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Easy Fried Rice Recipe – Matt’s Specialty

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Easy Fried Rice Recipe: A recipe that my husband perfected after three tries, and it’s now a favorite to have on Sunday afternoons! It’s a new staple main dish & side dish in our home!

Matt, (my hubby) and I have been having so much fun in the kitchen lately. If you missed the post the other day with my garden pizza recipe that we created out of items we had laying around, you should give it a visit. (It was healthy and delish!)   Now, after the third time of creating and perfecting our Easy Fried Rice recipe, it’s time to share this one with you.

Restaurant Style Fried Rice, easily made at home!

Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Restaurant Style Fried Rice, easily made at home!
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Easy Fried Rice Recipe

This fried rice recipe is so easy to make and tastes delicious! Add your leftover meat and vegetables to this versatile dish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword easy fried rice recipe, easy weeknight meal, recipes using leftovers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 258 kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 cup meat chopped and cooked (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter on high and add rice.
  2. "Toast," the rice on high heat stirring often, for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add water, and cover and let sit for 15 minutes on low, set aside.
  4. In a wok pan, pour in sesame oil, and turn the heat on high. When smoking, add onion. Cook onions until clear (3 minutes)
  5. Add carrots, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add oyster sauce
  7. Add in cooked rice from earlier, and mix well.
  8. Add choice of meat if desired. Mix.
  9. Push rice mixture to one side of wok pan.
  10. Crack eggs into the side of pan and scramble, and mix with rice once cooked.

  11. Add soy sauce, pepper, and sesame seeds
  12. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Fried Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/6 recipe))
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 588mg 25%
Potassium 300mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 74%
Vitamin C 5.7%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Do you ever hear some men say that ramen noodles are their go-to meals when their wives aren’t at home? Well when I’m gone on a trip and my husband is at home, this is his go-to! It’s his ramen noodles.

Then, on the nights that I don’t feel like cooking, and he gets a wild hair to play in the kitchen… you can count on him making this dish for us, which is a-ok with me!

I’d have to say we’re addicted to this rice, and love making it for a quick weeknight meal too.

Like with my Polish Sausage Alfredo, we’ll keep the base dish the same, and add whatever “meats,” that we have left over or on hand, to add more protein! Need ideas of what to add to it?

• Lobster (You know, for a fancy kind of dish and all.)

• Chicken (Have a rotisserie chicken on hand? Perfect. That’s quick and easy!)

• Left over steak (But is there ever any left over steak?)

• Or, keep it really easy and forget the meat. The rice alone is delicious enough to enjoy by itself!

Enjoy, you lovely people!

Easy Fried Rice Recipe


8 thoughts on “Easy Fried Rice Recipe – Matt’s Specialty

  1. YUM!!! That looks amazing! Going to try this! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Jessica says:

      You totally have to try it! Or….. come over and eat here and we can drink wine. 😉 Wait… I think I say that about everything we both post. Hahaha!

  2. This looks SO good! I’ve tried other fried rice recipes and they’re just ok, but this one looks way better! I’m pinning this so I can make it soon! 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh yaaaay! I’m so glad that you’ve come by and are going to make it soon! I’m tellin’ ya… it’s yumalicious! 😉

  3. Danelle says:

    I love fried rice! I cannot wait to try this–I bet it’s so much better that what you get from a restaurant!

    1. Jessica says:

      I may be a bit partial, but it is pretty delicious. Lol! I’m so glad that you came by. I’m actually FLATTERED, that you came by. I just love your blog. XOXO!

  4. Ima says:

    What does “toasting” the rice first do for the dish?


    1. Jessica says:

      It gives the rice a good little “crunch!” I’m a huge texture person, and love how it has that added characteristic to it!

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