Learn how to make simple Fried Rice at home with this quick and easy recipe. This recipe is flavorful and full of veggies! It can be made as a side dish or as a main dish!

Homemade Fried Rice recipe

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Whenever I make my family’s favorite takeout dishes at home, I always whip up this fried rice. It’s super easy to make and it really completes the meal.

Fried Rice served with Orange Chicken

In this Fried Rice recipe, you cook the rice like pasta rather than how you traditionally cook rice. When you cook the rice like this and drain it, you get rid of the excess starch. Consequently, the rice won’t be mushy and it won’t clump together.

Delicious Fried Rice

Cook’s Note – Easy Fried Rice:

  • With most stir-fried dishes, it’s important to have all of your ingredients measured out and ready to go because the recipe moves along quickly! After all, you don’t want anything to burn.
  • You can also use 4 cups of leftover and chilled rice in this recipe if you have it.
  • To make this fried rice a bit more substantial you can add 2 cups of shredded and cooked chicken or thinly sliced and cooked pork right after the oyster sauce in step 4 of the recipe below.
  • For more of an authentic fried rice, just use thawed frozen peas and carrots. I like to use the mixed vegetables because it adds more flavor to the dish and it’s what my family prefers. So, do whatever you think your family will favor.
  • I LOVE serving this fried rice with my Healthier Orange Chicken recipe.

Simple Fried Rice recipe

Cook’s Tools – Easy Fried Rice:

large saucepan with lid     various sizes of wire mesh strainers     large frying pan with lid   wooden mixing spoon   pyrex bowl with lid

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Simple Fried Rice

Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
8 People
Learn how to make simple Fried Rice at home with this quick and easy recipe. This recipe is flavorful and full of veggies! It can be made as a side dish or as a main dish!


  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 2 large eggs beaten lightly
  • 1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables thawed (frozen peas, carrots, corn and string bean mixture)
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 5 green onions green parts only, sliced thin


  • COOK THE RICE: In a large saucepan bring 3 quarts (12 cups) of water to boil over high heat. Add the rice and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through and tender, about 12 minutes. Drain the rice in a fine-mesh strainer, and set aside.
  • COOK THE EGG: Heat ½ tablespoon of oil in a deep, large skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the eggs and let them cook without stirring them until they are starting to set around the edges, about 20 seconds. Then, constantly stir the eggs until they’re cooked through but not browned, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat, transfer the eggs to a bowl, and set aside.
  • COOK THE VEGGIES: Return the skillet to high heat and add in the remaining 2 ½ tablespoons of oil. Once the oil is shimmering, add the thawed vegetables and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • PUTTING EVERYTHING TOGETHER: Add the rice, soy sauce, and oyster sauce and cook, while stirring constantly, until the mixture is heated through and evenly coated, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cooked eggs and green onions and cook until heated through, about 1 minute more. Serve.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.31g | Protein: 5.64g | Fat: 6.66g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 1.47g | Vitamin A: 3900IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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  1. Kim @ KimsKandyKreations says:

    So that’s how it’s done! I LOVE fried rice, but have never been able to get the consistancy of what they have in the restraunts. Thanks for sharing your instructions. I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just tried your recipe. It was delicious. Thank you! – Nicole Leavitt

  3. Nicole,

    I’me SO glad you liked the recipe! We miss you guys!!!

  4. Another way to avoid “sticky” rice is to rinse the rice using a sieve and letting the cold water run over it til clear then steam as normal…or put rice in cooking pan, cover with cold water and “wash” by moving hand through rice then drain and redo til water is almost clear…3-4 times. This is how we did it in Japan. Never had “sticky” rice and can be used 15mins after it has been steamed.
    I also like to tuck medium sized raw shrimp into the hot rice in the last few (6) minutes of the cooking process and cover. The shrimp is tender but completely cooked.

  5. I love making fried rice at home – it’s always a great idea for quick dinner. Your recipe looks colorful and so delicious, I just have to try it soon too!

  6. Hanady | Recipe Nomad says:

    Oh my you had me at EASY! My kiddos love fried rice! Thanks for the share! Recipe saved!

  7. Yum! Fried rice is one of my favourite comfort foods! Love the tip on measuring out all the ingredients first; making fried rice goes fast!

  8. Brian Jones says:

    Looks so tasty and sounds so simple, must give your version a try.

  9. Helen of Fuss Free Flavours says:

    I love an easy tasty recipe. Made with delicious ingredients, ideal for a quick mid-week meal. A great way of pumping up for veggie intake.

  10. Kate | Veggie Desserts says:

    This looks incredible. All those veggies look like little jewels. Great idea to use frozen veggies to make it extra quick and easy.

  11. Can’t wait to try this!