This family-favorite Chinese egg fried rice dish is a classic comfort food for me, and I’m so excited to share it with you! Growing up, we used to have egg fried rice for dinner at least once a week, and it always brought the family together. Whenever I make this dish, I’m reminded of my childhood and all the wonderful memories I have with my family.
When I started experimenting with creating my own recipes, I knew I wanted to give this classic dish a modern twist. After some trial and error in the kitchen, I finally came up with the perfect combination of flavors and textures. The result is this delicious, savory egg fried rice that’s sure to become a favorite in your household too!
This dish is easy to make and takes only 20 minutes, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights. Serve it as a side to your favorite protein, or enjoy it as a main dish. I guarantee it won’t disappoint!
Tip: For a twist, try adding 1/2 cup of diced cooked chicken or pork.
- For a spicier version, add 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes or chili pepper.
- For a vegetarian version, replace the eggs with extra vegetables.
- For an extra boost of flavor, try adding 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro.
Family-favorite Chinese Egg Fried Rice
- Large skillet, wooden spoon, measuring cups and spoons, knife, cutting board
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 4 cups cooked white or brown rice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant.
- Add the frozen vegetables and cook for about 2 minutes, or until thawed and heated through.
- Stir in the cooked rice, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Mix until everything is well combined.
- Push the rice to the sides of the skillet to make a well in the center. Pour the beaten eggs into the well and scramble until cooked through.
- Mix the eggs into the rice and vegetables. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
- Stir in the green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.