Sheet Pan Fried Rice

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Sheet pan fried rice is fast, easy and a great way to use leftover rice. This sheet pan version is full of flavor, veggies, and egg.

Fried rice with a spatula.


Why make fried rice in the oven?

  • Simple – Just a few easy ingredients and a sheet pan are needed to make this meal.
  • Delicious – Full of amazing flavor and texture, this is a meal that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
  • Fast – A great 30 minute meal, especially if you are using leftover rice.

Ingredients needed

  • Rice – This is a great recipe to use leftover rice. You can use cooked white rice, brown rice, or even cauliflower rice.
  • Vegetables – I like to use a bag of frozen vegetables
  • Onion – Diced onion is used.
  • Garlic – A little minced garlic goes a long way.
  • Soy sauce – Gives umami flavor to the rice. You can use regular or low-sodium soy sauce.
  • Vegetable oil – This helps the rice when baking.
  • Eggs – Fried eggs are a classic ingredient in fried rice.
  • Sesame oil – This adds amazing fried rice flavor to the dish.
  • Green onion – Diced green onion is optional but it adds fresh flavor.
Bowl of rice, vegetables, soy sauce, onion, eggs, and garlic.

How to make sheet pan fried rice

Step one: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place cooked rice, frozen vegetables, onion, and garlic in a large bowl.

Bowl with rice, peas, and carrots.

Step two: Add in oil and soy sauce. Stir to combine.

Bowl of rice with carrots and peas.

Step three: Line a large sheet pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the rice mixture on the sheet pan and spread out into an even layer. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.

Step four: Pour the beaten egg over the fried rice. Put back in the oven and cook for another 5 minutes.

Step five: Pour the sesame oil and green onions over the rice and serve.

Tips for the best baked fried rice

  • Make sure to use already cooked rice.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of soy sauce to taste.
  • You can add other vegetables like mushrooms, celery, or bell pepper.

How to store leftover fried rice

Store: Let any leftovers cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Fried rice FAQ’s

Can you add chicken or shrimp to this recipe?

Yes, you can add shrimp when you add the egg and cook for about 5 minutes. If you add chicken, you will need to cut it into small pieces and cook before the rice.

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Fried rice with a spatula.
5 from 1 vote

Sheet Pan Fried Rice

By Heather
Quick and easy sheet pan fried rice. This rice dish is full of veggies and topped with fried egg.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables slightly thawed
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • green onion


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place cooked rice, vegetables, onion, and garlic in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Pour in soy sauce and vegetable oil. Stir to coat.
  • Pour the rice mixture onto a large sheet pan. Spread the mixture out evenly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the rice from the oven and use a spatula to toss around the rice, scraping any bits off the pan. Pour the beaten egg over the rice and then bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the rice from the oven. Pour on the sesame oil and diced green onion. Serve warm.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3160IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
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