Easy Broccoli Fried Rice

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Every time we get Chinese food, I cross my fingers that my veggie stir fry will be loaded with broccoli. In my opinion, it’s the best of the fried rice vegetables. Maybe it’s because those little veggie-trees soak up more of the sauce or maybe it’s because I love their texture, but whatever the reason, they’re my favorite. So today, I’m teaming up with Minute Rice to bring you an easy dinner recipe that only takes a few minutes to put together!

broccoli stir fry

So when I’m making a stir-fry at home, I like loading up on the broccoli.

This recipe actually comes together really quickly if you use Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. All you have to do is microwave it for a minute and you’re ready to go! Add in a few other simple ingredients and you’ve got yourself dinner! It’s kind of perfect, especially if you’re not so great with portion control like me. The single serving cups make it convenient and easy! This really works with just about any vegetables you have in your fridge. I’m sure it would also be great with mushrooms if you’re into that sort of thing, but I’m not a big mushroom fan. (I let Alex have the mushrooms right off my plate when we order take out!)

minute rice

These little bowls are perfect for a quick lunch! With just a few mix-ins, you’ve got a quick and easy meal!

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Easy Broccoli Fried Rice
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 2
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 3 cups brown rice (cold or room temperature)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup corn (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped (Optional)
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
  2. Add the rice and stir to distribute the oil.
  3. Push the rice to one side and add the egg.
  4. Scramble the egg into the rice over high heat.
  5. Add in the broccoli, corn, and peas and cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes or until the veggies are brightly colored and just begin to soften. (If you're using frozen veggies, it'll take a bit longer.)
  6. Add the tamari, garlic, and ginger and cook for another minute.
  7. Top with cilantro and serve!


broccoli stir fry lunch

If you’re a meat eater, you could certainly throw some beef or shrimp in here. If I had tempeh in my fridge I would have tossed some of that in there but this hit the spot!

Need an easy weeknight dinner idea? This broccoli fried rice is the perfect vegetarian & gluten free meal! It can be made in minutes with whatever you have in the fridge!

This is such a simple and easy dinner, I might end up making it again this weekend. We’ve got lots of relaxation on the schedule for the long weekend. We’ve been in the midst of some major home renovation the past few weeks so I’m excited to get the house back in order and just enjoy some time outside. Hopefully, the rain will hold off this weekend! I’m looking forward to checking out a couple of Richmond spots that I haven’t seen yet.

Need an easy weeknight dinner idea? This broccoli fried rice is the perfect vegetarian & gluten free meal! 

What are your weekend plans?

Thank you, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, for sponsoring my post!


  1. Yum! You totally have me craving fried rice now. I have a cilantro plant on my back deck that’s getting out of control, so I need to find some more uses for it.
    I’m planning on soaking up some sun at the beach or pool tomorrow, then vegging out the rest of the weekend. Love having a long weekend with no big plans!

  2. I am totally making this today!! I’ve got some baby shrimps just begging to join this party 😉

  3. This looks awesome i love the broccoli too–its the best part! Cant wait to make this!!

  4. I’m with you Liz, I loved lots of broccoli in my fried rice too. Love the addition of ginger, I always forget that when I make mine. Pinned!

  5. i can never get my rice to look that fluffy..and extra broccoli is always welcome in my fried rice too as i dont like broccoli raw.

  6. YUM! I’m with you on the broccoli in Chinese food, the more the better!

  7. I like broccoli a lot myself and would have to agree. This looks simple and delicious.

  8. This looks so good, Liz!

  9. This looks so good! I’m also a big fan of broccoli when eating Chinese food, as well!

  10. Mmm… I love stirfry. I love how you described the broccoli as veggie trees, because that’s the picture I always get in my head when eating them. Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies to eat stirfried.

  11. Yum! I always like to load my recipes up with greens whenever possible. Looks delish!

  12. I can’t wait to try this! I like anything that is easy, quick to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients!
    I am going to add shrimp to my dish.

  13. Does the rice to be precooked? Im not the greatest chef and I’d love to make this!

    • Fried rice works a little better with cold/leftover rice! But you could certainly make it with “fresh” rice if you don’t have any made ahead of time!

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