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Easy Fried Rice

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This Easy Fried Rice recipe is so simple and quick to prepare! Leftover cooked rice is tossed with green onions, a simple 5-ingredient sauce and cooked with egg for excellent restaurant quality fried rice.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword egg, garlic, oyster sauce, rice, sambal oelek, tamari
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Additional Time 2 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 142
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced or grated fresh garlic
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or Sambal Oelek
  • 4 cups leftover day old cooked white rice
  • 5 green onions sliced (light and dark green parts separated)
  • 1 teaspoon extra light olive oil
  • 2 large eggs beaten


  • In a medium bowl, combien both light and dark soy sauce, with garlic, oyster sauce and sriracha. Stir to combine and set off to the side,.
  • Next, in a large bowl, combine the rice with the light green parts of the green onion. Pour in the sauce and toss to combine.
  • heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once hot add in the rice mixture. Stir and cook until the rice starts to brown in spots.
  • Make a well in teh middle of the pan, add the beaten eggs and use a wooden spatula to scramble the eggs. Mix the scramble eggs into the rice. Alternatively, you could scramble the eggs prior to adding the rice. Whichever you prefer.
  • Serve the rice with the dark green parts of the onion and with extra srirach if desired.


Add leftover cooked shrimp or chopped cooked chicken, beef or pork to add protein to the fried rice.


Serving: 1generous cup | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 866mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 893IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg