Oh friends – if you enjoy fried rice then you’re going to love this recipe! It’s simple, delicious, and gives you a taste of take-out at home. Like many of my favorite recipes, it’s easy to tweak according to your preferences. Feel free to add or sub whatever vegetables you like. You can keep it as a side dish or toss in some cooked chicken, pork, or shrimp to make it more of a full meal.
One little note – it’s best to use cold rice (leftover from take-out or made the day before) but you can use freshly cooked rice if you’re in a pinch. This fried rice also makes for great leftovers and is sure to please the whole family. (Clare already likes it!)
Homemade Fried Rice
2 large eggs, scrambled
3 Tbsp butter
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup white onion, diced
1 cup frozen peas
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
4 cups cooked rice (any kind but cold rice is best)
4 green onions, thinly sliced
4-5 Tbsp soy sauce, or more to taste
Extra sliced green onion for garnish (optional)
Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
Yield: 4-6 servings
First, scramble eggs and set aside. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pan on medium heat. Add the carrots, onions, peas, and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper or add more to taste. Sauté the veggies for about 5 minutes, until the onion and carrots are soft.
Increase the heat to high and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to melt. Add the rice, green onions, and soy sauce. Stir for a few minutes to fry the rice and add more soy sauce if wanted. Add the eggs and stir to combine. Remove from heat and serve while warm. Top with extra chopped green onion and/or sesame seeds if wanted. Enjoy!
Source: Slightly adapted from Gimme Some Oven