Whenever I go grab some Chinese food at Panda Express, I more often than not get their Orange Chicken with a side of their fried rice and their chow mein. Now with this Copycat recipe I can make my own at home.
💭 Recipe Tip
Just like when I make Mexican Rice, I like to use long grain rice when making this recipe. Long grain rice will have a fluffy texture once cooked will short-grain rice tends to be more on the sticky side. Using long grain rice is optional. Use what you got!
If you don't have any low sodium soy sauce on hand you can use regular soy sauce. I like to buy low sodium ingredients whenever possible so I always have some on hand so that's what I use for this fried rice recipe.
If you are looking for some recipe ideas on what you might have with this awesome copycat fried rice recipe from Panda Express, I suggest my Mexican Egg Rolls, my Slow Cooker Orange Chicken or even my Asian Orange Beef recipes.
⭐ Copycat Rating
Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it's only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 7 out of 10 in my opinion.
Another great fried rice recipe is my Takeout Style Chicken Fried Rice. Just like what you get from your favorite restaurant.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Fried Rice recipe from Panda Express (see recipe card for quantities): Canola Oil, Eggs, White Rice, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Frozen Peas and Carrot Mix and Sesame Oil.
🥣 How to make Panda Express Fried Rice
In a wok or skillet, heat the oil on high heat.
Add in the beaten eggs and stir, cooking and breaking it into smaller pieces until they are scrambled and fully cooked.
Add in the cooled white rice and stir them all together. Pour in the soy sauce and toss until all the rice is fully coated.
Add in the carrots and peas and toss again. Pour in the sesame oil and mix again.
Copycat Panda Express Fried Rice
- 3 tablespoon Canola Oil
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 4 Cups White Rice, cooked & cooled
- ¼ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 Cup Frozen Peas and Carrots
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- In a wok or skillet, heat the oil on high heat.
- Add in the beaten eggs and stir, cooking and breaking it into smaller pieces until they are scrambled and fully cooked.
- Add in the cooled white rice and stir them all together. Pour in the soy sauce and toss until all the rice is fully coated.
- Add in the carrots and peas and toss again. Pour in the sesame oil and mix again.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.