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By: Enrique Gili on Aug. 27, 2014, 1:37 p.m.
Quick Fried Rice

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Quick Fried Rice

No wok? No problem. Restaurant-style fried rice can be made at home with a large skillet.

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Total time: 20 minutes 

Yield: 4 servings

Quick Fried Rice


  • 2 tbs. sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1.5 to 2 cups frozen vegetables, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups day old rice
  • 2 tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and onion. Stir until fragrant about 3 to 4 minutes. Add vegetables and salt. Stir until vegetables have an even coating of oil about 2 minutes. Bank to side of skillet.
  2. Crack two eggs into a mixing bowl and beat lightly. Pour contents into skillet. Shake skillet from side to side, and as the eggs begin to set, stir eggs. Fold cooked eggs into vegetables, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir and fold cooked rice, about 1/2 cup at a time, into vegetables. Serve with soy sauce.