Homemade Chinese Fried Rice

fried riceMy daughter went to a birthday party at a Hibachi Steakhouse over the summer and she came back raving about it!!  “Mom I LOVE the rice, and the chef put an egg in his hat!”  “You should have seen it!”  “It was soooo good!”

While I will admit Hibachis are both entertaining and fun for the little ones, their food is anything but a healthy choice.  So I promised her I would try and recreate at least their rice, which was her favorite part.

When you make fried rice at home you have the luxury of choosing your ingredients.  This recipe is simple, yet knee slapping, “did I really make this?” delicious.

All you need to make this is cooked brown rice, some peas and carrots, onion and garlic, eggs and Tamari.  Tamari is a type of soy sauce that doesn’t contain any MSG.  You can read my post here about why we use it instead of soy sauce.

fried rice

And this is how I did it:

1.  You want to start by cooking your rice up to a day in advance.  Some say the rice should be a day old, but either way just make sure it’s not JUST cooked.  Cook it earlier in the day and let it cool in the fridge.

2.  Get the largest skillet you have and let it heat up over high heat for a few minutes (not until it’s smoking though).  Add 2 Tbsp oil and then the butter.  When the butter has melted, add the onions and carrots and sauté them for a few minutes or until soft.

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3.  Push them to the side and add the garlic on top.  Add the eggs to the other side of the skillet making sure to block them from running under the veggies.

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4.  Chop them up with your spatula

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5.  Add the cooked rice, peas and Tamari and stir it all together.  You’re done!

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You have now just made the most incredibly delicious fried rice at home!

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This turned out SOOoooo GOOD!  I just love cooking from scratch!

My son was home while I was ‘testing’ in the kitchen and he was my taste tester for the day.
I think he has decided to pursue this as a long term career.


Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice at home that is loads healthier than take out. So easy to make you’ll wonder why you haven’t done this sooner.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 Cups Precooked Brown Rice (I used the bags from Success and I used 3 of them for this recipe)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Organic Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Onion, chopped
  • 1/21 Cup Organic Carrot, peeled and diced small
  • 3 teaspoons Organic Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 2 Large Organic Eggs, beaten (with a little milk or water)
  • 45 Tablespoons Tamari


NOTE: Make sure to use cooked, cooled rice

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil – then the butter
  2. Add the onions and carrots and cook approx. 3-4 min until tender, but don’t brown the onion
  3. Push the veggies to the side of the skillet and add the garlic on top
  4. Add the eggs to the other side of the pan ensuring they don’t go underneath the veggies
  5. Cook the eggs through, chopping up with the spatula
  6. Combine the eggs and veggies
  7. Add the rice, peas and Tamari
  8. Stir and heat through


All nutrition information is approximate:
Calories 202; Fat 9.4 gr; Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 50 mg; Carbs 26 gr; Fiber 2.8 gr; Sugar 1 gr; Protein 3.2 gr

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  • Serving Size: 6 (1/2 cup) servings

Recipe SourceHappily Unprocessed
I used all organic ingredients whenever possible, and hope you do too!  🙂

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  1. Going to attempt with a little organic pork.

    We follow very strict diet bc my husband has brain cancer, so work with a holistic healer,

    Our rice has to be brown and soaked overnight in water with Apple cider vinegar, lemon juuce, buttermilk, yogurt, or similar,

    It makes nutrients more available for your body and gets rid of something that most who don’t eat carbs do so for that reason

    (Sometimes have to do less time bc have to eat but still better than anything sold)

    I try to make ahead and freeze, heat up on cookie sheet in oven to dry out a little, coconut amino instead of soy sauce, coconut oil, ghee, or butter all we’re allowed to to fry with,

    I always mess up the egg part, I don’t eat them in anything I can taste, will in fried rice made at Chinese restaurant

    Is there a trick to making it blend correctly?

    I want to get it right and egg adds protein and other healthy things

    Will let you know how it comes out


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