This delicious Asian-inspired fried rice with rice vinegar and cooked eggs makes for a quick one-dish meal.

Everyday Food, October 2004


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-low heat; swirl to coat pan. In a small bowl, lightly beat together eggs, 2 teaspoons water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pour into pan; cook, pulling in egg from edge of pan, until set, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate; when cool enough to handle, cut into strips.

  • In pan, heat remaining tablespoon oil over mediumheat. Add scallions and garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ham and rice; season with salt. Cook, stirring often, until very hot, about 5 minutes.

  • Add vinegar, peas, and eggs; cook until very hot, about 2 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Even if a nonstick pan is called for in a recipe, you can use a regular skillet if you prefer. Keep in mind that a nonstick surface requires less oil during cooking. To give food the same golden color in a regular skillet you will need to use more oil so it does not stick to the pan.


Reviews (5)

28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
I used chopped broccoli and cauliflower instead of peas, and added soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil and grated fresh ginger to the rice vinegar. It turned out pretty good.
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is a staple in our house. My kids love it just as much as my husband and I do. I often add chicken or shrimp. Wonderful recipe.
Rating: Unrated
I more often have leftover meat rather than leftover rice. This idea works great with pork chops. I would also substitute the vinegar for 1/3-1/2 cup of soy sauce plus a few drops of hot sauce.
Rating: Unrated
I made this, more or less, last night. Before seeing it here. I used my left over rice, diced up some ham then wilted some fresh spinach in it. I did add a bit of soy sauce. Everybody loved it.
Rating: Unrated
I plan to try this with chicken