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  • Writer's pictureHeather Green

Better than Take Out Fried Rice!

Updated: Sep 27, 2022

I always feel bad throwing out leftover cooked rice that has gotten hard. You know the type. Maybe you ordered take out and while leftovers for the next day seem fine, the rice is hard as a rock and no matter how much you microwave it, it never comes back to what it once was. This recipe uses that to make something absolutely delicious and once you prep everything it’s super easy to assemble. It easily serves four people and at 394 calories for a big bowl, this is a winning recipe for me.


I also used a little metal sakura flower cut out to make the bigger pieces of carrot look cute. This is a nice trick to try if you have little ones who are prone to not wanting to eat their veggies.

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  1. 2 eggs, whisked

  2. 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced

  3. 1 small white onion, diced

  4. 1/2 cup frozen peas

  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced

  6. salt and pepper

  7. 4 cups cooked and chilled rice (I prefer short-grain white rice)

  8. 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  9. 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste

  10. 2 teaspoons oyster sauce (optional)

  11. 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

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  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until melted. Add egg, and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. Remove egg, and transfer to a separate plate.

  2. Add an additional 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan and heat until melted. Add carrots, onion, peas and garlic, and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the onion and carrots are soft. Increase heat to high, add in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter and stir until melted. Immediately add the rice, green onions, soy sauce, and oyster sauce (if using), and stir until combined. Continue stirring for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice. Then add in the eggs and stir to combine. Remove from heat, and stir in the sesame oil until combined.

  3. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Also, don’t be afraid to add all kinds of things to this. One thing I’m looking forward to trying soon is pineapple and shrimp, but you can also add chicken, pork, tofu, or Beef. Have fun with this and don’t be afraid to experiment!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. It’s become a regular in my book of things I like to cook. If you make it and wanna talk about the results, don’t hesitate to leave a message in the comments. Have a great day! -Heather Autumn

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