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One Pot Fried Rice Recipe

20 Minutes



This Easy One Pot Fried Rice recipe is our family favourite that we make over and over again. Using healthier ingredients makes it a better version of any restaurant fried rice! So whip up a delicious and satisfying meal that is perfect for those busy weeknights when you’re craving something flavorful and comforting.

This versatile dish brings together tender rice, colorful vegetables, and succulent protein, all sautéed in a savory blend of soy sauce and fragrant spices. With its delightful combination of textures and tastes, this one pot wonder is sure to be your favorite, and the best part is that it requires minimal clean-up!



Adjust Servings
500 grams cooked rice
500 grams lean chicken breasts
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon canola oil
200 grams frozen veggies
3 green onions
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
salt to taste
To Finish
sesame seeds
garlic mayonaisse
Nutritional Information
475 Calories
13 g Fat
37 g Protein
50 g Carbs
2 g Sugars


Sauté Chicken
Dice the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and set them aside. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the diced chicken breasts and cook until they are golden brown and cooked through. Next, add the minced garlic, grated ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until the aromatics release their fragrant scents.
Add the veggies to the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and heated through. The vibrant colors of the veggies should intensify.
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Add Chicken & Rice
Push the vegetable mixture to one side of the skillet, creating space to cook the eggs. Pour the eggs into the empty side of the skillet and cook, stirring gently, until they are softly scrambled. Once the eggs are cooked, combine them with the mixture.
Gently fold in the cooked chicken and rice to the skillet, ensuring it is well distributed among the vegetables. Drizzle the sesame oil and low sodium soy sauce over the rice mixture, stirring to incorporate the flavors evenly. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the rice to absorb the seasonings and become slightly crispy. Add salt to taste (if needed) and garnish with the green parts of the chopped green onions, reserving some for an extra pop of color when serving.
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You can substitute the chicken with other proteins like shrimp, beef, tofu, or tempeh, depending on your preferences or dietary requirements.
Feel free to use fresh vegetables instead of frozen ones or switch them up based on what you have available. Some great options include bell peppers, broccoli, bok choy, or zucchini.
If you need a gluten-free alternative, you can use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. Keep in mind that coconut aminos have a slightly sweeter taste.
If you don't have sesame oil, you can use peanut oil, vegetable oil, or extra canola oil, though the dish will lose some of its distinct sesame flavor.
For the best results, use day-old cooked rice, as it is drier and less sticky, which helps prevent clumping and creates a better texture in the fried rice.
To save time, you can use pre-cooked and pre-cut ingredients, like rotisserie chicken, pre-cut vegetables, or pre-cooked rice from the grocery store.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, you can use a microwave, a skillet, or a wok on medium heat until heated through.


  • Nicole

    I made this. It was very tasty , but I forgot to add the toppings for finishing :(. I will certainly not forget next time. This recipe got added to my rotated recipe list

  • Nicole

    I wad meaning to leave a 5 stars in my review above! Pretty good. 0 Comments

    I made this. It was very tasty , but I forgot to add the toppings for finishing :(. I will certainly not forget next time. This recipe got added to my rotated recipe list

    • Anna

      If a recipe makes it onto your rotating list, then that’s the best feedback for me. I love it too and because of how simple it is, I cook it quite often. Thank you so much!

  • FAQWiki

    This one-pot fried rice recipe is absolutely fantastic! The flavors are perfectly balanced, and the dish comes together so quickly and effortlessly. It’s become a regular in my weekly meal rotation. Thank you for sharing such a delicious and convenient recipe, Anne! Keep up the amazing work!
    – Alex Cool

    • Anna

      This feedback makes me sooo happy! :)) I love it when my recipes become a staple on your table!

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