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Cast Iron Skillet Fried Rice

A simple and easy fried rice recipe that uses pantry ingredients.  Budget friendly and makes the whole family happy!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: budget fried rice, simple fried rice recipe, what to make when no food is in the house
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Katie Shaw


  • 4 tablespoons of oil divided
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup onion finely diced
  • ¾ cup frozen green peas
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Siracha optional


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the eggs and gently stir until scrambled, 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove from skillet to plate, chop and set aside for later.
  • Increase heat to medium high.  Heat another tablespoon of oil in the now-empty skillet.  Add the onion and stir until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  •  Add the remaining oil and the rice.  Stir until rice is thoroughly mixed with the other ingredients, about three minutes. Add the soy sauce, frozen peas, and scrambled eggs.  Stir fry for 4 minutes, until thoroughly heated and well combined. Serve hot.


There are many things that can be added to this recipe to make it your own:
  • bell pepper can be cooked with the onion
  • cooked shrimp or chicken can be added with the peas


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg