Overhead view of Fried Rice Stir Up with green onions talks to the side.

Fried Rice Stir Up

Young chefs will love to make and eat our Fried Rice Stir Up. This leftover-utilizing dish comes together in just 20 minutes!

This recipe is part of “The Kids’ Kitchen” series, a collection of approachable recipes that teach children the basics of cooking through the preparation, assembly, and plating of each dish (adults are asked to handle any oven or stovetop instructions).

  • Servings
  • Serving Size
    1¼ cups
  • Prep Time
    12 min
  • Cook Time
    8 min
  • Total Time
    20 min


  • 3 cups cooked white rice 
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots 
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen, thawed edamame
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium or regular soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion, optional


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add onion and carrots, cook 4 minutes or until onions are soft, stirring frequently. 
  • Stir in the rice, edamame and garlic powder, cook 2 minutes or until heated through. 
  • Add the soy sauce and oil, stir until well blended. 
  • Drizzle the egg evenly over all and cook 30 seconds or until egg is cooked, stirring constantly and lightly season with salt and sprinkle with green onion, if desired.

    Makes 5 cups total

Recipe Notes

Make sure everything is prepped and ready before beginning the cooking process, it goes quickly.

A super easy, waste-free technique is to store “any amount of leftover cooked rice in a quart-size resealable bag. When the bag is almost full…make fried rice! 

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving 1¼ cups
  • Calories 370
  • Total Fat 17g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 125mg
  • Sodium 480mg
  • Carbohydrates 44g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 11g