Easy Weeknight Takeout, Without Leaving Your Home

Fried Rice with shrimp and roast pork in a wok.

You probably don’t want to leave your house as the weather gets colder. Staying home and ordering takeout sounds pretty good when it is 30 degrees outside. Save a little money and make your own takeout with this fried rice recipe from Delish!

Some key things for this recipe are: you need sesame oil, you need cold leftover rice, you can cook your eggs separately or in the same pan, and you can add whatever ingredients you like.


  • 3 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 carrots diced up
  • 3 green onions sliced, divide white and green parts
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of minced ginger
  • 4 cups of cooked long-grain rice
  • ¾ cups of frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce

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Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Let the skillet get very hot. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Beat eggs with 2 tablespoons of water and a pinch of salt. Add eggs to the skillet. Stir to form large curds and transfer to a plate and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons of sesame oil to the skillet and add carrots and the white parts of the green onions. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and stir to cook for about 1 minute. Add rice, peas, and cooked eggs to the skillet. Add soy sauce and stir until heated through for about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper and top with the remaining green onions. Enjoy!

Stay in, get cozy, and make your own takeout just the way you like it with this easy fried rice recipe. Your family is sure to love the result, and it just might even become a family favorite that you eat for years to come!

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