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Golden egg fried rice with only 3 ingredients in this super easy recipe

When it comes to classic Asian dishes, nothing beats the age-old but irresistible Golden Fried Rice! This super simple egg fried rice uses only 3 ingredients, so simple yet so delicious, and is the perfect healthy comfort food that the whole family can enjoy any time of the day!

The magic begins with the separation of egg yolks from the whites. While the egg whites are seasoned with a pinch of salt, it’s the yolks that work their magic. The yolks are mixed into the rice, lending it the captivating golden hue that gives this dish its name. Make sure to coat the rice evenly; this is where the transformation starts.

One of the beauties of Golden Fried Rice is its flexibility when it comes to the type of rice you use. Whether you opt for freshly cooked rice or day-old rice from the fridge, the choice is yours. If you’re using freshly cooked rice, remember to adjust the water to avoid ending up with overly moist rice. This adaptability makes Golden Fried Rice a fantastic option for those nights when you want to put together a quick and satisfying meal without extensive prep.

Begin by cooking the seasoned egg whites first, followed by the rice. Over high heat, stir the coated rice vigorously. As the egg yolk coats the rice, watch as it transforms into a shimmering golden spectacle. A pinch of salt added during this stage brings out the flavors and enhances the overall taste of the dish. Stirring well ensures that every grain of rice is thoroughly coated with the luscious golden egg yolk.

For those who crave an extra layer of flavor and a hint of freshness, garnish your Golden Fried Rice with finely chopped green onions. Their vibrant color and mild, slightly peppery flavor complement the dish beautifully.

Golden Fried Rice is proof that simple dishes are always the best. With just a few basic ingredients and a straightforward cooking process, you can create a dish that’s super appetizing that kids and adults will both love! So let’s get to it!

Watch How To Make It

Golden Fried Rice

This super simple golden egg fried rice uses only 3 ingredients. It’s so simple yet so delicious, and is the perfect healthy comfort food that the whole family can enjoy any time of the day!
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: dinner, easy recipe, lunch, quick
Servings: 2


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Separate the egg white and yolk. Season the egg white with salt.
  • Add the egg yolk into the rice to give it it’s golden colour. Make sure it’s coated evenly. 
    Pro Tip: It doesn’t matter if you use freshly cooked rice or day-old rice. If you use freshly cooked rice, make sure to adjust the water so it doesn’t turn out too moist.
  • Cook the egg white first, then add the coated rice over high heat and season it with salt. Mix well and serve!
  • Optional step: Garnish with green onions before serving for a little extra flavour.

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