Some days you don’t want an involved, fussy meal. On those kind of days, this easy to make Egg Fried Rice is just what you need! It’s ready in only 10 minutes and requires very few ingredients.

two bowls of Easy to make fried rice

Easy to Make Fried Rice

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How do I make egg fried rice?

It’s so easy to make this budget friendly favorite! You just need a few cups of cooked rice, eggs, and some simple spices. It’s much faster to make this fried rice recipe if you have left over cooked rice. If you plan on making this, you can cook up a few extra cups of rice in advance & either keep it in your fridge or freezer.

Easy to make fried rice on a serving bowl
Can I cook this ahead of time?

Yes! You can easily make this ahead of time and reheat it. I’ve made this a day or two before actually getting to eat it and the leftovers are so delish! Make sure you keep this easy fried rice refrigerated and eat it within two days if kept in the fridge. If freezing this fried rice recipe, you can keep it in there for a month. To reheat, either warm it on the stove with a tiny bit of water drizzled over the top or microwave it covered, with a small amount of water sprinkled on the rice.

What do I need to make this easy egg fried rice?

What’s wonderful about this easy to make egg fried rice recipe is how few ingredients you need! Not only are they simple to find ingredients, they’re also incredibly affordable and budget friendly. All you need is rice, eggs, salt, pepper, ginger, soy sauce & oil. This makes a great main or side dish!

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What to serve

Since this has a protein already, you can easily skip a meat dish! We usually add steamed broccoli or snow peas when we don’t want to add another protein. When we do, I usually make teriyaki chicken or hibachi style shrimp. My kids love this dish on their own, but they do love shrimp sauce (or yum yum sauce) with it on occasion as well. No matter what you serve with this easy to make fried rice, it’s sure to be a delicious hit!

Fried Rice

This easy to make fried rice is so good! Perfect for busy days, this recipe is always a hit.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 5 cups cooked rice leftover rice works great!
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or oil of choice
  • Pinch salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce


  • Turn pan on to medium high heat & pour oil in it. When it’s warm, add the eggs & scramble.
  • Once eggs are done, add cooked rice to pan & mix together. Bump heat down to medium. Season with salt, pepper, & ginger.
  • Continue to cook until rice is warm. Add soy sauce, mix well, cook for about one more minute.
  • Enjoy! Serve on its own or with your favorite vegetables.


** This recipe is easy to whip up using either freshly made rice or leftover rice. When I know I’ll be making fried rice, I make 10+ cups of rice the night before & save half. You can also freeze your cooked rice & use that as well! 
If you don’t like soy sauce, you can experiment with other soy sauce alternatives. I haven’t tried them so I can’t personally recommend any specific brands or products. 
Since this includes eggs, it’s a great protein packed dish. You can easily add your favorite cooked vegetables to the rice while it’s cooking or top it once it’s done. 
Add anywhere from 4-8 eggs, depending on how much protein you’d like in the dish. We prefer to use 6-8, but 4 works in a pinch! 

Easy to make fried rice

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