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Carol’s Fried Rice

Whenever we’d have leftovers, we’d have fried rice at our house! So that’s what we are making together this week for our Quick Family Recipe. If you have extra steak, it’s steak fried rice. If you have extra kielbasa from the recipe we made last week together, then you have more of a jambalaya thing going on. Either way, it’s delicious!

Whatever you decide to mix in, this is an easy dish to make ahead. I usually make the rice after dinner the night before, so I don’t have to be hungry waiting. I have always done my rice in the microwave to make life easier…recipe included below!

If you take care of all the steps ahead of time, this really becomes dinner in 10-15 minutes.

Let’s get cooking together!


  • 1 Cup Rice (Feeds 2-3 People)
  • 1/3-1/2 Stick of Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Optional: Leftover Meat and Veggies (like the Kielbasa, Onions and Peppers we made last week)

How to Make:

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  • In a microwave safe glass dish, add 2 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice you add. Add in a tbsp of butter with salt and pepper. Stir together.
  • Microwave for 18- 20 minutes.
  • Take a fork and fluff the rice. Let cool and place in fridge if you are making this ahead of time.
  • To make fried rice, coat bottom of pan with olive oil and add in butter to melt over medium high heat. The combination allows neither one to burn.

  • Add in diced veggies like onions. I threw in some leftover onion and green pepper from my Kielbasa recipe.

  • Add in rice.

  • Scramble eggs in a bowl with a fork and then pour into side of pan.

  • Add in your cooked leftover meat. Turn heat up to high and use a spatula to keep everything moving. If you don’t continue to stir, the rice could burn to the bottom.

  • Use a few dashes of soy sauce to keep the pan from drying out.

  • Once the rice begins to crisp at the edges, sprinkle in your sesame seeds. Turn heat off and mix rice together.

  • Serve and Enjoy! 🙂

Tyler said it’s not her momma’s special fried rice recipe, but it is a nice one to make for a quick dinner with the family. We’d love to see your family enjoying making these recipes together. You can share your pics on the Z88.3 Mornings Facebook page!

Carol Ellingson
Z88.3’s Resident Foodie
Originally posted on Carolbake.com

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