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The BEST Chinese Fried Rice (Easy 15-Minute Recipe)

This restaurant-style Chinese Fried Rice recipe is the best ever! It tastes even better than takeout and is ready to eat in just 15 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main, Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Best Fried Rice, Chinese Fried Rice, Fried Rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 284calories


  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups cold cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a wok or large skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and peas. Cook for 4 minutes, until the onions and carrots are softened.
  • Add the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute further until fragrant.
  • Push the vegetables to one side of the pan. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter on the other side, then add the eggs and scramble until cooked through. Stir to combine with the vegetables.
  • Add the cooked rice, tamari, and Sriracha and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.


Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.


Calories: 284calories | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5591IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg