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Steak Fried Rice

Skip the takeout menu and make this homemade Steak Fried Rice. Super easy and family friendly, it’s a great way to use up any leftovers!

medium bowl or steak fried rice

Steak Fried Rice Recipe

You all know how I love a quick, easy, and flavor-packed meal. Well, let me tell you, this recipe for steak fried rice is all three!

It’s my better-than-takeout, homemade version that transforms leftover steak and rice into a complete meal that your whole family will love.

When I am craving Chinese food, or just a reason not to cook, or make an elaborate dinner, I make this recipe.

Steak tends to be a tricky protein but just try it. I use it all the time in these steak sheet pan fajitas and this steak alfredo recipe. And it’s cheaper than you think!

Not only can you use steak, but it works with leftover chicken, pork, shrimp, or just keep it vegetables only. This Chicken Fried Rice is uper easy to make:)

It’s one of those dishes that make me feel like I’ve brought a bit of the local Chinese restaurant right into my own kitchen.

Try it along with some shrimp rangoon, gyoza, and crab rangoon!

better-than-takeout steak fried rice in a bowl

What To Serve with Steak Fried Rice?

Made like this it’s a full meal but it’s also great along with a stir fry, steamed or cooked vegetables like green beans, or a crunchy Asian slaw.

It’s tender and juicy on it’s own, but I love to drizzle a little yum yum sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or some additional soy sauce.

rest of the ingredients for beef fried rice recipe

Ingredients Needed

Steak – Sirloin steak, cut into pieces. Substitute chicken, pork tenderloin, or shrimp.

Rice – Leftover cooked white rice is best. And chilled is even better

Vegetables – Green onions, yellow onion, carrot, green peas.

Garlic – Fresh minced cloves or substitute garlic powder.

Soy Sauce – Substitute coconut aminos.

Sesame oil – This is essential for the right flavor or substitute vegetable oil.

Sesame seeds – Toasted white or black sesame seeds.

Pantry staples – Large eggs, unsalted butter, lemon juice.

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How To Make Steak Fried Rice

First: In a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat, quickly brown the steak in butter and remove and set aside.

Second: Add the diced onion, carrots and peas. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until they start to soften.

Third: Stir in the rice, cooked steak, green peas, soy sauce, and beaten eggs. Cook while stirring often to combine and coat the rice.

Fourth: Pour in the lemon juice and sesame oil. Toss to combine. Remove and serve the steak fried rice garnished with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

steak fried rice in a sauté pan

How long does it last?

Store any leftover steak fried rice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Can I freeze it?

Yes, this dish freezes well. Make sure to cool it completely and store it in a freezer-safe airtight container. It can be frozen for up to 2 months.

dark soy sauce drizzling over rice

Tips For No Leftovers

  • Use leftover white rice or day-old rice for best texture. And keep it chilled before adding to the pan.
  • For a richer flavor, add a teaspoon of oyster sauce or hoisin sauce.
  • To cut down on the salt, use a low-sodium soy sauce.
  • For more of a tang or bite, sprinkle in some rice vinegar or Shaoxing wine.
  • Use any leftover rice: jasmine rice, brown rice, long grain, or basmati rice.
  • If using fresh or canned peas, add per recipe instructions. Use frozen peas and add when cooking onion and carrot.
  • Use ribeye, sirloin, flank steak, or filet mignon cuts of steak for best flavor and tenderness in your steak fried rice.

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easy recipe in a bowl with chop sticks

This homemade beef fried rice is a delicious recipe for a simple meal for those busy weeknights. It’s also a great way to use up leftover cooked rice, cooked veggies, or a meatless meal!

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bowl of fried rice

Steak Fried Rice Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy and delicious steak fried rice is better to make at home than getting take out!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked white rice, preferably cold
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 green onions, sliced, separate white and green part
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds to serve

Instructions

  1. Set a wok or large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp butter and steak.
  2. Cook until meat is seared on all sides about 5-7 minutes. Remove to a plate or bowl and cover it while you cook the vegetables.
  3. Add remaining butter to the wok, diced onion, diced carrot, and green peas.
  4. Stir for 3-4 minutes or until onion is soft.
  5. Add the white parts of the green onion and minced garlic. Stir for a minutes until fragrant.
  6. Add in the cooked rice, cooked meat, green peas, soy sauce and beaten eggs.
  7. Cook while stirring for 2-3 minutes or until rice is coated, lightly browned, and the eggs are cooked through.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Sprinkle in lemon juice and sesame oil. Stir to combine.
  10. Remove from heat and place in serving bowls. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
  11. Serve with sliced green onion and sesame seeds on top. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use leftover white rice or day-old rice for best texture. And keep it chilled before adding to the pan.
  • For a richer flavor, add a teaspoon of oyster sauce or hoisin sauce.
  • To cut down on the salt, use a low-sodium soy sauce.
  • For more of a tang or bite, sprinkle in some rice vinegar or Shaoxing wine.
  • Use any leftover rice: jasmine rice, brown rice, long grain, or basmati rice.
  • If using fresh or canned peas, add per recipe instructions. Use frozen peas and add when cooking onion and carrot.
  • Use ribeye, sirloin, flank steak, or filet mignon cuts of steak for best flavor and tenderness in your steak fried rice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 543mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 27g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and we can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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