Leftovers – Egg Fried Rice

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Leftovers – Egg Fried Rice w/ Kale Micro Greens

Leftover rice, veggies, and meats make for an amazing lunch or dinner recipe the next day.  And – day old rice is the perfect texture for next day fried rice.  Our work weeks generally ends in a hodgepodge of leftovers that are perfect for throwing in stir fry’s, pasta, or fried rice.  Use around 1 cup cooked rice for each person.  Not everything needs a recipe – go with your tummy and what you have on hand and wing this “recipe”.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: International


  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 1/4 cup microgreens or herbs – as garnish
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper


  • Bring a large non stick pan to medium heat and add a little oil or butter.  Scramble an egg with a little salt and pepper, cook it, and set aside.
  • Bring the same pan to medium high heat and add a little safflower or peanut oil.  Throw in some onions, cook ~ 2-3 minutes and add a little garlic.  Cook 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.  Add any vegetables or cooked meats you’ve got.  Frozen peas or edamame are great to have on hand – they are versatile and non-perishable in the freezer.
  • Toss in some nuts:  sliced almonds, cashews, peanuts, etc….
  • Add flavoring!  Soy Sauce, Sriracha, Chili Powder, Coriander, a touch of Lime or Lemon Juice or Brown Rice Vinegar.  Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Want to make it healthier?  Add on top of salad or top with salad, sprouts, or microgreens.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


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Keywords: Leftovers, Rice, Fried Rice, Eggs, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

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