Fried Rice is one of my favorite things to order at a Chinese restaurant. I wish I’d have tried making it at home years ago because I had no idea how easy it would be to make restaurant style rice at home!


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Homemade Fried Rice is easy to make at home and loaded with flavor. Add leftover veggies and proteins to make the perfect meal!


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 green onions sliced and separated
  • 3/4 cup frozen carrots or diced fresh
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 2 eggs cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken pork or shrimp (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 1/2 cups cold cooked white rice


  • Heat oil in a wok or nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add in garlic, ginger and the white portion of the green onions. Cook until fragrant.
  • Add carrots & peas, cook until heated and softened.
  • Add rice (and protein if using) continue to cook until rice slightly crisped and brown. Don’t stir too much, you do want to get a little bit of caramelization.
  • Add in cooked egg, soy sauce & sesame oil.
  • Garnish with remaining green onion and sesame seeds if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 237, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 553mg, Potassium: 196mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1945IU, Vitamin C: 10.6mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1.4mg