Left Over Rice – Egg Fried Rice

This recipe is super simple and not at all traditional but its easy, quick and yummy. It uses one pan and one bowl so less washing up and leaves less mess on your cooker. I do it this way as I hate my wok as it always sticks and my frying pan is too shallow and never big enough for my clumsy cooking.

I always make too much food and I do it on purpose and it’s not just because I am greedy. It is so I have my lunch sorted for the next day and I don’t have to worry. Or my other favourite trick is freezing things so I have a future home cooked microwave meal. Nothing better when you cannot be bothered to reheat that chicken korma you made the other week. It’s a healthier option than store bought and reduces your plastic consumption and product waste. My favourite things to batch cook are chilli and curries.

The amount of rice I cook is the same amount of rice no matter how many people I am feeding. For a combination of reasons really but mostly it’s because I use a microwave rice cooker and I don’t know any other ratios. I just can’t boil rice in a pan so before this I never made it. This works for me though as I love egg fried rice and its so easy to whip up if I have spare rice in the fridge. Obviously you need to be careful with rice and reheating it so follow food hygiene guidelines. I don’t want you blaming me for any food poisoning.

Serves 2


  • Cooked Rice (cold) approx 2 cups
  • Eggs 3 or as many as you want
  • 5 Spice 1-2 tsp
  • Dark Soy Sauce 2-3 tbsp
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Oil


  1. Start cooking broccoli following cooking instructions (also optional use whatever veg you want)
  2. Chop onion and fry in a pan with oil. When cooked put in a large mixing bowl
  3. Crack eggs in a frying pan with oil and scramble. When cooked add to onions.
  4. Add rice to frying pan with oil again. Add the 5 spice and soy sauce, if you think it needs more add it. Fry until hot and has been reheated properly. Then add to the bowl and mix it all together.
  5. Scoop into a bowl and add you broccoli. Eat it.

We love to eat this with a drizzle of sweet chilli or hoisin sauce. Hope you enjoy and let me see your version @jenjensdesignsuk

Save your egg shells and see what you can do with them to reuse them on the blog post smashing eggs.



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