Homemade Fried Rice

By Our Recipe Contributor, Becky Spoolstra

Who needs take out? You can fake out with this dangerously delicious homemade fried rice!


▪          2 large eggs, scrambled

▪          3 Tablespoons 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

▪          4 green onions, thinly sliced

▪          4-5 Tablespoons soy sauce (or more to taste)

▪          Extra sliced green onion for garnish (optional)

▪          Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)



1. First, scramble the eggs and set them aside.

2. Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter in a large pan on medium heat. Add the carrots, onion, 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.

3. 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/needed.

4. Add the eggs and stir to combine. Remove the pan from heat and serve while warm. Top with extra chopped green onion and/or sesame seeds if wanted.


Recipe makes 4-6 servings

This is an awesome way to use up leftover rice! You can use any kind but cold rice works best.

This recipe was originally posted here and was slightly adapted from here.