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Easy fried rice

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
Basic, easy and fast, this stir-fry is a tasty way to use up leftover rice. Make it a heartier main dish by stirring in a bit of cooked protein, such as thinly sliced pork or beef, diced chicken, or baby shrimp. To change things up, swap the frozen peas for sliced snow peas, sugar snap peas, or tender asparagus tips.


Cooking spray

2 spray(s)


2 large egg(s), lightly beaten

Uncooked carrot(s)

1 cup(s), shredded

Uncooked scallion(s)

1 cup(s), sliced, divided

Cooked white rice

3 cup(s)

Frozen green peas

½ cup(s), thawed

Low sodium soy sauce

¼ cup(s), or to taste


  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; warm pan over medium-high heat. Add eggs; tilt pan so that eggs cover bottom.
  2. When eggs start to set, break them up into pieces with a heat-proof spatula or wooden spoon. Cook until eggs are cooked through, about 1 minute more; remove eggs from skillet and set aside.
  3. Off heat, recoat same skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Add carrots and all but 2 tablespoons scallions; sauté until carrots are crisp-tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in cooked rice, peas and soy sauce; cook until heated through, stirring once or twice, about 1 minute. Gently stir in cooked egg and remaining scallions; heat through. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.