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Ground Beef Fried Rice

Ground Beef Fried Rice is a simple and super flavorful dinner made in 30 minutes! This mouthwatering meal will please the whole family, and it's freezer friendly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Nichole


  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil, DIVIDED
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Corn
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Carrots
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Powdered Ginger
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • 3 Large Eggs, Beaten
  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice
  • 1/4 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 3 Green Onions, Sliced


  • Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ground beef, garlic, onion, peas, corn, carrots, ginger, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook, breaking the meat up as you go for 6-8 minutes, until the beef is 160 degrees F.
  • Drain the meat well and transfer to a plate.
  • Return the skillet to the heat and add another 1 Tablespoon of oil.
  • Add the beaten eggs, cooking and stirring occasionally until scrambled.
  • Push the eggs to the side of the pan and add in the rice and ground beef.
  • Drizzle evenly with soy sauce and sesame oil and stir, cooking for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and top with green onions as desired.
  • TO FREEZE: Allow the beef fried rice to cool completely in the refrigerator. Transfer to a freezer safe, zip-top plastic bag. Store in the freezer for 3 to 4 months.
  • TO REHEAT: Allow the frozen fried rice to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, add 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the ground beef fried rice and cook, stirring occasionally until you reach 160 degrees F as measured with a food thermometer.