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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.

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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!"

malv User ID: 4752393 28607
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

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

Edna Terry User ID: 4239087 65210
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."

downundercanadian User ID: 4302163 28791
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."

pink leaf User ID: 2979828 32767
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"

lmenard1 User ID: 1280945 42744
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."

ladriver1 User ID: 1665438 81959
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008

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

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