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Simple Fried Rice – super easy recipe for a side dish that goes well with meats and fish for a complete dinner meal. The rice is first cooked in meat stock, then fried in a skillet with soy sauce, vegetables and oil to bring out the the best flavors.

Fried rice in a white decorative bowl topped with fresh greens on a table.I like to serve it with roasted drumsticks, chicken thighs, or chinese chicken but even Alfredo mushrooms will work well for a vegetarian alternative (just omit the soy sauce if you do use the Alfredo mushrooms).

Fried rice topped with fresh greens and tomatoes on a white decorative bowl with mushroom sauce.

This recipe for Fried Rice is the most basic, meaning that you can add frozen peas, carrots or other vegetables  you like. Go ahead, put your own spin on this easy and delicious fried rice!

Fried rice in a white decorative bowl topped with fresh greens.

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Simple Fried Rice

Simple Fried Rice - | @Letthebakingbgn
5 from 1 vote

A simple fried rice recipe made in under 30 minutes great as a side dish and main course.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried rice, fried rice recipe
Calories: 200 kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 cup long or medium grain rice
  • 1.5 Cups Chicken Broth/Stock
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots cut into 1/4" cubes or baguettes
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 -1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Olive Oil


  1. Rinse rice until the water runs clear. Bring 1.5 cup broth or meat stock to a boil. Season with salt. Add rice, cover with the lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for about 15 minutes on low heat without removing the lid. Allow the water to completely evaporate. Leave the lid on for another 10 minutes after done cooking.

  2. In a shallow pan with couple tablespoons olive oil, saute some onion until golden in color and soft. Add the carrots cut into strips and cook over low heat until slightly crunchy but cooked thoroughly. Add the minced garlic and stir.
  3. When the carrots are al dente, turn up the heat to high and transfer the rice in to the pan with the carrots and onion.
  4. While on high heat, stir the rice and 1 Tbsp soy sauce and let it "fry" in the pan for about 3-5 minutes.

  5. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 771mg34%
Potassium 261mg7%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 5095IU102%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • Victoria

    Просто и вкусно!! Спасибо за рецепт

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