Classic Fried Rice

Classic Fried Rice

Classic Fried Rice

This is my go to lunch recipe when I’m home. I love this stuff. Right so generally I try to cook each meal. That’s the goal anyway (and the pancakes we had last night for dinner totally count, right?), but sometime we takeout. We have like three places that are currently “on the list” and one of those places serves Indian food, which I love to eat, but rarely make. Anyway, anytime we get Indian takeout we usually get stuck with at least one contain of plain white rice. I hate to throw it out, but equally what exactly do you do with it unless you’re making something with basic rice on the side, but if that’s the case, for a family of 5 chances are one contain of leftover rice isn’t going to cut it. So what to do? Well, make fried rice for lunch of course. The kids will eat something else and this is perfect for one person. I make mine vegetarian, but you could add any meat you have on hand. The classic addition of course is shrimp, which I love, but don’t ever quite seem to buy for whatever reason. Anyway, this cooks in 5 mins or so and we always have the basic ingredients on hand. This is your lunch today, just trust me.


Serves 1-2

Reheats Yes

Freezes Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Stirring together seasonings


  • 3 cups day old steamed white rice
  •  3 tbsp oil
  •  3 eggs, beaten with a dash of salt
  •  2 cloves garlic, minced
  •  1 half in piece of ginger, minced
  •  1/2 c peas
  •  1/2 c carrots, diced


  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce
  •  1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  •  1/4 tsp sesame oil
  •  dash white pepper


  1. Mix ingredients for seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a skillet and gently fry the eggs, flipping half way, until just set, about 2 mins total. Break into smaller pieces and set aside.
  3. Heat skillet over high heat and add remaining oil. Fry garlic and ginger for about 30 seconds. Add frozen peas and carrots. Stir fry one minute. Add rice and break up with your spatula. Stir to combine and continue to fry.
  4. Add seasoning and stir to combine will with the rice. Add eggs to the skillet and cook everything until the rice just gets slightly fried and toasty about 3 mins total. Taste for seasonings (I often add a dash more soy sauce) and enjoy.

Classic Fried Rice

Classic Fried Rice


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