Quick Fried Rice Recipe
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Quick Fried Rice Recipe

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Fried Rice in Quick Cooking December 2000, p20

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 249611
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."

raenikolai User ID: 7243215 240128
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."

NikNwo11 User ID: 8054203 214596
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."

swinny User ID: 1858482 105255
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

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

[email protected] User ID: 1289836 33580
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."

swhack User ID: 5748759 26664
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

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

vwats5 User ID: 5711708 32768
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"Great and easy. Would make again"

kmarqui User ID: 3651843 45910
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."

vamanchef User ID: 4352397 75318
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."

Coolchikaboom User ID: 6177254 81972
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!"

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