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better than take-out fried rice

(15 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Luann Crownover
Chillicothe, TX

We love fried rice! This is a quick and easy version.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

With simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you can make the best fried rice. Onions and garlic are cooked in sesame oil and soak up the sesame flavor. Peas and carrots add a touch of sweetness and another layer of flavor. We opted for chicken when testing. But add your favorite protein, and you have a complete meal. A trick to make delicious fried rice is to add the rice while the egg is slightly wet. We'll be making this easy fried rice recipe again and again.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(15 ratings)
yield 5 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For better than take-out fried rice

  • 4 c
    rice, prepared
  • 1/2 lb
    boneless chicken breast, cooked and cut into bite-size pieces or use the same amount of medium-size shrimp cooked
  • 1 c
    peas and carrots, frozen
  • 1 md
    white onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 lg
  • 3 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce

How To Make better than take-out fried rice

Test Kitchen Tips
We used classic jasmine rice for this recipe. 2 cups of dry rice is about 4 cups cooked.
  • Cooked white rice.
    Prepare rice according to package instructions to yield 4 cups of cooked rice.
  • Sesame oil heating onion, garlic, peas, and carrots.
    Heat sesame oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add onion, garlic, peas, and carrots. Stir fry until tender.
  • Scrambling in an egg.
    Crack eggs into pan. Scramble, mixing throughout vegetables.
  • Rice, chicken, and soy sauce added to vegetables.
    Add rice, chicken or shrimp (or both), and soy sauce to the pan.
  • Stirring to combine all ingredients.
    Stir to combine all ingredients and remove from heat.