Super Easy Egg Fried Rice recipe that is delicious plain or a great side dish for all your Chinese dishes. Cannot get easier than a 5 minute fried rice with only 5 ingredients!
We are not too excited about cooking these days. Dining out has become a dream and take outs are scary. Yet, gotta feed the family three times a day! Exhausted yet? I certainly am.
EASY EGG FRIED RICE RECIPE to the rescue!! It is
- 5 minutes, from start to finish
- 5 ingredients
- One pan
- Delicious plain
I have grown to love 5 ingredient recipes <—- They are my go-to especially when we are not too excited about cooking.
A quick note on 5 ingredient recipes – Salt, Pepper, Cooking oil and Water are not counted as part of the ingredients
Few more recipes with under 5 Ingredients :
Rice – Any cooked white rice that you have on hand will work. It will be great if rice is day-old. In fact, fried rice is usually a way to re-purpose leftover rice. You just don’t want hot rice.
Eggs – 2 large eggs
Scallion – I chopped scallions into 1-inch pieces, since it adds a nice finish and crunch to the rice. But, chop it smaller if you have any picky eaters at home.
Soy Sauce – Soy sauce for that umami and salt. Use as much as you like
Sesame oil – A bit of sesame oil goes a long way in adding nuttiness to 5 minute fried rice.
Cooking oil, pepper – As I had mentioned earlier, these two do not count as ingredients.
How to make egg fried rice?
It is just a two step process-
Step-1: Heat oil and cook eggs until 3/4th cooked.
Step-2: Add all other ingredients (rice, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil and black pepper). Stir fry for about 2 minutes, until rice is heated through.
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What goes with egg fried rice?
This is delicious plain or with a squirt of sriracha.
Or a great side dish for all your favorite Chinese main course, like
Restaurant fried rice is generally more greasy from tons of cooking oil. But, homemade versions are packed with protein, sometimes veggies and rice, making it a well balanced meal.
Egg is generally very cheap, always stocked in most house holds and a good source of protein. Soft cooked chunks of egg along with the veggies and rice makes any fried rice absolutely delicious.
Cold recipe preferably day old is great for any fried rice recipe. Generally, fried rice is a way to repurpose leftover rice from the previous day, since a day without cooking rice is a rare occurrence in most Asian households. Hot cooked rice will turn slightly mushy when stir fried. Just make sure that the rice is at least room temperature before making any fried rice recipe
Fried rice makes a great meal prep candidate. It is fabulous as leftovers! So good, that some folks love to eat it cold straight from the refrigerator.
If you don’t have cold rice from the day before, then spread hot cooked rice on sheet trays and let it hang out at room temperature for couple of hours to help it dry.
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5 Minute, 5 Ingredient Egg Fried Rice
- 9-inch cast iron skillet
- Heat oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. When hot, break the eggs into the pan, cook stirring occasionally until the eggs are 3/4th cooked.
- Stir in all remaining ingredients (rice, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil and black pepper) and stir fry for for about 2 minutes, until the rice is heated through.
- Serve hot.
- When working with a 5 minute fried rice, the shorter prep time the better.
- It still has some crunch, instead of completely wilting.
- Adds a nice green finish, instead of being just rice with eggs.
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