Better Than Takeout Fried Rice

Better Than Takeout Fried Rice

Create a mouthwatering dish that’s even better than your favorite takeout fried rice with our simple recipe. Packed with flavor and customizable to your liking, this homemade fried rice will become a family favorite in no time.


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked chicken (optional)
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked shrimp (optional)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic, diced carrots, and frozen peas to the skillet. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  3. Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and pour the beaten eggs into the other side. Scramble the eggs until cooked through.
  4. Add the cooked rice to the skillet and drizzle with soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir everything together to combine.
  5. If desired, add diced cooked chicken and shrimp to the skillet and stir-fry for an additional 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  6. Remove from heat and serve your Better Than Takeout Fried Rice hot, garnished with green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Better Than Takeout Fried Rice is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for busy weeknight dinners. Customize it with your favorite proteins and enjoy restaurant-quality fried rice in the comfort of your home.

Nutrition Information: (Per Serving) Calories: 350 | Protein: 12g | Carbohydrates: 45g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 4g

Create a memorable meal at home with our Better Than Takeout Fried Rice recipe. Your taste buds will thank you!