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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 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
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
  • 3/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce


  • 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
  • try adding Sriracha sauce at the end


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