This simple egg fried rice recipe without soy sauce or veggies or sesame oil is a very basic, kid friendly recipe and its quick and easy to prepare and also very delicious which can be made for an easy lunch or dinner. Since this simple egg fried rice is made without any veggies, you can serve it with easy sides of vegetables like sauteed broccoli, roasted cauliflower, roasted broccoli florets, baked sweet potato slices or other veggies if you like.
You can also prepare this easy egg fried in busy mornings and pack it for an easy lunch or dinner or tiffin for kids as you like.
Seasoned rice is another super simple yet easy and delicious rice you can quickly make at home! This is basically a kind of simple seasoned rice with the addition of eggs!
Making Fried Rice Without Soy Sauce Or Sesame Oil
I didn’t use any soy sauce, but you may also add a little soy sauce (or coconut aminos as a substitute for soy sauce) if you wish to add even more flavor, but I didn’t use any of these and still this egg fried rice was yummy and my kids liked it very much.
Also, most of the fried rice recipes use sesame oil for flavor, but here no sesame oil is used as this is a simple fried rice without soy sauce or any vegetables or sesame oil and we use butter to add flavor to this fried rice.
This is because the flavor of sesame oil may be a bit too much for this simple fried rice without much ingredients.
So if you wish to replace the butter with any oil, I suggest using canola oil or peanut oil for the neutral flavor (though using butter will give the best flavor).
However, if you wish, you may also make it with sesame oil also if you like the flavor.
Adding Eggs To Fried Rice
In this recipe, we make scrambled eggs to make the fried rice.
However, you may also make fried eggs like sunny side up eggs or over easy eggs and top the fried rice if you like it that way!
Since we are making this especially for kids, this is enough for two servings.
A little garlic powder and black pepper powder are what I used to add flavor to this easy egg fried rice without soy sauce, though using black pepper powder is also optional.
Also this is a simple egg fried rice made without using a wok, since I used a very good quality iron skillet.
You may also use any good quality medium sized pan that can hold the cooked egg fried rice.
However, if you have a wok, its even great to use that to prepare this egg fried rice!
Can You Add Vegetables To This Recipe?
Yes, though this is a simple egg fried rice without any veggies which can be made in a jiffy, you can always add veggies to this easily.
To add vegetables to this, chop few mixed vegetables in small size (a mix of carrots, beans and peas will be great, but you may also use veggies like cabbage, cauliflower etc) and add the chopped vegetables to the scrambled eggs and cook lightly before adding the rice.
You may use chopped fresh vegetables or frozen vegetables mix as you like and also add a little corn kernels to make it even yummier!
You will need only about ½ cup of chopped vegetables for this amount of rice, if you want to add vegetables to this fried rice.
Adding a little chopped spring onions or green onions will also take this simple egg fried rice to the next level by easily adding more flavor to the fried rice.
For this amount of rice, 1 to 2 tablespoons of thinly chopped spring onions will be perfect and you can a little after scrambling the eggs and then add a little more for garnishing once you have prepared the fried rice.
So here is how you can prepare or cook this quick, easy and yummy egg fried rice following this easy, simple egg fried rice recipe without soy sauce.
How To Make Simple Egg Fried Rice Without Soy Sauce Or Vegetables?
We need the following ingredients to make simple egg fried rice without vegetables.
Ingredients For Simple Egg Fried Rice
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon whole milk
1.5 cups leftover cooked white rice
salt as needed
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
black pepper powder a pinch, optional
Step By Step Instructions
Whisk the eggs very well in a bowl, add little salt to taste and also add the milk and whisk until well combined.
Add one tablespoon of butter ro a medium sized skillet (or wok or pan) and heat it (I used a good quality iron skillet).
Transfer the whisked egg mixture to the skillet and let it cook slightly.
Then scramble the egg mixture using a good spoon or spatula into slightly large or medium sized pieces. Do not scramble the eggs into too small pieces.
Now add the cooked white rice also to the skillet, enough salt and also the garlic powder, mix everything well.
Also add the remaining butter (or use oil) and stir fry the contents for about 4 to 5 minutes until the rice is lightly fried and flavorful.
Adjust the heat between low and medium as needed and make sure to stir fry the rice very well to get the perfect texture of fried rice.
Finally add the black pepper powder, stir in and lightly fry again and serve hot!
As I mentioned earlier, this simple egg fried rice was made without any soy sauce, but if you wish you may add a little soy sauce (about 1 teaspoon enough for this amount of rice) or coconut aminos as a substitute for soy sauce and stir fry the rice in the sauce for about a minute more.
But even without soy sauce, this is simple and delicious with just eggs, stir fried rice and mild spices.
Tips To Make Simple Egg Fried Rice More Delicious
As you see, this is a very simple egg fried rice recipe with just eggs, rice and few spices.
This is very delicious on its own.
But if you wish to add mor ingredients and flavors, you can easily add them since the recipe is very flexible allowing for more ingredients to be included.
For example, you may add vegetables to this simple egg fried rice easily.
See the above section for more details on what vegetables you can add and when to add them to see how you can add veggies to this simple dish.
To add more flavor, as I mentioned above, you can easily add one teaspoon of soy sauce or coconut aminos (as a substitute) and stir fry the rice in the sauce.
Also you can adjust the flavors by adding more spices like a little onion powder or little paprika to spice it up if you wish.
To make this fried rice even more delicious, you may also cook the rice in a broth like vegetable broth instead of plain water to make the rice more flavorful!
Also do try this easy egg fried rice recipe with vegetables which is also a very easy and delicious egg fried rice recipe with vegetables & soy sauce!
Below you can read the simple egg fried rice recipe without soy sauce in detail.
Simple Egg Fried Rice Without Soy Sauce Or Vegetables
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon whole milk
- 1.5 cups leftover cooked white rice
- salt as needed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- black pepper powder a pinch, optional
- In a bowl, whisk well the eggs along with milk and enough salt.
- Heat a medium sized skillet and add one tablespoon of butter.
- Add the egg mixture to the skillet and wait until its almost cooked, then scramble it using a good spoon or spatula. Just scramble the eggs in the skillet as slightly large pieces.
- As the eggs are scrambled, add the cooked rice, enough salt and also the garlic powder, mix everything well.
- Add the remaining butter to the skillet, keep medium heat and stir fry the contents for about 4 to 5 minutes until the rice is lightly fried and flavorful. You may adjust the heat between low and medium as needed. Make sure to stir fry the rice very well until its delicious and perfect. Sprinkle the black pepper powder if using, stir well everything together. Serve hot with chips, veggies etc for lunch or dinner.
I LOVED this fried rice!! Extremely easy to make and a nice base to make changes to your liking. I found my favorite fried rice recipe!
Hi Cass, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed this fried rice recipe! Thank you so much for your feedback! Yes, the best part of this fried rice is it is so easy to make and also you can modify it based on your preferences. Thanks again!
Are there any substitutes for garlic powder?
You can use fresh minced garlic or garlic paste whichever you have. If you don’t want to use garlic, you may skip it also. Thank you.