Pick ‘n’ Mix Egg & Vegetable Fried Rice

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

Pick ‘N’ Mix Egg & Vegetable Fried Rice

Sometimes I cook too much rice on purpose so I can make fried rice for dinner the next night using the leftovers. It’s homely and healthy. And with some eggs in the fridge, a spare chicken breast in the freezer and vegetables that need to be used up there’s no need to go to the supermarket either.  Winner!

Nutrition Note:  Try using brown rice as a more nutritious alternative to white rice.  Many of the nutrients and most of the fibre is lost during the processing of brown rice into white.  And because it requires less processing brown rice is a more environmentally friendly option too!

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  • 2 eggs
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon reduced salt light soy sauce (or gluten free reduced salt tamari)
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups cold cooked brown rice (or white)
  • 1/2 tablespoon reduced salt light soy sauce (or gluten free reduced salt tamari), extra
  • (Pick 'n' Mix protein options - use your choice of the following)
  • 250g cooked prawns, sliced chicken, pork or beef, OR 4 rashes of rindless bacon cooked and chopped, OR 150 g chopped ham, OR 150g firm tofu, sliced.
  • (Pick 'n' Mix vegetable options: approx. 1 cup of a mix of the following)
  • Peas, sweetcorn, finely diced carrot, celery, asparagus, capsicum.


Step 1

Place eggs in a bowl with spring onions, soy sauce or tamari and ginger and lightly beat with a fork to combine. -

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large frypan or a wok over medium to high heat. -

Step 3

Add the onion and your finely diced pick 'n' mix vegetables and stir-fry for 2 minutes. If you are using frozen peas and corn kernels add them here and stir-fry until the vegetables are cooked. -

Step 4

Pour in the egg mixture and leave to cook for 10 seconds before folding egg mixture over onto itself with a spatula and lightly scrambling for about 1 minute or almost cooked through. -

Step 5

Add rice, your pick 'n' mix protein option and extra soy sauce and stir-fry for about 1-2 minutes, breaking up the egg into smaller pieces. -

Step 6

Serve into bowls and enjoy. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Kate on November 10, 2012

    I made this fried rice this evening. It was easy to make and very tasty. My husband loved it and even my fussy 2 year old ate it (although she decided she didn’t want any more when she got a bit of ginger in her mouth – will have to chop it finer next time). We are vegetarian so used tofu for the protein. Used brown rice which turned out great, and a range of fresh veggies in the fridge (sweetcorn, green beans, snow peas, carrot & zucchini) . My 2 year old helped me chop all the veggies and had a great time! We will definitely be making this again. Thank you!

  2. posted by Sam on December 27, 2012

    Yummy and so easy thx for another great recipe xxx

  3. posted by Mia on December 28, 2012

    THANK YOU! you are stars! was literally just wondering what to feed my 3 little ones for dinner later…no power left in me post x-mas…so a big thank you and happy new year to you!

  4. posted by Nyree on February 2, 2013

    Another winner for my fussy boy (s) – 17 months and 33 years! Thanks again x

  5. posted by Jaana on January 3, 2014

    My 1year old loved this. I also had a bowl for lunch and added an extra splash of light soy into mine. I am going to make this with quinoa instead of rice tomorrow to see how it tastes

    • posted by Allie on January 3, 2014

      Would love to hear how you go! Ax

  6. posted by Kirstin on March 11, 2014

    Thank you so much for this site! Just wondering if you could suggest a soy sauce alternative as my little one is dairy + soy intolerant. (soy is such a great flavour). Thanks heaps.

  7. posted by Kristy on May 17, 2014

    Hi, Could you freeze this recepi?

    • posted by Jess on May 18, 2014

      Hi Kristy,
      I’ve never tried freezing fried rice but after a quick google search many people have said they freeze it successfully. Although, probably best to ensure none of the ingredients (particularly the rice or meat) have been frozen previously. I hope that helps, Jx

      • posted by Kristy on May 21, 2014

        Thanks Jess, sorry I could have done that I didn’t even think of google! Thanks heaps 🙂


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