This is literally the easiest fried rice recipe you’ll ever make! It’s a complete no-brainer recipe that pulls together in just 5 minutes. It also pairs SO well with any entree or side dish. Conveniently put together this fried rice on any given weekday. You'll see how incredibly quick and easy this egg fried rice is!
The Best Rice for Quick & Easy Egg Fried Rice
This recipe is PERFECT for leftovers, especially rice! If you have day-old rice sitting in your fridge, this is the recipe you want to pull out!
Fresh, steamy, fluffy rice is absolutely delicious, but not the most ideal when making fried rice. That’s because when it’s fresh, there’s usually much more moisture in the grains of rice. If you try making fried rice with fresh rice, you have a higher chance of making wet or sticky rice, instead of the flaky flavorful version you get at restaurants.
With day-old rice, you can rehydrate it with all the liquid flavor you want and it just soaks it right up!
Spicing Up Your Egg Fried Rice
This quick and easy egg-fried rice is a great base recipe! It’s so good as is but also incredibly versatile for you to build upon!
Growing up, many times we’d look in our fridge to see if we had any vegetables or meat laying around in the fridge that we can easily toss in too! It’s a simple way to bolster this dish to an even more substantial meal.
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Quick Egg Fried Rice
- Heat a large pan on medium-high heat. Add about a tablespoon of oil then pour in eggs. Cook until the eggs are just set, then remove and set aside.
- Increase the heat to high and add a little more oil to the pan. Add in rice, pour oyster sauce and light soy sauce on top, then garlic powder. Combine until rice is well coated.
- Toss eggs back in, mix, and top with green onions. Enjoy!
- Rice: Long grain rice is traditionally used for Chinese fried rice, which results in flakey fried rice. Avoid sweet, sushi, or glutinous rice because they become stickier and clump.
- Oyster Sauce: Oyster sauce adds a depth of sweet and savory flavors. You can find it at local Asian markets; my favorite brand is Lee Kum Kee.
Exact calculations may vary. For the most accurate nutritional information, use your preferred nutrition calculator, actual ingredients, and quantities used for the recipe. Please consult with your physician or registered dietitian if more precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.