5 Minute Microwave Fried Rice
- 1 cup Minute Rice® White Cups
- non-stick cooking spray
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 green onion, sliced
Heat rice according to package directions and set aside.
Coat a medium, microwave-safe bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Add the egg and sesame oil, if using, to the bowl and scramble lightly. Microwave egg mixture on HIGH for 30 seconds.
Remove egg from microwave and stir to break up the cooked egg. Add the rice, peas and carrots, soy sauce, ginger and green onion.
Microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds. Stir and serve.
Your Microwave is Your BFF
Sometimes it feels like there need to be more hours in the day. It can be difficult to find the time to cook a proper meal, especially if you have to juggle work and family life. Minute Rice® Ready to Serve Cup varieties are very convenient and quick and easy to prepare meals.
The microwave is one of the most underrated kitchen cooking tools out there. Make friends with your microwave, and you’ll learn to microwave everything from mug cakes and rice pudding to amazing fried rice recipes or even how to make Fried Egg on Rice Bowls!
There is no better place to start than with Microwave Fried Rice. If you have any leftovers, making this meal is a great way to use all of those up! Especially if you have cooked rice or veggies.
The result is a flavourful dish that’s ready in just minutes. Microwave fried rice is an excellent option for busy weeknights or when you don’t have time to cook. Plus, it’s a meal that can be customized with whatever ingredients you have on hand.
Tips for Cooking in the Microwave
Use only containers, lids, and wraps that are microwave-safe. Remove food from any packaging that isn’t microwave-safe.
Defrost food entirely before cooking it in a microwave.
Cook food immediately after defrosting.
Other Fried Rice Options
Try our Microwave Egg Fried Rice, that is made with Jasmine rice, two eggs, coleslaw, frozen peas, soy sauce and Sriracha hot sauce. You can leave the hot sauce off if you are not that into spicy foods. Or try our Classic Fried Rice.