Quick and Easy Egg Fried Rice


You have leftover rice but have no idea what to do with it? Try this super simple quick and easy egg fried rice. With just a few simple ingredients, you will have a whole new meal!

Quick and easy egg fried rice

Taking your leftover rice to a new dimension!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • Wok
  • Wooden spoon
  • Chopping board
  • Knife


  • 2 cups leftover rice
  • 1/2 medium onion cut into small cubes
  • 1 small to medium carrot diced finely
  • 3 green onion stalks diced finely
  • 2 eggs beaten with a fork
  • salt add to taste or replace with 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili oil can be replaced with diced fresh chili if you don't have chili oil but still want heat
  • 2+2 tbsp oil vegetable, peanut or olive (whatever you usually cook with)
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 2 garlic cloves diced


  • Add about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil to the wok. Once heated, add the carrots, garlic, onion and star anise and cook until onions are translucent.
  • Add the green onion and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the rice and salt or soy sauce. Don't stir yet.
  • If you have chili oil, add it to the rice. If you don't have chili oil, add about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil instead and your diced chili if you still want it spicy. Add the egg.
  • Stir and break up the rice, but not too vigorously. Give it a quick stir after every minute, allowing the egg to cook and also coat all ingredients.
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: easy, leftover rice, quick

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