Microwave Egg Fried Rice

Made without any oil, this microwave-style fried rice with scrambled eggs is ideal for a quick lunch when you don’t have time to cook.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup pre-shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce


  • This tasty fried rice is easy to whip up anywhere you have a microwave available. Try it at the office for lunch, at home on a busy night or even in a school dorm room! We promise, it won’t disappoint!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Beat eggs; transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, poking a few holes to vent. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH heat for 60-90 seconds, or until eggs look cooked and puffed. Shred into bite-size pieces using fork.

    Step 3

  • Toss together coleslaw mix, peas, soy sauce and Sriracha in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH for 60-90 seconds, or until heated through and cabbage is tender.

    Step 4

  • Stir in cooked rice and scrambled eggs before serving.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute a medley of frozen veggies for peas, if desired.

Microwave Fried Rice Recipe

You don’t have to have a fully-equipped kitchen or an elaborate recipe to enjoy the dishes you love! With Minute® Rice, you can enjoy delicious fried rice, anytime, anywhere. All you need is a microwave, our quick-cooking Minute® Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice and a few flavorful mix-ins. Follow our simple recipe to see just how easy it is!

When you need a tasty meal in minutes, your microwave is your best friend! Using just a few pantry ingredients, you can make a whole lot of tasty meals in your microwave. And, with Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, the options are truly endless. You can make this recipe, a quick Microwave Fried Rice and more in the microwave at the office, home or even in your school dorm room!

Chinese Egg Fried Rice

With a bit of inspiration from classic Chinese fried rice, this genius egg fried rice recipe made in the microwave makes it easier to skip the takeout, saving you both time and money.

Make your own fried rice with what you have on hand, whether that’s the bag of pre-shredded coleslaw in your fridge, a frozen vegetable medley or some fresh vegetables from the salad bar at your local grocery store. Don’t forget the soy sauce, sesame oil, eggs and green onion to help to give your dish flavor in every bite!

Need more inspiration? Take a look at our easy tips to make homemade fried rice in the microwave or over the stove.

Scrambled Eggs and Rice

When all you have on hand are eggs and Minute® Rice, fried rice is just the beginning of all that you can make. With a little inspiration, whip up something delicious for any meal of the day.

  1. This Breakfast Scramble is made using scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese and Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice.
  2. Beat the eggs and make them into an Easy Cheesy Rice Microwave Omelet.
  3. Learn how to fry an egg in the microwave and serve over Kimchi Fried Rice with Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice

Vegetable Egg Fried Rice Recipe

When it comes to making egg and vegetable fried rice, there’s no limit to what you can add in! Pick your favorite blend of frozen vegetables or stop by your local grocery store salad bar for a fresh mix. If you need a few ideas we suggest: broccoli, peppers, onion, peas and carrots, coleslaw mix, bean sprouts, green onions, asparagus, snow peas and more. If you are looking for a vegetarian idea for dinner try our  vegetarian stuffed eggplant.

Shrimp Fried Rice with Egg

One of the simplest protein additions for fried rice is shrimp as it cooks up nice and plump in minutes. Use frozen shrimp that has been thawed and toss into your microwaved mix or try your hand at this Shrimp Fried Rice recipe with egg made in just 15 minutes over the stove.

Pork Fried Rice with Egg

Another incredibly tasty addition to an egg fried rice is pork! If you’re making a microwave version, add in cooked pulled pork, sliced pork chops, ham or cooked ground pork.

Thai Egg Fried Rice

Did you know that there are many different types of fried rice and one of the most popular is Thai fried rice? Unlike common Chinese takeout, this version is made using fish sauce along with red chilis or serrano peppers for a kick! It’s also sometimes topped with cilantro, green onion, lime and cucumber with the egg stirred in instead of fried for a creamier textured rice.

Indian Egg Fried Rice

Another tasty variety is from India. To give your quick fried rice recipe a touch of Indian-inspired flavor, first make sure to use our Ready to Serve Basmati Rice, which is a typical aromatic variety for Indian cuisine. When cooking over the stove, the oil is often infused with spices such as mustard seeds, garlic, peppers or turmeric, however if you’re making it in the microwave, the spices can simply be sprinkled on top and mixed in along with cilantro.

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