Easy Fried Rice

I lovvveeee fried rice.  ❤ LOOOOVE!  There’s something so comforting about it.

Did you know it’s SUPER EASY to make at home?  It’s super easy and super delicious!

This is my go-to recipe when we want Chinese food.  I usually make it as a side dish, but you can turn it into a main dish by adding chicken, beef, tofu, etc.



The sous chefs^^


Regarding the ingredients:  Sesame oil is a must – don’t skimp on this or it won’t be the same!  Onion is also a must but if you’re super picky like, **clears throat** Jessica Farmer, then you can substitute raw onion with onion powder instead.  I also substitute “light soy sauce” because regular soy sauce is too salty.  I can’t believe I just said “too salty” but ……. IT’S JUST TOO SALTY!


They say it’s best to use “next-day” rice for this dish.  I’ve never had that kind of patience so we’re using same-day rice…. errr….  Same-hour rice actually. 😀

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.” – Proverb


Start by dicing a whole onion.

I’m one of those people … (you probably know where I’m going with this).  I CANNOT cut an onion without my mascara running.  After the first chop the onion mysteriously turns itself into a weapon of mass destruction set out to destroy my eyes… and my makeup… and probably the whole planet for all I know.  I wore goggles this time and it minimized the crying.

Ask the kids, they thought it was pretty funny. 😀

Back to the cooking part… saute the diced onion in sesame oil.


Then add veggies.


Then sprinkle with sugar to get a mild caramelization.



Add garlic and combine, cooking a bit longer.


Now comes the fun part…  “I get to use a Wok!”  Push the veggie mixture aside and add two eggs.


Scramble the eggs.


Gradually mix it together…….


Then add the “same-hour” rice.


And at last, add the soy sauce.


Mix it up good.  Real good.


Pretty, right?

Pretty delicious that is………



We used the rice as a bed for beef and broccoli.  Maybe I’ll post the beef recipe sometime!  Who knows! 🙂

Anyway, I hope you’ll give this one a try because you WON’T be disappointed.  You might be surprised at how simple it is to make.  😀


Easy Fried Rice

  • 3 cups of cooked White Rice
  • 4 tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 diced Onion
  • 1 cup frozen Peas and Carrots (thawed in microwave)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced Garlic
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup of Light Soy Sauce.

Cook rice according to the instructions on the package.  Typically, 2 cups of water and 1 cup of uncooked rice results in three cups of cooked rice.  And if you have 3 cups of plain rice leftover from last night’s take-out, use it instead!!

Heat the sesame oil in a large Wok (skillet is fine too) on medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent.  Then add the peas/carrots and garlic.  Sprinkle with the sugar.  Cook until the veggies are tender.

Turn the heat to medium low and push the veggie mixture to the side.  Pour the eggs on the other side and stir fry until scrambled.  Next, add the rice and soy sauce and blend it all together.

Stir fry for a few minutes and you’re done!  Serve the rice as a side dish, or as a main meal with the addition of chicken, beef, tofu, etc.  Enjoy!


Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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