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Kate’s Kitchen: Easiest Fried Rice Ever

As college students, finding the time, ingredients and supplies to make a made-from-scratch meal can be difficult and time consuming. But say no more, this week I bring to you the quickest and easiest recipe for one pan fried rice (because who wants to wash more than one pan after cooking? Not me.)


1 Cup uncooked white rice (yields ~3 cups cooked)

2 Cloves of Garlic

~2 Tbsp sesame oil

1 Cup frozen peas and carrots

2 eggs

Pinch of salt

¼ Cup soy sauce


1. Cook the rice. When it is about halfway done, add sesame oil and minced garlic into a large pan (a sauce pan is ideal but work with what you have.) Saute garlic with the sesame oil to really get the flavors going.

2. Add peas and carrots into the pan and cook with the garlic and sesame oil until they are completely defrosted. Crack two eggs into the pan and throw in a pinch of salt (to taste.) scramble the eggs until they are completely cooked.

3. Next, turn the heat to low and add your cooked rice and soy sauce to the pan. Mix until soy sauce is evenly spread throughout the rice.

4. Tah-dah! That’s it, delicious fried rice using only one pan. Feel free to add chicken or tofu if you so desire.

All photos were taken by Kate Rutz-Robbins

Photographer and writer studying art and literary journalism at UCI. I like food, fashion and photos.
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