Easy 5 minute Fried Rice 08-May-2021

This recipe is derived from My Favorite Fried Rice by EmmyMade.com. Her recipe feeds 4 people or so, but I only have to feed one, so I’ve made adjustments.

Really do go read her recipe or watch the video, she is just an absolute joy to watch.

For one serving:

Ingredients (mise en place)

  • 1 cup of leftover “rice”: RightRice, take-out rice, etc. Just make sure it’s a day old, and cold
  • 4 ounces of some COOKED protein: stripy bacon, pork belly, spam, lunchmeat, chicken, shrimp, fish, etc. Not sure why, but beef doesn’t quite appeal in this.
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped; separate the whites from the greens
  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced ginger
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • kosher/sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • chicken powder
  • sesame oil
  • oil for frying


  1. Get everything prepped because it goes fast.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat up the oil.
  3. Add the pre-cooked protein and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the white parts of the green onion, continue sautéing for a minute.
  5. Add the garlic and ginger, continue sautéing for a minute.
  6. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  7. In same skillet, add a little more oil.
  8. When hot, add the beaten egg, and scramble by pulling the cooked bits into the center.
  9. Add the eggs to previous cooked ingredients, set aside.
  10. Add a little oil to the same skillet.
  11. When hot, add the “rice”, pressing into a cake that covers the bottom.
  12. Leave to cook undisturbed for at least 1 minute, then stir.
  13. Add salt, pepper, and chicken powder, stir well.
  14. Press down into a cake and cook undisturbed for an additional minute.
  15. Add the already cooked ingredients and the frozen peas and carrots, mixing well.
  16. Cook for an additional minute.
  17. Add the green onion tops and sesame oil, stir to combine.
  18. Serve hot.


Emmy says you can sub soy sauce for the chicken powder if you don’t have it or want it.

Source: https://www.emmymade.com/5-minute-fried-rice