Quick, easy to make, and super customizable, this Wok Egg Fried Rice is one of our favorite recipes for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
Why We Love Egg Fried Rice
Our families love Chinese takeout! We don’t order out a lot, but when we do we always include fried rice. It’s one thing the whole family can agree on. So, we decided to try our hand at making it at home. Luckily, it was a huge hit! Now, this egg fried recipe is served on repeat and requested from our kids. We can’t blame them, either. We love it, too! It’s:
- The perfect way to use up leftovers.
- Incredibly budget-friendly.
- Super quick to make.
- And so delicious!
Ingredients for the Best Egg Fried Rice Recipe
You won’t believe how such simple ingredients can create so much flavor!
- Rice – White rice such as Jasmine or short grain works best. However, you could swap it out for brown rice or other variations if you prefer.
- Veggies – To replicate our favorite egg fried rice, we included peas, onion, carrots, and green onions, but feel free to add in anything else you have on hand!
- Seasonings – Garlic, salt, and pepper are all you’ll need.
- Soy Sauce – Soy sauce adds a salty, slightly savory flavor that’s irresistible. Feel free to swap it out for tamari instead.
- Sesame Oil – The best oil for creating fried rice, sesame oil has a high smoke point and adds a slightly nutty flavor.
- Eggs – Eggs add protein and healthy fats, making this recipe more filling.
- Butter – Used to cook the ingredients, butter also adds a rich flavor.
How to Make Fried Rice With Egg
For the fastest, easiest egg fried rice, we prefer to use a wok! Here’s an overview of how it’s done:
- Melt half the butter over medium heat.
- Cook the veggies, and add the remaining butter.
- Stir in the rice, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
- Add the eggs and green onions.
- Toss until everything is combined and well cooked.
Tips for the Best Egg Fried Rice
Of course, this recipe is super easy. However, we have a few tips that will make it even better!
Use Cold Rice. Fresh rice becomes soggy once cooked. So, for the best results, we recommended making your rice a day or two in advance and letting it chill in the fridge.
Use Frozen Veggies. Not only are they cheap, but they also add moisture back to the rice and prevent it from overcooking.
Keep Your Wok Hot. Egg fried rice cooks fast! So, you’ll want to make sure you keep the wok hot, and continue to stir constantly to prevent the rice from burning and sticking to the bottom.
One of our favorite things about this dish is how customizable it is to make. For an easy side, we leave it as is. However, we also love to add in some extra flavor or bulk it up for a filling meal.
Add Protein: Chicken shrimp, beef, and pork all taste great and make for a kid-friendly dinner that’s a well-rounded meal.
Use Pineapple! If you like sweet and salty flavors, try adding in a bit of diced pineapple.
Make Kimchi Fried Rice. Not only is kimchi great for your gut, but it also adds a super original tangy flavor we love.
Garnish. For a bit of heat, we sprinkle in a few red pepper flakes. Or, to enhance the nutty flavor of the sesame oil, we sometimes include sesame seeds as well.
Fridge: Keep leftovers in an airtight container for 5-7days.
Freezer: Store your egg fried rice in the freezer for up to 6 months.
When you’re ready to eat, warm your rice in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through. If it is a bit too clumpy, add a small dash of water to break it up, and cook until it evaporates!
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- Everything you love about stuffed peppers in the convenience of a rice dish, this Stuffed Pepper Rice Bake is crazy delicious and so easy to make!
- Your new favorite side dish, this Easy Spanish Style Rice is next-leve- good.
- The perfect vegetarian recipe, Coconut Turmeric Rice is full of flavor and good for you, too!
- A traditional side, this Egyptian Baked Rice Recipe is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and completely irresistible.
Wok Egg Fried Rice
- 3 cups cooked and chilled white rice (jasmine or short grain rice)
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 1 small diced onion
- 1/2 cup frozen diced carrots
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2-3 eggs scrambled
- 4 tbsp butter (divided)
- green onions for garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a wok over high heat melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add onions, carrots, peas, salt and pepper. Fry for 3-4 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add remaining butter and continute to stir.
- Add rice, soy sauce, sesame oil. Toss together until all the rice is combined with the vegetables. Stir in eggs and green onions.
- Feel free to add some crushed red pepper, and/or sesame seeds!