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Easy Fried Rice for One

Tracking PixelMinute® Ready to Serve Rice sponsored this “Easy Fried Rice for One” post, which gives you a quick, on-the-go snack alternative for when life gets busy!

Can we all take a deep breath now that the holidays are over? I don’t know about you, but as much as I love the food-filled chaos from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, I definitely appreciate the “back to normal” routines that come with January.

Even if it means getting back to busy weekdays and multiple after school activities that encroach on the dinner hour.

Easy Fried Rice for One

My daughter, who turns 10 in February, might be the busiest person in our house right now. She juggles school, dance classes, basketball, homework and time playing with friends with great finesse and an insatiable appetite. (Pun intended.)

Often times she only has 15 minutes after school to get ready for the next activity, which makes Minute® Ready to Serve Rice ideal for a quick (portable!) mini-meal or snack because she can add a few easy mix-ins and eat it on-the-go, straight from the cup.

Easy Fried Rice for One Using Minute® Ready to Serve Rice

Like this easy fried rice for one, which takes diced mushrooms and a scrambled egg and marries them with a cup of brown rice and a little soy sauce. My daughter loves it!

Bonus: it’s an easy meal for her to make all by herself.

Easy Fried Rice for One

My daughter’s favorite is the Brown Rice, “Because it’s better for you, Mom.” (Related: winning!)

Easy Fried Rice for One

Minute® Ready to Serve Rice also comes in varieties like Brown & Wild Rice and Multi-Grain Medley, Jasmine Rice, White Rice, Chicken Rice Mix, Yellow Rice Mix, and Fried Rice Mix – a little something for everyone.

Minute® Ready to Serve Rice

The whole process for making easy fried rice for one takes about 10 minutes, maybe 15 if you have a slow worker on your hands. Either way, it’s a quick fix!

Easy Fried Rice for One

“Can I make this again soon, Mom??” YES. Yes you can.

Easy Fried Rice for One

It may not look pretty, but I know she felt accomplished AND that it tasted delicious. Looks aren’t everything! (A good reminder for us all, food related or not.)

Easy Fried Rice for One

Easy Fried Rice for One

Easy Fried Rice for One

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes



  • Set a small non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium-low heat and add the butter. Whisk the egg and salt together in a small bowl. Once the butter has melted, pour the egg and the mushrooms into the skillet and use a non-stick spatula to gently stir them, folding them over a few times until they're just cooked through (about a minute). Remove them from heat.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice according to package instructions.
  • Once the rice has finished cooking, add the soy sauce and the egg mixture to the cup, then stir to combine!
  • Notes

    We used Minute® Ready to Serve Rice brown rice, but you can choose your favorite variety.

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    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

    Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!


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