One of my favorite take out items is fried rice. I love it loaded with veggies, with chicken, with beef, or just plain. There are so many options you really can make it work for any meal.
All in one skillet
The beauty of this Easy Fried Rice is that it is all made in one skillet. You start with the veggies and end with the rice.
If you wanted to add in chicken you could, just chop it up into small pieces and add it in with the butter and olive oil. Cook it until just about done and then add in the veggies and continue from there. That would give you a complete meal all in one skillet.
Oh the veggies (& egg)
So I am not a fan of carrots so I opted to not add them. Instead I used peppers, onion and garlic. Next time I am going to use broccoli, squash and maybe even a few mushrooms or eggplant. The options are endless. You can really add in any veggies you want…I love dishes like this.
To try and keep this fried rice a little traditional I did scramble in some eggs. I added the whisked eggs into the veggies until they were cooked through and then added in the rice. You are just building flavor up flavor which is what makes fried rice just so good.
Traditionally you should use white rice for fried rice. I wanted to shake things up a little bit and I wanted to use both brown and white rice. I had both already cooked, but if you want to use one over the other feel free too. When I cook rice I always make extra servings to have on hand for leftovers and now for this super easy fried rice.
A quick tip…You could even use the quick microwave rice bowls to make dish even easier.
You need this for dinner tonight
Serve it up
I made the fried rice to go with my Instant Pot Mongolian Beef, but you could serve it with your favorite teriyaki chicken or pork. You could also serve it with a simple grilled chicken breast or a quick grilled salmon filet. The rice is so loaded with flavor it really can stand on it’s own.
Make sure to pin this recipe for later….