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15 Minute Soy Sauce Butter Fried Rice, the crazy easy dish that’s one of our favorite easy dinners. Stir fried rice in the simplest mix of soy sauce, chili flakes, and butter (the real secret). Mix in bright green broccoli and green onions for color. This fast and easy fried rice can be made and ready in less than 15 minutes making it perfect for busy days.

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Look, I know this recipe might look and sound pretty basic, but please don’t knock it till you try it. It’s one of our current favorites. And let me just say that for Asher and my mom, this is an every few days kind of recipe. It’s very much their kind of meal.

Here’s the story…everyone from Creighton on down (yes all of my brothers), Asher, and my mom adore fried rice. It’s a dinner they’ll enjoy multiple times a week. When the boys are here, I have to go heavy on the chicken, but either way, everyone loves it.

They all felt it was odd that I didn’t have a recipe for basic fried rice on the site for you guys. But I didn’t just want to share a recipe you could easily find elsewhere.

Their response was, but yours is so good, people would really enjoy it…isn’t that the idea? The funny thing is that it’s the most basic, simple, straightforward fried rice. Literally nothing to it, but the outcome is pure comfort food and totally delicious.

It’s all about how and what you fry the rice in. I use a mix of tamari (you can obviously use soy sauce, but I prefer tamari), honey, and butter.

But the butter is the real secret.

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Here are the steps

I mix a little tamari, with a tiny amount of honey, and a good pinch of chili flakes. You can use the chili flakes to taste.

Then, cook the eggs until they are just set. You don’t want them to be fully cooked. Underdone and still wet is the key. Then add in the rice and plenty of broccoli. I often mix up the vegetables using peppers, carrots, cabbage – really whatever I have on hand, but broccoli is the family favorite.

Then stir in plenty of butter. You want to cook the rice in the butter until the rice is fully coated. You’re basically frying the rice in butter.

Add the tamari mix and green onions, then finish cooking. You want the sauce to stick to the rice and help the rice get crisp.

Serve it while it’s steaming hot with green onions and chili flakes on top.

Keep it simple, that’s the beauty of this recipe. Let the flavors of the butter, sauce, and chili flakes really come through.

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Bulk it up

Of course, if you want to make this a little heartier, you can add cooked chicken or shrimp. This rice would be delicious with either one…or do both!

My favorite way to serve this fried rice is with my cheese Rangoons. Together they make the perfect dinner!

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Looking for other quick recipes? Try these:

30 Minute Pineapple Chicken with Coconut Rice

Creamy Turmeric Chicken and Noodles

Saucy Garlic Butter Shrimp with Coconut Milk and Rice Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles

Lastly, if you make this 15 Minute Soy Sauce Butter Fried Rice be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

15 Minute Soy Sauce Butter Fried Rice

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 369 kcal

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  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the tamari and honey, and season to taste with chili flakes.
    2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs and let cook until the edges start to set, 1-2 minutes. Gently scramble the eggs. Add the rice, broccoli, and remaining butter. Toss the rice in with the butter and cook until the butter coats the rice. Pour in the sauce, cook until the rice is crisping, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the green onions and remove from the heat.
    3. Serve warm, topped with green onions and chili flakes.


To add Chicken: If you want to add chicken to the rice, I recommend cooking cubed chicken breasts or skinless thighs with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, 1-2 cloves garlic, a splash of tamari, and a pinch of black pepper. Then stir the cooked chicken into the rice with the green onions. 
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  1. OMG Tieghan, you’ve done it again! This recipe was so simple and delicious!! My entire family loved it and asked me to make again!

    1. Hi Nicole,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks for sharing your feedback and making this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Happy 4th of July!🇺🇸

  2. 5 stars
    Oh. my. gosh. Sooooo good! I love fried rice, and I’ve failed several times before at making it- but this?! This I made successfully- easy and so darn good. I might make it tomorrow too 😉

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe and sharing your review. I love that it was enjoyed!! Happy 4th of July weekend!🇺🇸

    1. Hey Tanya,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback!! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I tried this last night, but did make a couple of minor changes in cooking. Since it was only me and I had less than 2 cups of brown rice, I used lots of vege – some broccolini and leftover frozen peas. I actually cooked the vegetables first to be sure they were the texture I wanted without overcooking everything – I added them back with the sauce. This will definitely stay in my rotation!
    Thank you

    1. Hi Carol,
      Happy Monday!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xxT