Prepare for a taste bud explosion with our Chinese takeout-inspired Easy Fried Rice! Loaded with veggies and a subtle hint of spice, one bite, and you’ll bid farewell to the restaurant version. Whether you serve it as a delectable side or beef it up with your favorite protein for a full-fledged meal, this recipe is a game-changer. 

A bowl of easy fried rice with veggies with two chopsticks balanced on top and a side of soy sauce

Why We Love This Easy Fried Rice

Indulging in Chinese takeout is a guilty pleasure we can all relate to, and we’ve mastered the art of recreating our favorite recipes at home like Kung Pao Chicken and Orange Chicken. Because let’s face it, sometimes the craving for those flavors strikes, and you just need to bring the restaurant vibes to your own kitchen! So, it only made sense to recreate everyone’s favorite side dish, veggie fried rice, too! This recipe is: 

  • Ready in 12 minutes
  • Full of nutrients thanks to the abundance of veggies
  • Made with a hint of extra spice for the absolute best flavor
  • Budget-friendly and perfect for meal prep
  • Easy to bulk up for a complete meal

Ingredients You’ll Need for Simple Veggie Fried Rice

Navigating the sea of easy fried rice variations, we opted for simplicity with the ingredients we had on hand. Here’s the lineup for our version:

  • Rice – For the best results, we recommend using quick-cooking rice such as Minute rice. 
  • Broth – The use of chicken broth in place of water makes for a richer taste.
  • Veggies – We used green peas, onions, carrots, and green onions, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. You can’t go wrong! 
  • Flavor Additions – We incorporated minced garlic, soy sauce, and sriracha. However, if you aren’t a fan of spice, you can easily adjust or omit the ingredients. 
  • Sesame Oil – This helps create the fried texture and adds a slightly nutty flavor. 
  • Eggs – Crucial to easy fried rice recipes, egg adds a good source of protein and fat while also enhancing the richness of the dish. 
  • Butter – When used in conjunction with the oil and eggs, butter makes for the most indulgent veggie fried rice! 

How to Make the Best Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Get ready to ditch the takeout menus because this veggie fried rice is about to become your go-to! Seriously, once you follow the steps below, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with the takeout version in the first place.

  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the eggs, butter, and scallions to a large pot. 
  2. Bring the ingredients to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer until all of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is fully cooked. 
  3. Crack the eggs into a small hole in the rice mixture. Stir until fully cooked and incorporated with the rest of the ingredients. 
  4. Add the butter and green onions, stirring to combine. 
  5. Serve warm, and enjoy! 

Can I Make Veggie Fried Rice with Leftover Rice? 

If you prefer to use pre-cooked rice, we’ve got an incredible Wok Egg Fried Rice recipe here! For the best results, we recommend using cold, day-old rice. 

Serving Suggestions

Elevate this veggie fried rice from side dish to star of the show by tossing in diced chicken, shrimp, or tofu for a protein-packed feast. Or, let it shine as the perfect sidekick to your favorite main courses. Pair it with: 

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Storage Options

This Easy Fried Rice recipe is great to make ahead of time! If stored in an airtight container, it will stay fresh in the fridge for 5-7 days. Or, keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months

The best way to reheat leftovers is in the microwave or on the stovetop. However, we don’t recommend reheating them more than once as they might become a bit too mushy. 

More Satisfying Rice Recipes

For the rice enthusiasts out there, we’ve got more delicious recipes that incorporate this glorious grain! Dive into these favorites:

  • Inspired by baked stuffed peppers, this Stuffed Pepper Rice has all the flavor you love but is so much easier to prepare.
  • A Middle Eastern staple, a combination of rice and pasta, this Vermicelli Rice is the best recipe for when you can’t decide between sides. 
  • Simple to make yet utterly delicious, this Coconut Turmeric Rice is surprisingly good for you and guaranteed to be a winner! 
  • Loaded with Greek flavors, this easy Greek Rice Bake is a simple staple that pairs perfectly with all your favorite meals. 

a bowl of easy fried rice with eggs with chopsticks on top

Easy Fried Rice with Veggies

5 from 2 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
A healthier version of everyone's favorite takeout food, this easy fried rice with veggies is made in one pot and loaded with flavor for a tasty side or filling dinner!


  • 3 cups quick cooking rice such as Minute Rice
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth broth of choice
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 diced onion
  • 1/2 cup frozen diced carrots
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sriracha more or less to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • green onions for garnish


  • In a large heavy bottom pot add all the ingredients except for the eggs, butter, and green onions.
    3 cups quick cooking rice, 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, 1 cup frozen green peas, 1/2 diced onion, 1/2 cup frozen diced carrots, 4 cloves minced garlic, 3 Tablespoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 2 Tablespoons sriracha
  • Bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.
  • Make a small hole in the center of the pot. Add eggs. Gently stir until the eggs are cooked through. Add butter and green onions. Stir to combine. Serve immedietly!
    2 eggs, 2 Tablespoons butter, green onions for garnish



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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2064IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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      1. Oh my goodness…this was so good and quick! I did the cold rice version as I did have some leftover rice from a previous dish. Again, my family loved your recipe!

  1. People that have to eat a gluten-free diet cant eat soy sauce or Whoesersauc even some soups !! I did not know that. The seasoning in packets is also off-limits as they usually have wheat additives.