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Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Updated on April 14, 2013
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Real Food - Really Fast

With a few staple ingredients in your pantry and some pre-prepared items, you can come up with meals in minutes! I am a proponent of cooking ahead and an advocate for leftovers. Yes, as a household of 2, we often repeat meals during the week. Many recipes make 4-6 servings, so we may eat the same thing for Monday dinner and Tuesday lunch.

But I am talking about making extra to incorporate into new meals. Having precooked grains or meats is one of the ways to get real food - really fast. One of my favorite precooked ingredients is rice which can be added to ground beef and enchilada sauce or a can of tomatoes with a little chili seasoning for delicious Spanish Rice, or better yet, as the main component of Fried Rice.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4 cups


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, scrambled
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1 /4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup carrot, optional
  • 1 cup any other vegetable:, ie peas, spinach, cabbage (optional)
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 oz cooked chicken, ham, beef, optional
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  1. Whisk eggs together in a bowl with 1 Tbsp water.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp oil on medium heat in small saute pan and add eggs. Cook, stirring until eggs are dry and crumbled.
  3. Heat the remaining oil on high heat in a large saute pan. Add onions and celery and cook, stirring about 2-3 minutes until slightly tender.
  4. Add an additional 1 - 1 1/2 cups of vegetables. Stir to mix, turn the heat down to medium and cook another 3-5 minutes. Continue to stir so the vegetables do not scorch.
  5. Add rice, cooked egg and meat and continue cooking until heated through.
  6. Pour soy sauce over the rice mixture and stir to coat all ingredients. Serve hot.


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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Voted up and useful. Sounds great. May have to give this a try soon.