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4.75 from 4 votes

5 Minute, 5 Ingredient Egg Fried Rice

Super quick and easy Egg Fried Rice recipe is delicious plain or a great side dish for all your Chinese dishes. Cannot get easier than a 5 ingredient fried rice!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: 5 ingredient fried rice, 5 minute fried rice, easy egg fried rice recipe, egg fried rice
Author: Maria Doss


  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, cooled
  • 4 Scallions, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper or use less if you are not into spicy foods

Equipment used

  • 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.


Both vegetable oil and peanut oil works well. Peanut oil adds a lovely subtle flavor to the fried rice, but I used vegetable oil. 
I preferred to chop the scallions into 1-inch pieces due to the following reasons: 
  1. When working with a 5 minute fried rice, the shorter prep time the better. 
  2. It still has some crunch, instead of completely wilting. 
  3. Adds a nice green finish, instead of being just rice with eggs. 
However, chop it into smaller pieces if you have picky ones around. 
Use as much soy sauce as you need. 
The fried rice is delicious with a hint of more black pepper. But, use as much as you like.