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Quick Fried Rice Recipe

Quick Fried Rice Recipe

I revised this recipe from an old cookbook. It's a great way to use up leftover cooked rice and it can be ready in just a few minutes.—Rhonda Olivieri, East Earl, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups cold cooked rice
  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the rice, teriyaki sauce, parsley, garlic powder and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the egg; cook and stir until egg is completely set, about 3 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 344 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 592mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein

Reviews for Quick Fried Rice

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"We weren't impressed by this. I used soy sauce like some of the other reviewers. The taste was just ok. If I try this again, I'd definitely do the teriyaki. However there are plenty of other easy fried rice recipes out there, I think I'd try those other ones first. Just meh."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"I use 3 eggs that I scramble after pushing vegetables and rice to the side of the pan. I use canola(1/4 Cup) and Sesame oil (2Tbsp) instead of butter it makes a huge difference. I add 1 package frozen, mixed vegetables or peas and carrots. I cook the rice in the microwave 1 cup rice 2 cups water or broth and 12 minutes. Rice is perfect every time."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Very quick, very easy. I made it exactly as stated, but we served roasted teriyaki beef over it and the extra sauce made it taste better."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"Quick and easy. I made this for tonight and had fish on the grill. Yum!!!"

Reviewed May. 23, 2014

"Love this simple recipe! I used soy sauce (though it should be noted that you should use a little LESS soy sauce than you would teriyaki sauce) and I add peas."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"Love this and it goes with every kind of meat! Kids ask for seconds!"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"Great and easy. Would make again"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Great "fast" meal to prepare and reheat. Our kids love this dish. Added chicken this first go around and then will try shrimp and pork. I too used soy sauce instead of the teriyaki."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"My kids love this. Instead of teriyaki, I use a "perfect" fried rice seasoning sauce from the asian section of the local supermarket."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I used soy sauce as well instead of teriyaki sauce and substituted onion powder for onions. I also added an over easy egg to a serving and mixed it. So good and tasty!"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"Every time we have Chinese for dinner, my family asks for this rice. Yummy!"

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"My family ate this all up. I liked it, my husband commented how good it was, my 7th grader took 3 helpings, including cleaning the pan, my 6- and 4-year olds ate two or three helpings, I lost track."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"I found the teriyaki sauce and garlic powder taste a little bland, so added 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. Next time will skip teriyaki sauce and just do soy sauce. Also added some peas."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2009

"I just made this recipe for the frist time and will make it time and again! It is super! I did add an extra egg as mine were not very large. No other changes. Thanks, Joan in Arizona"

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2008

"I didn't have any teriyaki sauce, so I used just soy sauce along with some left-over chicken. It was pretty tasty just like that."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008

"could add shrimp or some other meat or even mixed veggies"

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