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Egg Fried brown Rice

Egg fried brown rice is an easy main or side dish. Leftover brown rice is stir fried with vegetables and eggs to create a healty, filling homemade street food.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: brown rice, egg, fried rice, leftovers
Servings: 4
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap


  • 500 g cooked brown rice (cook 200 g brown rice)
  • 300 g mixed vegetables
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce


  • You will need cooked leftover brown rice for this recipe. If you don't have any leftover rice, boil 200 g brown rice according to the package instructions, then leave it to cool down and rest for at least a few hours or ideally overnight. This helps the rice dry out, making it perfect for fried rice.
  • Heat up the sesame oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the cooked rice, and stir fry for a few minutes. If you want the fried rice to be crispy, you can cook it for longer until it has the consistency you like.
  • Move the rice to the edges of the wok, and create an open area in the middle. Crack the eggs in. Stir to scramble the eggs, then mix in the rice little by little until it's all combined.
  • Add diced vegetables and cooked meat. Stir fry for a few minutes until all the ingredients have warmed through. Add the soy sauce, give it a stir then serve.


*this recipe makes 4 main course servings, or 6 side servings.
Can you make fried rice with brown rice? – Absolutely. Brown rice
Which vegetables can I use? – You can use any fresh, frozen or canned vegetables to make fried rice. Make sure to cut them into small pieces so they will cook through completely.
What types of meat can I use? – Any meat goes! Try cooked chicken breasts or thighs, gammon or ham, chunks of beef or pork strips. You can even add some cooked mince. I recommend cooking the meat prior to adding it to the rice to ensure that it cooks through completely.
What stir fry sauces go with fried rice? – If you wish to use a sauce, consider trying sriracha, sweet chili sauce, teriyaki, or honey and garlic sauce.
How do I add sauce? – Add any sauces towards the end of the cooking time and stir it through. This will add plenty of flavor through the whole dish.
Is this recipe allergy friendly? – This recipe is dairy free, and can be made gluten free by using a gluten free soy sauce. Make it vegetarian by adding only vegetables and no meat.


Leftover egg fried brown rice with vegetables can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.
Reheat the leftovers on the stovetop or in the microwave, and serve them warm.

Top tips

Here are my best tips for making perfect egg fried brown rice:
  • If you like crispy fried rice, leave the rice to cook in oil for longer before adding the vegetables.
  • Fried rice is usually better using leftover rice that has rested for at least a few hours before cooking. This is the perfect recipe to use up what’s left from yesterday’s dinner!


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3987IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg