Easy Beef Fried Rice

Easy Beef Fried Rice. Loaded with flank steak, white rice, carrots, broccoli and eggs! So much better than takeout and ready in under 30 minutes!

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Easy Beef Fried Rice

Beef Fried Rice is one of my favorite meals. It’s an easy way to use up leftover rice and veggies that you have in the fridge. Best of all this Beef Fried Rice Recipe can be made in under 30 minutes!

I loaded this fried rice with carrots, broccoli, and lots of garlic. Everything gets sautéed in a large skillet along with the beef and rice. Once everything is cooked I add in my sauce: soy sauce, sesame oil and oyster sauce. Just 3 ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need to make this beef fried rice:

Ingredients

  • Butter: I love using butter in my Chinese beef fried rice! To me it adds a lot more flavor and helps to brown the rice. You can always substitute any other cooking oil if you prefer.
  • Eggs: Are added for protein. You can omit and substitute tofu if you are allergic to eggs.
  • Veggies: I use diced carrots, onions, garlic and peas. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand.
  • Rice: I prefer to use long grain white rice or jasmine rice. It cooks up fluffy and does not clump together.
  • Soy sauce: I always use low sodium soy sauce however dark or regular soy sauce can be substituted just make sure to dilute it a bit with water to cut down on the saltiness.
  • Oyster sauce: Is a thick savory slightly sweet and salty sauce that can be found in the international or asian section of your grocery store.
  • Sesame oil: Adds a wonderfully nutty flavor to this recipe. A little bit goes a long way!
  • For serving: I like to top my stir fried rice with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.

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How to make Beef Fried Rice

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil into a large skillet. Add the eggs and scramble until fully cooked. Remove them from the pan and set aside. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the steak and cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes, just until seared and caramelized on the outside. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add carrots and broccoli to the pan and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add in the cold rice and sauté for 3-4 minutes. The rice should brown up a bit. Add the eggs and the steak back to the pan and stir in soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes to heat through. Serve immediately with sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.

Tips for making The Best Fried Rice

  • Use long grain rice or jasmine rice: I prefer both types of rice for making egg fried rice they tend to hold up better than any other rice and tend not to get too sticky.
  • Day old rice is best: The trick to The Best Fried Rice is using cold day old rice.  However if you are in a pinch make the rice first and spread it out onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Pop it in the fridge to cool down quickly.
  • Always rinse the rice before using: This prevents the rice from clumping up and becoming sticky.
  • Add some heat: If you like extra heat add in some Sriracha or chili garlic sauce. I usually start at about 1 teaspoon and work my way up.

Variations

  • Ground Beef Fried Rice: In place of the cubed flank steak try making this recipe with ground beef. Simply brown the meat in the pan, set aside then toss back in with the rice and veggies once they’ve finished cooking.
  • Cauliflower Fried Rice: In place of the rice try adding riced cauliflower for a healthy gluten free twist.
  • Quinoa Fried Rice: Quinoa is another healthy low carb option. You can cook the quinoa ahead of time and add it in just like you would the rice.
  • Kimchi Fried Rice: For a twist try adding chopped up kimchi. It adds the perfect tang and heat!
  • Brown rice: Can be substituted for the white rice for extra fiber and nutrients.
  • Other veggie options: Feel free to substitute whatever vegetables you have on hand. Red bell peppers, celery or broccoli would all be great in this!

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What to serve with Beef Fried Rice

Easy Beef Fried Rice

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Easy Beef Fried Rice. Loaded with beef, carrots and broccoli! Ready in under 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil divided
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 8 ounces flank steak cubed
  • 2 medium carrots small dice
  • 1 cup broccoli cut into small florets
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups cooked and chilled rice (I either use white or brown rice)
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil into a large skillet.
  2. Add the eggs and scramble until fully cooked. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan.
  4. Add the steak and cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes, just until seared and caramelized on the outside. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  5. Add carrots and broccoli to the pan and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes.
  6. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  7. Add in the cold rice and sauté for 3-4 minutes. The rice should brown up a bit.
  8. Add the eggs and the steak back to the pan and stir in soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes to heat through.
  9. Serve immediately with sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Beef Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 157mg52%
Sodium 752mg33%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 5415IU108%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Beef, Beef Fried Rice, Cauliflower Fried Rice, Chinese, Take out recipes

Originally published May 3, 2018

 

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Comments

  • Yes. I love beef fried rice. I just like how the beef / egg / garlic/ rice / sauce / and
    vegetables all come together for this
    tasty meal

    • Nathan

      Hi Lee,

      You can use fish sauce if you like. You will want to reduce the amount of soy and or oyster sauce so that it is not too salty.

      I hope you enjoy!

      Nathan
      @chefsavvy

  • Carly

    This looks so easy and yummy! Can I substitute the minced garlic with garlic powder?

    Thanks!

    • Nathan

      Hi Carly,

      You can, it won’t be quite the same. I would only add about 1 teaspoon right before the sauce goes in so that it doesn’t burn. I hope that helps. Thank you for your comment!

      Nathan

  • Veronica Lozano

    Can I substitute the white rice for cauliflower rice and cook it the same? or any additional suggestions if using cauliflower rice?

    • Nathan

      Hi Veronica,

      You can use cauliflower rice interchangeably in this application. I Hope you enjoy!

      Nathan

  • Veronica

    Amazing meal! My kids loved it. I even substituted white rice for cauliflower and no complaints! Will definitely make this again!

    • Nathan

      Hi Veronica,

      I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for trying out the recipe and for commenting!

      Nathan

  • Suzanne

    Looks great and easy! Any suggestions for an oyster sauce substitute? I’m allergic to all seafood.

    • Nathan

      Hi Suzanna,

      You can substitute Hoisin sauce, just double check the ingredients. You could also add an extra Tablespoon of soy sauce and a tsp. of brown sugar. That would mimic the hint of sweetness as well as the saltiness from the oyster sauce. Hope this is helpful! Thank you for commenting!

      Nathan