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Overhead view of fried rice with vegetables in a white bowl by a pair of chopsticks.

Fried Rice

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  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


Delicious restaurant-style fried rice is so EASY to make at home and a great way to use up leftover rice!


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced (about 1 1/2 cups diced carrots)
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup diced white or yellow onion (about 1/2 of a medium onion)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups cooked cold rice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (more or less, to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Heat a wok or skillet over medium high heat. Add oil, then carrots, peas and onions. Fry, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender (about 5 minutes).
  2. Using a spatula, move the vegetables to one side of the pan. On the other side, add the eggs and quickly stir to scramble. Stir well to combine once eggs are scrambled.
  3. Increase heat to high and stir in cooked rice and soy sauce. Stir constantly until heated through, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and top with green onions.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese