Ground Beef Fried Rice

Lunch / Dinner

Ground Beef Fried Rice

Making the most out of ingredients you probably already have on hand, this five-ingredient fried rice is sure to satisfy when takeout cravings hit hard.


about 4 servings

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Five-Minute Morning Prep

Cook rice according to package directions; cover and refrigerate.

Test Kitchen Tip

Chilling cooked rice helps keep the grains from sticking together and getting clumpy. You can also run rice under cold water until clear before cooking to achieve the same result. To chill, spread cooked rice in a thin layer on a small baking sheet and refrigerate.


Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet, over medium heat. Add beef; cook until browned and crumbly, 8 to 10 minutes. Let drain and set aside; wipe skillet clean.

Whisk eggs in a small bowl.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in same skillet, over medium-high heat. Add chilled rice; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Make a well in center of rice. Reduce heat to medium. Whisk eggs again, and pour into center of the well. Stir until eggs are scrambled.

Return beef to skillet. Add peas, tamari, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper. Cook, stirring gently, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

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