Ground Beef Fried Rice


This ground beef fried rice is great with red wine, candlelight, and jazz music, or so says my father's second wife who apparently "captured" my father with this recipe. Who knows? But it is very delicious! You can add mushrooms or use different veggies, but start here first.

Ground Beef Fried Rice
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • ½ clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped

  • ½ medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), chopped

  • 1 cup cooked rice, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Cook ground beef, soy sauce, garlic, pepper, and salt in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate; drain grease from the skillet.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, bell pepper, and onion; cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Add beef back to the skillet with cooked rice; stir to combine, and heat until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Push beef and vegetable mixture to the sides of the pan; melt butter in the center. Cook and stir egg in melted butter until set, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix egg into beef and vegetable mixture until combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

397 Calories
26g Fat
19g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 397
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 647mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 466mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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