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Take-Out Beef Fried Rice

Keeping to one of my main themes of inexpensive, but good-tasting food, I made this with ground beef and jasmine rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: beef, Comfort Foods, side dishes, skillet dinners
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: beef recipe, fried rice
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 625kcal


  • 8 oz lean ground beef*
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry or mirin sweet saki
  • 4 cups cold cooked jasmine rice
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 thin slice fresh ginger crushed
  • 4 sliced green onions divided
  • 1/4 cup or to taste soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbs oil for frying egg


  • *Any cooked leftover meat will do nicely as well. Use about 1 cup.
  • Separate any clumps in the cold rice. Set aside.
  • In a very large skillet, saute pan or wok, heat oil over high heat.
  • Add eggs and scramble, breaking up into smaller pieces. Cook until firm. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Brown ground beef, garlic, 2 tbs soy sauce, ginger and sherry well over high heat in the same pan used for the eggs. When there is no liquid or fat left from the meat, that is when it is properly browned and cooked. Remove and discard the slice of ginger.
  • Add the rice to the same pan as the meat, stirring to combine and heat the rice (use high heat here too).
  • Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, cooked eggs, sugar and *half* of the green onions. Add more soy sauce to taste if needed. Stir fry until heated through. Serve immediately and top with remaining green onion.
  • Serves 6-8 as a main meal.


Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 939mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg