
In a wok, heat one tablespoon of olive oil.
Add in your onion and cook until the onions are soft and translucent.
Add in the remaining vegetables, olive oil, and garlic.
Cook for another minute.
Add in your rice and then drizzle the sesame oil over the top.
Toss all of the ingredients together well to help make sure that the rice doesn’t stick to the sides or bottom of the pan.
Once the rice is hot, push the rice over to the sides of the pan and make a “hole” in the center of the rice.
Add your two eggs to this hole.
Add in a bit of soy sauce.
Fry the eggs while mixing them with a spatula until scrambled.
Once the eggs have been scrambled and cooked, stir them into the rest of the rice dish.
Pour in the remaining soy sauce and sprinkle in the salt, and garlic salt, mix together.
Add in the lemon juice for freshness.
Top with scallions for garnish and serve.
- Leftover rice works best when making homemade egg fried rice because it’s not super sticky and fluffy, making it perfect for getting that “fried rice” consistency.
- When selecting a grain of rice to use, most people opt for the long-grain white rice because it gets the job done well. The color of the rice will become a yellow/brown after mixing it up with the egg and soy sauce.
Is fried rice gluten-free?
This rice recipe actually is gluten-free but you should note that not all soy sauce varieties are gluten-free, meaning that if you are trying to accommodate a gluten allergy you should specifically buy a soy sauce that says “gluten-free” on the bottle.
Can fried rice be frozen?
Yes, save yourself over fried rice for later by placing it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Then when you’re ready to eat it, simply thaw before reheating.
How can fried rice be reheated?
Take your thawed or chilled fried rice and place it onto a hot skillet with a pad of butter. Cook for about 5-10 minutes or until the rice is cooked through. Stir constantly to help get the heat evenly distributed. If needed, add in a tablespoon or two f water to help rehydrate the rice.
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 Onion (diced)
- 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
- 4 cups Long Grain Rice (cooked)
- ½ Tbsp Sesame Oil
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- ¼ Tsp Salt
- ¼ Tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- ½ Cup Scallions (chopped)
- Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a wok. Add the onion and cook until it’s soft and translucent.
- Add in the remaining vegetable oil and garlic. Cook for another minute.
- Add the rice and drizzle over the sesame oil.
- Toss everything together and ensure the rice doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Once the rice is hot, push the rice over to the side of the pan and crack the two eggs in the space. Add a bit of soy sauce to the eggs.
- Fry the eggs, mix with a spatula to make them scrambled.
- Mix the egg into the rice.
- Pour in the remaining soy sauce, sprinkle salt, garlic salt, and mix it all together.
- Add lemon juice.
- Top with scallions and ENJOY!