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Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Serves 4 (as a side dish) or 2 (as a main dish)

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

I love rice, and I love how versatile rice is, but plain rice can get really boring really fast. One rice dish I never get sick of is fried rice, and luckily its a quick and easy side dish to prepare! As an added bonus, this rice dish can be made for only a couple of dollars. Fried Rice isn’t just for Chinese food anymore.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium carrot, finely diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced (I don’t like onion, so I skipped this)
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely diced
  • 2 cups prepared rice, cooled
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground garlic (or 1 clove minced)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • a couple shakes of salt

In frying pan, heat up oil over medium heat. Add vegetables and sauté until tender.

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Add rice and stir well.

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Add ginger, garlic and soy sauce. Stir together.

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Add frozen peas, and stir-fry until peas are cooked (and warm).

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Move rice mixture to one side of the pan, and add eggs. Season eggs lightly with salt.

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Scramble the eggs until cooked. Combine the eggs and rice together.

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Add any protein or vegetables you like to make this recipe your own. Chicken Fried Rice? Add chicken. Mushroom Fried Rice? Add finely diced mushrooms. Anything goes!

Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 6-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, binge watching 90s television on Netflix, and entering contests.

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1 Comment

  1. Cynthia R

    We often have fried rice as a main dish, same thing as you just cutting up chicken, pork, beef, bacon, etc. Varying the meat and vegetables so we don’t get sick of it.

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