Your Leftovers Equal The Best Fried Rice

I’m don’t know about you, but whenever I cook rice I always end up making too much. Cold rice by itself is not the most appetizing, but with a few additions, you can turn leftovers into your favorite takeout meal: fried rice.


“Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.”

-Mitch Hedberg


  • 1 cup leftover white rice
  • ½ cup white onion, chopped
  • ½ cup thawed frozen veggies (carrots and peas)
  • 4-5 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup scallions, chopped
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Optional: protein (chicken, shrimp, tofu, pork…)


  1. Cook 1 cup of rice according to instructions, let cool, and leave in fridge overnight. Cold rice, without excess moisture, cooks better.
  2. Preheat fry pan to medium heat. While pan is heating, chop onions, thaw veggies, and beat egg.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to pan and sauté chopped onions until tender.
  4. Add rice, veggies and protein to fry pan. Add 4-5 tablespoons of soy sauce to flavor rice. Add more soy sauce for more flavor. Stir and fry.
  5. Add 1 beaten egg to the party and scramble into rice and veggies.
  6. Let rice heat thoroughly and garnish with scallions and fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.


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