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Easy Egg Fried Rice

Easy Fried Rice is a hearty side dish made with a few simple ingredients. Excellent use for leftover "chilled" rice. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • olive oil for frying or use butter
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 3 large eggs beaten lightly
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables carrots, peas, corn, green beans, etc.
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder optional
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or use olive oil or margarine
  • 4 cups white rice cooked and chilled
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, low-sodium (more or less to taste) Substititutes: Coconut Aminos, Liquid Smoke, Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional) for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions (optional) for garnish

Instructions

  • Gather together ingredients.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over low-medium heat. Add a teaspoon of olive oil (or use unsalted butter).
  • Fry chopped onions until semi-clear. Stir constantly. Push to side of skillet. Pour in beaten eggs seasoned with salt and black pepper as preferred. Stir together onions and eggs until eggs are done. Set aside in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Do not clean non-stick skillet. Add a teaspoon of olive oil. Add frozen vegetables and cook until heated through. Season with a pinch of salt and garlic powder (if using). Transfer to bowl with egg-onion mixture. Place prepared vegetables in a separate bowl from egg-onion mixture (to prevent sogginess).
  • Carefully wipe clean non-stick skillet. Soften butter in center. Add chilled rice Stir until large chunks are broken up. Press rice down to lightly brown (3 to 5 minutes). Stir and repeat twice.
  • Return the egg-onion mixture and prepared vegetables to the skillet with rice. Stir to heat through over low-medium heat.
  • Turn off heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce (Worcestershire Sauce or Liquid Smoke). Taste a cooled sample. Add more if desired.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions (optional). Serve hot.
  • Store leftovers in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days. Reheat in microwave or in non-stick skillet over low heat.

Notes

This recipe is easy to customize. 
Use fresh or frozen vegetables.  Delicious mix-ins include broccoli, bean sprouts, green beans, etc.  I like to add leftover fried cabbage (delish).  
Make it a meal by adding bacon, chicken, ground turkey, ground beef, shrimp, or whatever you like.  Make sure whatever you use is cooked before stirring into fried rice.