Spring Fried Rice

Classic fried rice gets a few fresh twists.

Spring Fried Rice
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

This easy dinner sticks close to the script for classic fried rice, folding in tender broccoli florets and spring onions for a vegetable boost and a handful of cashews and nori for savory texture. The nori, in particular, boosts the level of deliciousness in each bite, thanks to seaweed's high umami properties (aka it's high in the "what makes this so tasty?" factor).


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, divided

  • 1 large bunch spring onions or scallions, white and green parts separated

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 cups small (1 in.) broccoli florets (from 1 bunch)

  • 3 cups cooked and cooled long-grain white rice

  • 1 cup matchstick carrots

  • ½ cup toasted cashews

  • cup nori (dried seaweed), cut into 1½-by-¼-in. strips

  • 4 large eggs


  1. Whisk soy sauce, garlic, and 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a small bowl until combined; set aside. Quarter white parts of onions lengthwise (about 1 cup). Thinly slice green parts to measure 1 cup. Reserve any remaining green parts for serving.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add broccoli and white parts of onions; cooking, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is vibrant green and onions are golden, about 4 minutes. Add rice, carrots, soy sauce mixture, and green parts of onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until rice is crisp, about 4 minutes. Stir in cashews and nori. Place in serving bowls.

  3. Heat skillet over medium. Add remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Fry eggs, covered, until whites are set and yolks are still runny, about 4 minutes. Serve eggs with fried rice. Top with reserved green parts of onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

494 Calories
27g Fat
49g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 494
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 852mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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