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Fried Rice

Posted by Courtney Schupp | November 20, 2020

Prep time: 0 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4


  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups vegetables, fresh or frozen, diced or chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups rice, cooked, cold
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup firm tofu, shrimp, or chopped meat (optional)

Live Well Tips

  • Learn how to create this delicious recipe with this video!
  • If using tofu, shrimp, or meat, cook that in the pan before starting with step 1 below.
  • Any and all vegetables work great with this recipe. You can use whatever you have on hand.


  1. Turn on stovetop to medium high. Pour oil into skillet and heat until sizzling.
  2. Add garlic and vegetables to skillet. Stir fry vegetables until slightly brown and tender.
  3. Push vegetables to the sides of the skillet and add egg to the center of skillet. Scramble egg and mix with vegetables.
  4. Add rice, soy sauce and black pepper. Turn heat down to medium low.
  5. Mix rice with vegetables. Cook until heated through, stirring frequently.

Cook Together! Making Fried Rice with Kids

Preparing this recipe needs a lot of time at the stove. For older kids who enjoy being hand-on in the kitchen, this recipe may be a fun way for them to get involved at the stove with you.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment.
  • Wash and dry fresh produce, if using.

Intermediate Tasks

  • Add garlic and vegetables to skillet.
  • Add rice, soy sauce and black pepper.

Difficult Tasks

  • Scramble egg.
  • Mix rice and vegetables together on the stove.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 1 cup: Calories–242; Protein–7g; Carbohydrate–42g; Total Fat–5g; Saturated Fat–<1g; Fiber–4g; Sodium–561mg

*Note that nutrition info may change if using or not using tofu, shrimp, or chopped meat.*

Adapted from, CalFresh