Best-Loved Fried Rice


Enjoy the flavors of restaurant fried rice in this quick skillet side dish recipe.

Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil or vegetable oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 stalk celery, thinly bias-sliced (1/2 cup)

  • ¾ cup fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 cup chilled cooked long grain white rice

  • 1 medium carrot, julienned

  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 green onions, sliced (about 1/4 cup)


  1. In a small bowl combine eggs and the 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Set aside.

  2. In a wok or large skillet heat the 1 teaspoon sesame oil over medium heat. Add garlic and egg mixture; stir gently to scramble. When set, remove egg mixture from the wok. Roll up cooked eggs and slice. Remove wok from heat.

  3. Pour the 1 tablespoon cooking oil into the wok. (Add more oil as needed during cooking.) Return to medium-high heat. Stir-fry celery in hot oil for 1 minute. Add mushrooms; stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

  4. Add rice, carrot, and peas. Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Cook and stir for 4 to 6 minutes or until heated through. Add cooked egg mixture and green onions; cook and stir about 1 minute more or until heated through.

    Best-Loved Fried Rice
    Jason Donnelly

Shrimp Fried Rice:

Add 12 ounces peeled and deveined fully cooked shrimp when adding the rice. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Tofu Fried Rice:

Add 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into 3/4-inch cubes, when adding the rice. Makes 4 main-dish servings. Per serving for shrimp and tofu variations: 286 cal., 10 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 272 mg chol., 818 mg sodium, 26 g carb., 3 g fiber, 26 g pro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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