Egg Fried Rice: A Quick and Flavorful Chinese Staple

Eggs, Vegetables, Rice – Crafting the Perfect Egg Fried Rice


Egg Fried Rice is a quick and flavorful dish that’s a staple in Chinese cuisine. This recipe features fluffy scrambled eggs, mixed with rice, vegetables, and savory seasonings, creating a satisfying and delicious meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights or as a side dish.


  • 3 cups cooked rice (preferably cold, day-old rice works best)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (such as carrots, peas, corn)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Green onions for garnish



  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add beaten eggs and cook, stirring gently, until scrambled. Remove the scrambled eggs from the skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add diced onion and minced garlic, and cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add mixed vegetables to the skillet and cook until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in cooked rice, soy sauce, and oyster sauce (if using). Cook, stirring constantly, until the rice is heated through and evenly coated in the sauce.
  5. Return the scrambled eggs to the skillet and toss with the rice and vegetables until well combined.
  6. Season Egg Fried Rice with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped green onions before serving.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy this quick and flavorful Chinese staple!