Fried Rice

This fried rice is just like you would order at your favorite Chinese restaurant.

Restaurant Style Fried Rice

I am not a huge leftover fan but fortunately my husband is.

I don’t mind eating the same thing twice if I can disguise it in another form. Fried rice is one of those recipes that allows you to use up your leftovers but you don’t feel like you are eating leftovers!

Remember that yummy Chicken & Rice Soup. A great way to use up leftover rice and chicken and not feel like you are eating leftovers!

Well Fried Rice is another great way to use up that leftover rice and chicken or really any leftover meat. It works great with pork, ham or bacon too.

Fried Rice

You can change it up with the type of vegetables you add in too. You can use what’s in your frig. I used carrots, onions and some frozen peas (although I pick the peas out!) The peas add some nice color though!!

All you have to do is saute the vegetables until tend and then add in your meat.

Fried Rice

My favorite part of the fried rice is the egg that is in it. Just scramble up a few eggs and throw them in too!
Fried Rice

Of course you will need some rice too. I like my rice to be chilled so I use it right out of the refrigerator. If you are cooking rice specifically for this dish, not leftovers, try and let your rice chill a bit or at least come to room temperature. I find that it sticks much less if it isn’t warm or hot.

Fried Rice

After I add in the rice I just add soy sauce basically to taste! This is one of those non-exact recipes. Just add in however much you like and how much tastes good. Taste as you go.

Fried Rice


Fried Rice
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • Meat of choice (chicken, ham, pork, bacon), cooked and cut into small pieces.
  • 2-3 eggs, scrambled and chopped into small pieces
  • Vegetables of choice (carrots, peas, onions) Chopped into small pieces
  • olive oil
  • soy sauce (2 - 3 Tbsp at least), to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  1. Cooked and cooled rice, 2-3 cups or more depending on how many people you are feeding. I use basmati or jasmine.
  2. Saute vegetables in olive oil until soft and then added in cooked meat.
  3. Add in rice and stir until well mixed.
  4. Add in eggs.
  5. Add in soy sauce to taste, stir until well mixed.
  6. Sprinkle with a little garlic powder if desired


Recipe originally shared over at Portland Mama

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Rita says

    Made this last night to go with Honey Sriracha Wings, Egg Drop Soup, and Japanese Cucumber Salad.
    There was not a grain of rice left!!
    I have been cooking your Leftover Ham Recipes all week and each one has been a hit. Thanks so much.


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