Why bother with takeout when you can make fried rice in the comfort of your own home? Trust me, this recipe is just as good as anything you'll buy from a restaurant. This Fried Rice recipe is a delicious vegetarian-friendly meal that will fill you up - or, if you love meat, you can always add BBQ pork or oyster sauce for more flavor.
We fried this up in a beautiful Ballarini Firenze Wok - you just can't go wrong using a pan with great non-stick capabilities like this one. The pan is also nice and light, so you don't feel like you're getting a workout while you're cooking up a storm. For that classic fried rice flavor, you have to let your rice really fry and get nice and golden brown. Serve up this meal when you're feeling rushed on a weeknight to get something on the table!
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- salt and pepper
- 4 cups cooked and chilled rice (I prefer short-grain white rice)
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste
- 2 teaspoons oyster sauce (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add egg, and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. Remove egg, and transfer to a separate plate.
Add an additional 1 tablespoon butter to the pan and heat until melted. Add carrots, onion, peas and garlic, and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the onion and carrots are soft.
Increase heat to high, add in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter, and stir until melted. Immediately add the rice, green onions, soy sauce and oyster sauce (if using), and stir until combined. Continue stirring for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice.
Then add in the eggs and stir to combine. Add the sesame oil, stir to combine, and remove from heat.