Poor Man's Fried Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Poor Man's Fried Rice Recipe
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Poor Man's Fried Rice

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in rice and cover. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and drain any excess water.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in rice and soy sauce; heat briefly then transfer rice to a bowl.
  3. Scramble the eggs in the same skillet, then stir in rice. Stir in ginger and green onions; heat through and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 27, 2004

Yummy! I changed this up a bit to make it a little more healthy. I used brown rice, added peas and diced carrots, and I used low sodium soy sauce. I sauteed the whites from the green onions with the peas and carrots while my rice was cooking. I then added the rice to the veggies with about 1/4 cup soy sauce. In a small skillet, I scrambled the 2 eggs and added to the rice with some ground ginger (I didn't have fresh) and the greens from the onions. Whole thing took about 10 mintues to make and it turned out pretty good. Brown rice made it a little too nutty, so next time I'll stick with white rice. Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

If your looking for a fried rice recipe as a main dish, keep looking BUT if you want it to accompany a meal (IE: Stir fry or asian beef skewers) this is a decent recipe. Its not too exciting but its a simple side dish. Was okay with our beef stir-fry.


41 Ratings

Jun 14, 2006

This is good...don't really think it tastes too much like the stuff you get in take out....but still good. You do need to make sure that you add the fresh ginger because without it...it is just too plain. Thanks for the post.

Jan 24, 2003


Feb 06, 2005

I stirfried chopped green pepper in the sesame seed oil till tender then added frozen peas and carrots. Once the veggies looked good I added the rice and soy sauce. I scrambled the eggs right in the mix and it turned out delicious! Will make this often.

Mar 25, 2005

I was impressed by how quick and easy this was... although taste-wise it was missing something. the ginger is the key ingredient. i'd make this again, but i'm still on the search for a better fried rice.

Jan 24, 2003

I Loved it I will make it alot.

Sep 20, 2007

I'm sorry but this was just terribly bland, even when I used a lot more soy sauce, there still wasn't much improvement. I could only manage a couple bites before I gave up on it entirely. I won't be making this again, sorry.


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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