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Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Easy Fried Rice

I always make extra rice when I’m cooking it for a dish and either freeze it for a later meal (yes! Rice freezes beautifully, and you can defrost it quickly in the microwave!) or save the leftover for this recipe. The kids love it, and it makes for a super quick lunch or the perfect side to an Asian-inspired dinner. Simple ingredients make this one of the BEST fried rice recipes you will try.

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup bacon, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 4 eggs, whisked (1 egg per person)
  • 3 cups cooked rice (day-old or freshly made)
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or all-purpose soy sauce)
  • Fried shallots to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the bacon, and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden. Add the garlic. Cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the peas and corn. Cook for a further 1 minute stirring until the corn and peas are just defrosted.
  4. Push the ingredients to one side of the pan, and add the egg. Cook for 2-3 minutes until it is firm. Use a spatula to break it up.
  5. Add the rice, spring onions, sesame oil and tamari to the pan, stir gently to combine and heat through the rice if needed.
  6. Serve topped with fried shallots if using.


MAKE AHEAD AND LEFTOVERS – If freshly cooked rice is used, the rice can be refrigerated up to 2 days or frozen up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge completely overnight before use. Reheat in the microwave. 

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: rice, side dish, easy fried rice
  • Method: pan
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Easy Fried Rice, Easy Fried Rice recipe