Day Before Pay Day Fried Rice

Day Before Pay Day Fried Rice

CJ 21

"This fried rice uses leftover vegetables and meat--a great way to use leftovers for a dish that can be ready in about 30 minutes. It tastes so good that my son and husband fought over the last helping!"


35 m servings 315 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 559 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in the eggs; cook and stir until scrambled and firm. Remove from wok, and set aside.
  2. Put remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the wok and turn heat up to high. Stir in rice until each grain is coated with oil. Stir in chicken, celery, carrot, peas and green onions. Reduce heat to medium, cover and allow to steam for 5 minutes. Stir in scrambled eggs and soy sauce, and cook until eggs are heated through.
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  1. 88 Ratings


This was a lifesaver tonight and one hubs and I both really enjoyed! This wasn't a day before pay day issue, just an "I don't feel like going to the store issue" and I was happy to find a side d...

This was an easy recipe that really is great to use up leftovers with! My husband prefers it to be made "teriyaki" flavored - you can buy it, or easily make it by whisking your soy sauce (low so...

Easy, cheap & satisfying! I used pork rather than chicken, cooked the egg in butter rather than oil for extra flavor, and added about 1 1/2 tsp. five spice. Very good! Thank you CJ!

This recipe was awesome! Tasted very authentic to me & my hubby! The only thing I changed was I omitted the peas and added mushrooms instead. YUMMY, what a winner! THANKS!

Simple, quick, and delicious base recipe. I followed the suggestions of some previous reviews: 1) scrambled eggs in 1tbsp butter, 2) used sesame oil, 3) stir-fried 4 cloves garlic and half a ro...

I now use this every time i order-in Chinese as the white rice is always left over, and is usually exactly 3 C. I used toasted sesame oil for added flavor, and cubed boneless skinless chicken t...

Great!! The only change I made was to use 2 eggs and 1/4 cup egg beaters. I cooked the eggs into thin omelets and cut them into ribbons. Also added a little seasame oil before serving.

Made this for dinner tonight and followed the recipe. The rice was in no way similar to any fried rice I have ever eaten. The rice was beyond bland and had no flavor at all. Sorry this was just ...

delicious. I changed a few things myself. I added cashews, pineapple and shrimp...very flavorful. I also through in a little bit of sesame seed oil. Everything turned out wonderful and I will be...