Spicy Carrot Fried Rice


Lime juice and cilantro brighten this super-simple spicy fried rice. 

Spicy Carrot Fried Rice
Photo: © Phoebe Lapine
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice

  • 2 cups julienned carrots (about 3/4 pound)

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger

  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha

  • 4 cups cooked long-grain white rice (see Note)

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. In a nonstick wok or large skillet, heat the oil. Add the onion and carrots and stir-fry over high heat until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger, and stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the Sriracha and cook until the carrots are coated, 1 minute. Add the rice, and cook, stirring constantly, until heated through and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes.

  2. Push the fried rice to the side of the pan to create a well. Pour the eggs into the well and cook, stirring gently, until nearly set. Toss the fried rice with the eggs and cook for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the soy sauce, lime juice and cilantro and serve in bowls.


In a pot of boiling salted water, cook 1 1/2 cups raw long-grain rice until al dente. Drain and use right away or refrigerate.

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