Copycat Panda Express Fried Rice

A delicious Copycat Fried Rice recipe from Panda Express. Super easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes!

copycat panda express fried rice

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.

copycat panda express fried rice

Tips

  • 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.

sesame oil

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 panda express fried rice

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.

copycat panda express fried rice

Another great fried rice recipe is my Takeout Style Chicken Fried Rice. Just like what you get from your favorite restaurant.

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.

  1. In a wok or skillet, heat the oil on high heat.
  2. Add in the beaten eggs and stir, cooking and breaking it into smaller pieces until they are scrambled and fully cooked.
  3. 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.
  4. Add in the carrots and peas and toss again. Pour in the sesame oil and mix again.

Printable Recipe Card

Copycat Panda Express Fried Rice

Copycat Panda Express Fried Rice

A delicious Copycat Fried Rice recipe from Panda Express. Super easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 846 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet (or Wok)

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 4 Cups White Rice, cooked & cooled
  • ¼ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas and Carrots
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Oil

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 846kcalCarbohydrates: 156gProtein: 18gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 593mgPotassium: 368mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2429IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 3mg

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.

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  1. Nancy says:

    This copy cat Panda Express fried rice is just like the real thing. I am so glad that I decided to make it. Thanks to chef Rod for making this recipe and posting it for all to see. I will not have to go to Panda Express to buy it. Very tasty.