Classic Fried Rice

Is there anything more classic than fried white rice with soy sauce and Asian-style vegetables, topped with sesame seeds and green onion? Try this tasty dish, tonight!

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Classic Fried Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 7 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 12 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 7 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 12 mins


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • toasted sesame seeds (optional)


  • Homemade takeout has never been easier than with this Classic Fried Rice recipe. Using Minute® Instant White Rice, Asian-style vegetables, soy sauce and eggs and topped with sesame seeds and green onion, it’s a fast, quick dinner that’s sure to hit the spot!

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggs and quickly soft scramble; remove from skillet.

    Step 2

  • Wipe out skillet and add broth, vegetables and soy sauce. Bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice and return to a boil. Cover and remove from heat.  Let stand 5 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.

    Step 4

  • Fold in reserved egg. Serve topped with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

    Recipe Tips

    Reduce the sodium in this recipe by using low-sodium soy sauce and chicken broth.

    For softer rice, increase the amount of broth to 1 1/4 cups.

    Try substituting sesame oil for the vegetable oil for added flavor. Just be careful not to overheat the sesame oil, as it can burn more easily than vegetable oil.

Use your Wok

This is a great opportunity to use your wok, if you have one. A wok helps the vegetables and rice cook evenly in even less time than a skillet, as the walls of the pan are larger, adding more space to evenly distribute the heat.

Homemade Takeout

This recipe is takeout made simple! Don’t waste time and money calling for delivery when you can make something this quick and delicious at home. This is the ultimate weekend meal to satisfy your cravings. Since it’s quick to prepare, though, it can easily also become a regular weeknight meal.

Put your own spin on this tasty recipe by adding in shrimp or shredded chicken for a heartier dish. Make this vegetarian by swapping the chicken broth for vegetable broth or try a simple microwave variety of fried rice with egg. Apart from its delicious flavor and quick cooking time, this recipe is also one of the simplest! The only equipment you’ll need is a large skillet or wok. Try this recipe with our Minute® Instant Brown Rice to add 100% whole grains to your meal. Simply cook for an additional 10 minutes in Step 3 to ensure that the rice is fully cooked.

Find more inspiration using our tips to making the perfect fried rice recipe along with how to make the best Chicken and Rice recipe or this authentic Mexican rice recipe.

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