Easy Clean Up One Pan Rainbow Fried Rice

rainbowrice_featureAdd a pop of color to your day with this rainbow fried rice! You can even cook the rice the night before to save time. This recipe gives the classic fried rice a twist by adding a variety of nutritious vegetables and is the perfect dish to spice up your week with plenty of leftovers!

Serves: 5-6


2 tbsp. sesame oil

3 cloves fresh garlic, minced

1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced

1 red pepper, diced

1 red onion, diced

2 eggs

4 cups cooked brown rice

2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, green beans, corn)

3 tbsp. rice vinegar

1/8 cup sodium-free soy sauce

3 tbsp. hot sauce (any kind)

1 bunch green onions, diced


  1. Heat 1 tbsp. sesame oil on medium-high heat in large pan. Add in garlic and ginger and stir fry for one minute, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in red pepper and red onion. Stir fry for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn the heat down to medium. Crack eggs directly into pan and stir until barely cooked, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add rice, frozen vegetables, rice vinegar, soy sauce, hot sauce, and 1 tbsp. sesame oil. Stir fry for 5 minutes or until vegetables are heated.
  5. Remove from heat and top with green onions. Enjoy!

Nikki Kuhlmann is currently a senior at South Dakota State University majoring in dietetics and minoring in biology.

Kelsey Johnson is a Junior at South Dakota State University majoring in Dietetics & Pre-Medicine with a minor in Health Education. 

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