10 Fried Rice Recipes for Inspired Weeknight Meals

Whether you crave basic vegetable or Japanese omurice, these fried rice recipes are as easy to make as they are delicious to eat.

J. Kenji López-Alt

Fried rice is one of those magical dishes that always saves me when I'm looking into my fridge with nothing but despair and hopelessness. More often than not, I have at least two eggs on hand, some leftover rice from a more inspired meal, and a few vegetables begging to be cooked. Some of these recipes are a little more involved, but most will set you in the right direction when your pantry is lacking, or you don't have time to produce a feast. Plus, a really good fried rice with a few sides is as acceptable a dinner-party main dish as it is a midweek rescue meal.

However you fry it, these 10 fried rice recipes are here to save the day.