Fried rice is a staple dish in Chinese cuisine that’s both delicious and easy to make. This classic recipe features fluffy rice, scrambled eggs, and a mix of vegetables and protein that are stir-fried together with soy sauce and sesame oil. It’s a satisfying and flavorful meal that’s perfect for any occasion.
- 3 cups cooked white rice, cooled
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup diced carrots
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup diced cooked ham or shrimp
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
- Add the beaten eggs to the skillet and stir-fry until cooked through.
- Add the diced carrots and onion to the skillet and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they’re tender.
- Add the frozen peas and diced ham or shrimp to the skillet and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add the cooked white rice to the skillet and stir-fry everything together for 3-4 minutes, breaking up any clumps of rice with a wooden spoon.
- Add the soy sauce and sesame oil to the skillet and stir-fry everything together for another minute.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve hot.