Quick Fried Rice

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4 servings

Leftover rice is reinvented and becomes a simple one-dish dinner.

Quick Fried Rice | Relish.com
Christopher Testani


1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
4 cups cooked rice
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups bite-size pieces cooked fish or meat
2 cups packed baby spinach
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
Leaves from 2 sprigs thyme (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until it shimmers. Add onion and cook 2 minutes. Add rice and cook, breaking up chunks and mixing grains with oil and onion, about 2 minutes.
  2. Crack eggs onto rice and cook until almost set, stirring to break up yolks and coat rice, about 1 minute. Add fish and vegetables and cook, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Add oyster sauce and thyme and cook about 1 minute, stirring often. Check seasonings, adding salt or more oyster sauce if needed, then serve hot.

Posted with permission from Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion’s Keepers: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen (Rodale, 2013).



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