Homemade Fried Rice

This rice is flavored with sesame oil, garlic, and soy sauce mixed with peas, carrots, and eggs.

Homemade Fried Rice in bowl

Oh Man, I Love Asian food!

I’ve blogged about this love before, and I’m grateful that most of my family loves it as well. Back in Arizona, we would have Asian food ALL. THE. TIME! I loved it! Having said that, I have also blogged before about how my hubby isn’t a huge fan of it. Insert sad face. 🙁 Because of that and now being away from family, I don’t get my Asian food fix as much as I’d like but I still try to sneak it in at least once a month. The hubby does like some of the chicken recipes and LOVES the egg rolls and wontons (how could you not like these fried foods?), so I try to make those for him to fill up on. 😉

One of the recipes my little sister would make is today’s Fried Rice recipe. It is a favorite of ours, and I finally tried making it recently only to find out how easy and delicious it is. It tastes like it came straight from the restaurant and is very simple.

Brown or White Rice

What I love is, this fried rice can be made with white rice or brown rice, but we think the brown rice tastes just as good and is a lot healthier for you. 😉 To make you will heat your oil in a large skillet or wok on medium high heat. From there, add the garlic, peas and carrots mix. Stir fry until tender (about 5 minutes). Lower the heat to medium low and push the veggie mixture off to one side. Then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled. Next, add the rice and soy sauce and mix all together. Stir fry until thoroughly heated!

Homemade Fried Rice in green bowl
You can also mix things up by adding whichever veggies you like most.

I highly recommend making this, especially if you are celebrating the Chinese New Year!

How to make Fried Rice:

Homemade Fried Rice Recipe

4.47 from 15 votes
Homemade Fried Rice recipe - tastes just like the restaurant! This rice is flavored with sesame oil, garlic, and soy sauce mixed with peas, carrots, and eggs.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 446 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 cups brown rice cooked (white works too, but brown tastes just as good and is better for you!)
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots chopped
  • (or 1 cup frozen peas/carrots combo, thawed)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat your oil in a large skillet or wok on medium high heat.

  2. Add the garlic, peas and carrots mix. Stir fry until tender (8-10 minutes).
  3. Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side.
  4. Pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled. Next add the rice and soy sauce and mix all together. Stir fry until thoroughly heated!
 Although this rice is our favorite side dish for Asian recipes, we also love to make these:

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Some of our favorite Asian dishes:

ENJOY!

 

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  1. I’m actually making this tonight! I like to add a little Oyster Sauce and just a touch of Sesame oil to my rice @ the end. I’ll have to try it with brown rice, I’ve always just done white.

  2. Made this last week and thought it was delicious. Super easy and yummy! My hubby and I both wanted the leftovers for lunch the next day. Thanks for a quick, delicious recipe!!!

  3. Made this last week and thought it was delicious. Super easy and yummy! My hubby and I both wanted the leftovers for lunch the next day. Thanks for a quick, delicious recipe!!!

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  5. I added about ½ cup of green bell peppers and a cup of onion to the rest of the vegetables. Then I did as Amy recommended and added the oyster sauce and seseame oil at the end. Next time I’ll add some minced ginger to the vegetables as well.

  6. I’m actually making this tonight! I like to add a little Oyster Sauce and just a touch of Sesame oil to my rice @ the end. I’ll have to try it with brown rice, I’ve always just done white.