5 Minutes EASY egg fried rice is one of my no-brainer dishes to fix in the kitchen! Egg fried rice is a fast and affordable dish that I can whip up on any given day. The best part is it goes well with any other dishes/sauces you decided to pair with!
Making egg fried rice at home is super easy and fast! It takes only 5 minutes or less. The ingredients are simple as this:
- Cooking oil
- Cold rice (my favorite rice to make fried rice is Jasmine rice)
- Salt or/and soy sauce
- Green onion, optional
If you add any extra veggies or protein, make it a perfect main meal. Chicken, shrimp, crab, beef, pork, and more, the options are endless! You can also serve this easy egg fried rice as a side, it will beautifully go well with teriyaki chicken, sticky Chinese ribs, beef and broccoli, creamy shrimp, and more. Check out my entree recipes for more ideas! Drizzle some sriracha if you want a kick or extra soy sauce if you want more savory.
Let’s get started!
Beat eggs well with a pinch of salt and sliced green onions. Set aside.
Heat a wok or a skillet over high heat; add 1 tbsp cooking oil and swirl to coat. Pour beaten eggs into the wok and scramble.
When the eggs are cooked 3/4 way, add the remaining 2 tbsp cooking oil and cold jasmine rice.
A day-old cold jasmine rice is my absolute favorite to make fried rice. It has a beautiful aroma and fluffy texture that can hold the shape well while frying.
Break down rice and mix it with the eggs.
Add soy sauce around the edge of the wok, so it will burn slightly for the smoky umami flavor. Add salt to your taste and mix everything well. Reduce heat to low if you need to.
Turn off the heat, stir in green onions.
Garnish with sesame seeds if you’d like to!
Enjoy with any other dishes you decided to serve!Print
5 Minutes EASY Egg Fried Rice
5 Minutes EASY Egg Fried Rice
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 4 eggs, beaten with pinch of salt
- 4 cups cold jasmine rice
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- pinch of salt
- 4 green onions, sliced
- Heat a wok or a skillet over high heat; add 1 tbsp cooking oil and swirl to coat. Pour beaten eggs into the wok and scramble.
- When the eggs are cooked 3/4 way, add remaining 2 tbsp cooking oil and cold jasmine rice. Breakdown rice and mix it with eggs.
- Add soy sauce around the edge of the wok, so it will burn slightly for the smoky umami flavor. Add salt to your taste and mix everything well. Reduce heat to low if you need to.
- Turn off the heat, stir in green onions. Garnish with sesame seeds if you’d like to! Enjoy with any other dishes you decided to serve with!
Add additional 2 tbsp soy sauce if you want to make this egg fired rice as a main dish.
Where did you buy this wok?
I added some chopped carrots and peas. Other than that, pretty good!
This came out great. So easy, so tasty. Made it as a side with my Baked Lemon Soy Pork Chop Steaks along with an Asian salad that I made fresh Japanese Carrot Ginger dressing. I used the extra soy sauce (Gluten free San-J Lite 50% less sodium Tamari Sauce). Will definitely be making this again whenever I need a side egg friend rice dish. Thanks so much Seonkyoung. Love your videos and your wonderful joyful personality.
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This came out so nice!!!! I didn’t add eggs and we only had white onions but it still came out nicely!! Thank you for making this recipe!!!!!
Cooked this last night as a side to the Vegan stir-fried bok choy and it was the best stir-fried rice I have ever cooked. I’m having it again tonight. I had no day old cooked rice and went ahead and cooked 2 cups of long white grain rice and proceeded with cooking this recipe. Delicious! Thank you Seonkyoung for extending my limited tastebuds and adding a new favourite dish to my list. I’ve rated this recipe a 5-star if it doesn’t save correctly.
This was a fantastic recipe. Simple to execute and easily customizable. Turned out delicious, and is definitely something to make again.
What do you use as cooking oil? I generally use sesame oil.
I use all kinds! Avocado is my favorite but sometimes I use vegetable, or sun flower as well!
I want to make this, but I’m wary about reheating rice. How do I make sure I do it safely when making the dish?
Just made it. I didn’t have that much rice left and adjusted the ingredients amount but worked out perfectly! Love the green onions addition. Thank you!
What is the best brand of soya sauce to use?
I have made fried rice for years and this recipe is great, some times I add a few fresh ingredients but you won’t find a better recipe to get started
Yuuuuuumm!!! Have had fried rice for years but THIS is the cat’s meow!! Delcious & easy-peasy, this will be a staple in our home! Thank you 😊
I will try out the recipe this week. I dont have a wok is there another pan i could use for now? Thanks. ❤😊
You can use any pan that you have available to you!
Oh my goodness, this was amazing. I made it today and it was so fun. all i can say is YUMM!! Such an amazing recipe, thank you!! Much love here <3
I really want to try this with jasmine rice. However, I continue to get conflicting info regarding: to rinse or not – prior to cooking initially. Can you please shed some light on this topic? Thank you!
Hi! So with the jasmine rice or any other aromatic rices, I like to not rinse since rinsing tend to remove a lot of the aromatic flavors of jasmine rice and that’s the key point of jasmine rice! But other rices I wash until water runs clear. Hope this helped!
Simple recipe but perfect! I’ve tried other fried rice recipes but this was the most delicious one. Thank you so much!
super easy to follow and nice
Super easy and delicious!!