Quick and Easy Fried Rice is a yummy side dish that takes just minutes to make!
Excuse me for a minute while I go all nostalgic on you here, but I grew up with this dish, so it’s really exciting to share Daddy’s Quick and Easy Fried Rice and Eggs with you all. My father made it all the time when I was growing up – and it’s no wonder! If you have leftover rice (or you can make extra rice when making some for a different dish) you can transform it into a yummy side dish. My father used to do it as a real spur-of-the-moment thing. “Oh look – leftover rice from supper? Let’s make lunch for tomorrow!”
With just a few minutes of prep and simple ingredients, this is bound to become your go-to side dish…and maybe you’ll get nostalgic about it one day too.
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 2 medium Spanish onions, peeled and finely diced
- 3 cups cooked rice (white or brown)
- 4 eggs
- 4-5 teaspoons soy sauce
- Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
- Add the finely diced onions and saute for about 10-15 minutes over a medium-low flame, stirring occasionally.
- Add the rice and stir. Let it fry for about a minute or two.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat lightly with a fork to scramble.
- Divide the rice and onion mixture into approximate quarters in the pan - use the spoon or spatula to separate. It does NOT need to be exact at this point, its just a method to make it easier to mix in the eggs.
- Pour a quarter of the scrambled egg mixture into one of the quarters of the pan. Stir very quickly to incorporate the egg. Repeat with remaining three quarters.
- Once the eggs have been mixed in, add 4 teaspoons of soy sauce and stir well to incorporate.
- Taste and add up to another teaspoon of soy sauce, if you like the flavor strong.
- Serve hot.
Note: when frying the onions, you can add mixed veggies (corn, peas, carrots, etc. from a frozen bag) to add color, taste and texture to your dish.
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! -Miriam P.S. Notice the new “make it a meal” feature? Do you like it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!