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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: 211 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 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. 5 stars
    I make this every week! My husband and I are such a HUGE fan. I usually will add some porch and cut into cubes and sauce in ginger powder and some sweet
    And sour and add add it in, delicious!! I have learned to cook through you and could admire you and your recipes!!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind message Kathryn!! Love to hear this recipe is always enjoyed and thanks for making it so often:) xx

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, was this ever tasty! I made it as a side with some chicken, added more veggies as a personal preference and it turned out so good! Some zucchini and yellow pepper. We really enjoyed it, will definitely make it again!

  3. 5 stars
    I absolutely love love love this recipe. I’ve added both shrimp and chicken to it, separately. It’s been great either way.
    I typically use microwave Jasmine rice with it and it heats up really well for leftovers.
    If you didn’t add any additional protein, it would still be just as good and of course cut down on your cooking time.

  4. 5 stars
    No lie, I’ve made this 3x a week since finding this recipe. So so so easy to whip up on nights I don’t feel like spending a lot of time cooking. And the best part… it doesn’t require day old rice!!

    1. Hey Robyn,
      Happy Monday!!😎 I appreciate you making this recipe so often and your feedback, so glad to hear that it always turns out well for you! xT

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Happy Monday!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xT

  5. 5 stars
    This dish is perfection! I’ve probably made it about five times, and it never ceases to amaze me how simply delicious it is-

    1. Hey Kimberly,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it was a hit! xx

  6. 5 stars
    This was SO good, and so easy! The way the rice got crispy, and the flavor combo of the butter and soy sauce, perfection. And love that it’s so customizable based on what’s in the fridge.

    1. Hey Chelsea,
      Wonderful!!🍀 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for trying it out:)

      1. 5 stars
        Awesome recipe!!!!
        Notes to myself as I pulled this off in remote hawaii and husband asked for it the rest of the week.
        I prepped a small sweet onion, whites of green onion and four cloves garlic fresh diced in a separate pan with butter til slightly carmel.
        I also par broiled and blanched large green beans. These were my only available veggies.
        Used the same amount of butter/ sauce to called for rice, scrambled 4 eggs.

        Chefs kiss, talk about a winner!!!

        1. Hey Amanda,
          Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! Thanks for sharing what worked well for you! xx

  7. I thought the recipe sounded too simple, but I gave it a try, and it was DELICIOUS! Another awesome HBH recipe. Thank you!

    1. Hey Laurie,
      Wonderful!!🍀 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for trying it out:)

  8. 5 stars
    This was so quick and delicious! We added some shrimp and orange pepper to ours and it was fantastic. Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it turned out well for you:)

    1. Hey Chelsea,
      If you have leftover/cold rice that works even better! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

  9. 5 stars
    My family of 6 from age 3 to 16 years old all had seconds!! It was easy & delicious. I added a little more broccoli & then sautéed some sliced skirt steak seasoned with sesame oil, garlic, ginger, & pepper for 4 minutes & threw it into the fried rice! It’s a keeper:)

  10. 5 stars
    This version of fried rice is absolutely delicious! I added chicken and carrots, and was so happy with the results! Thank you so much for so many great recipes 🙂

    1. Hey Susan,
      Happy Monday!!⛄️ Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xT