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There’s no need to order out! This Better Than Takeout Fried Rice recipe is ready to go in just 20 minutes!

We’ve been on a huge Chinese food kick lately. I’ve been craving fried rice and orange chicken like crazy!

Better Than Takeout Fried Rice

So, I decided to whip up a batch of our favorite homemade fried rice- it’s so easy to make and tastes way better than any takeout you could order. Plus it’s ready to go in just 20 minutes… you can’t beat that!

Better Than Takeout Fried Rice Recipe

There’s no need to order out! This is better than takeout fried rice is ready to go in just 20 minutes!


  • ▢3 Tbsp butter – divided
  • ▢3 eggs – lightly beaten
  • ▢1 large carrot – peeled and cubed
  • ▢1 small white onion – chopped
  • ▢3 cloves garlic – minced
  • ▢4-5 cups rice – cooked and chilled
  • ▢1 cup frozen peas
  • ▢4 green onions – thinly sliced
  • ▢1/4 cup soy sauce * – plus more to taste
  • ▢2 tsp sesame oil
  • ▢3 tsp oyster sauce
  • ▢salt and pepper


  • Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat (I’ve used both a nonstick and a regular skillet, I kind of prefer a nonstick for this rice). Add 1 tbsp. of the butter into the pan. Once the butter has melted, add the lightly beaten eggs. Let them cook for about 30-40 seconds or until set, then scramble. Once the eggs are fully cooked, remove them and set them aside.
  • Add the remaining butter to the pan- when it’s hot, add the carrot and onion and cook until tender, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant, taking care not to brown. Turn the heat up slightly and add the cold rice and peas. Cook the the mixture for about 3-4 minutes (it will sizzle and should brown a bit), then add the eggs, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil and oyster sauce. Cook for a few more minutes or until the mixture is hot. Season with salt and pepper, serve immediately.

By uvu44

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