Easy Fried Rice

Sunday, May 6, 2018
There is nothing better than an easy make at home Basic Stir-Fried Rice made to order!

A simple basic fried rice can be a side dish in minutes and taste better than any restaurant-style!

This rice recipe can be left plain or with added seafood, meats, and vegetables to this to make a tasty one-pan meal.

Our favorite is with added shrimp or scallops, we are big seafood lovers here.

It tastes great with just a mixture of peas and carrots and also you can add any boneless meats.

I love a little Asian food now and then like my Slow Cooker Asian and Broccoli and don't miss trying my Homemade Egg Roll Recipe!

The recipe is so darn easy you are going to be making this often I promise.

Scroll down for this printable rice recipe everyone will rave about!

If you love fried rice

I have had fried rice everywhere.

It doesn't have to be a complicated recipe. This one is super easy.

It can have everything and anything you love in it and super easy to make.

This is an easy recipe on how to make a quick stir fried rice using simple pantry ingredients. This one has instant rice, eggs, peppers, shrimp chicken , peas and carrots. All in a oven proof glass baking dish.

Suggestions and Additions

  • You can add sliced mushrooms, and shredded vegetables like zucchini, onions, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, or anything else you like.
  • I have two versions one with chicken and shrimp below and the other is leftover pork roast.
  • Whatever you have leftover in meats or steak goes great with this rice.
  • When taking to potlucks I leave it plain and let them add what they want off the grill.

this is how to make plain stir fried rice in a fry pan on top of the stove

Ingredients You Will Need

  • instant rice cooked and drained or steamed regular rice cooked
  • leftover cooked and cubes of meats, chicken, beef or add seafood like shrimp or a combination
  • soy sauce
  • water
  • granulated garlic
  • butter
  • frozen cubed peas and carrots mix or any vegetables you like
  • egg

This is an easy recipe on how to make a quick stir fried rice using simple pantry ingredients. This one has instant rice, eggs,  peas and carrots.

Great for Picnics!

This is a great picnic food or stir-fried side dish.

You can also make it an entire meal when adding several types of meat as a combination.

We also love this with chicken skewers off the grill or grilled meats.

this is instant rice in a white bowl

Rice Suggestions

  • Steamed Cooked Long Grain Rice
  • Instant Brown or White Rice cooked to package instructions
  • Boil in Bag rice cooked to package suggestions
  • Substitute Riced Cauliflower for all vegetarian style

this is a plain stir fried rice and then on the other side chicken and shrimp stir fried in the same oven proof glass baking dish

Meat Options

  • Leftover Shrimp or any seafood
  • Leftover steak
  • Leftover chicken
  • Leftover pork roast
  • Leftover venison

this is a pan of chicken and shrimp with broccoli and peppers.

More Recipes to Try

Homemade Egg Rolls

Homey Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

Copycat Bourbon Chicken

Pin for Later Easy Basic Stir-Fried Rice

pin on how to make basic fried rice

Easy Fried Rice Meals

This rice dish goes a long way to feed a large family and you can add just about anything to it your family like meat wise or vegetable.

Sauteed chicken, mini burgers, lamb, venison, pork are just a few we love to mix into our rice.

Sometimes artichoke hearts, asparagus and diced tomatoes are another medley we like to add to our rice along with chicken, scallops,shrimp.

Anything you add will be a tasty meal in one pan, so get creative and adapt away to your favorite fried rice recipe and don't forget this recipe is a great way to repurpose leftovers from another meal.

Easy Fried Rice

Easy Meat or Seafood Stir Fried Rice

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M
This is a copycat of fried rice you would find in a Chinese restaurant, you can add whatever meats and vegetables you want, but this is delicious quick rice you will make time and time again it's just so easy!


  • 3 cups instant rice cooked and drained or steamed regular rice cooked
  • 2 cups leftover cooked and cubed meats, chicken, beef or add seafood like shrimp or a combination
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup frozen cubed peas and carrots mix
  • Optional: any other pre-cooked vegetables, or fresh, zucchini, broccoli, shredded cabbage, snow peas or other vegetables you like


How to cook Easy Basic Stir-Fried Rice

  1. If you are using raw meat, saute it first in olive oil and garlic or granulated garlic, adding around 3 tablespoons of soy sauce set aside when cooked.
  2. In a large fry pan melt butter. Add garlic and egg stir fry until completely cooked. 
  3. Add rice saute until rice is browned around 10 minutes or more flipping rice to brown on both sides. 
  4. Add the meat, and any vegetables using the mixture. 
  5. Continue to cook until rice till soft and everything is heated and cooked how you prefer. Remove from heat. 
  6. Mix the soy sauce and water together add to the pan and stir.
  7. Note: Any vegetables I used are pre-steamed and just folded in. Most of the time I use leftover cooked meats. Add more water if it gets dry, soy is too salty.
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Leftover Pork Fried Rice Pin for later

Asian style rice with peas and carrots with scrambled eggs in a frying pan

Try Some of my other easy recipes:

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Pineapple
Shrimp Vegetable Stir Fry
Shrimp with Broccoli and Zucchini
Chicken Broccoli with Jasmine Rice
Sesame Chicken

This is an easy recipe on how to make a quick stir fried rice using simple pantry ingredients. This one has instant rice, eggs,  peas and carrots.


  1. I love how versatile this recipe is!! Perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!

  2. I love how versatile this recipe is and you can use what you like.

  3. Amazing Fried Rice with such lovely and delicious leftovers to it. The flavors to this rice is delicious and yummy too.

  4. Made this tonight, it was fantastic. I would not change a thing. Mom and hubby loved it!

  5. I've been on such a rice kick lately. But haven't made fried rice in a while for some reason. Thanks for inspiring me to make some again.

  6. Looks SO flavorful!! I never thought of using instant rice but what a great option! It will turn this into an even quicker side dish!!!

  7. What a wonderful dinner idea! So versatile -- which is exactly what we need right now! Can't wait to make some fried rice at home! YAY!

  8. Such a great addition to my spread last night. I added a few shrimp and it was a one-dish meal.


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