Tiny Eggs, Big Flavor: Easy Quail Egg Fried Rice

Discover the delicious twist of Quail Egg Easy Egg Fried Rice! A quick and yummy recipe brings the lovely taste of quail eggs to your table.

A white plate filled with quail egg fried rice on a wooden table.

This quick and easy quail egg fried rice recipe is a delicious culinary adventure that combines the classic comfort of fried rice with the unique charm of quail eggs. With each bite, these little eggs add a touch of class and a burst of flavor.

Check out my recipes for Pickled Quail Eggs, Quail Egg Delicacies, and Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs for more quail egg treats. Take your dining experience to the next level, and enjoy how simple and tasty this fusion dish is.

When it comes to flavors and textures, this quick and easy quail egg fried rice recipe is absolutely perfect. The quail eggs make the dish taste richer, and their small size makes sure that every bite is full of flavor.

This recipe takes simple fried rice and turns it into a culinary masterpiece that shows off the unique flavor of quail eggs. It is the best fried egg recipe for people who want a mix of simple pleasures and haute cuisine.

How to Make This Easy Egg Fried Rice

Not only is this quail egg fried rice visually appealing, but it is also bursting with flavor, making it the ideal addition to your assortment of meals that are both quick and delicious.


  • Quail Eggs: If you don’t have your own quail, look for fresh quail eggs at your local farmers’ market or specialty grocery store. Ensure they have a smooth, uncracked shell.
  • Cooked Rice: Use day-old rice for the best texture. You can cook it the day before or use leftover rice from a previous meal.
  • Vegetables: Carrots, peas, and green onions add color and freshness. Choose fresh, vibrant vegetables for the best flavor.
  • Soy Sauce: Opt for high-quality soy sauce for an authentic taste. Low-sodium varieties are available if you’re watching your salt intake.
  • Sesame Oil: Look for toasted sesame oil to enhance the dish’s nutty flavor. A little goes a long way, so use it sparingly.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves provide a robust flavor. Choose firm bulbs without any sprouting.
  • Ginger: Fresh ginger adds a zing to the dish. Select ginger with smooth skin and a strong fragrance.
  • Vegetable Oil: Use a neutral oil, like vegetable or canola oil, for cooking. Check for freshness and clarity.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add to taste. Freshly ground black pepper enhances the dish.

Substitutions and Customizations

While you can use dried ginger instead of fresh, keep in mind that the potency isn’t the same. For every tablespoon of fresh grated ginger, use about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of dried ginger powder. This is because dried ginger is more concentrated. Adjust the quantity based on your taste preferences.

Using frozen vegetables is a convenient and practical option. Just make sure to thaw them before cooking or add them directly to the pan and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Customize with ingredients like diced chicken, shrimp, or tofu for added protein.

Prepare Quail Eggs

Crack the quail eggs in a bowl or use quail egg scissors (which is much easier, in my opinion). Using a fork, whisk the mixture while seasoning it with a little bit of salt and pepper.

Stir-Fry Vegetables and Cook Quail Eggs

To begin, bring a large skillet or wok to a medium-high temperature. A small amount of oil should be added, and the bell peppers and mixed vegetables should be stir-fried until they are just slightly tender. Take out the vegetables and set them aside.

Put the quail eggs that have been whisked into the same pan. It is best to wait until they are slightly set before scrambling them. Cook until just done, then mix with the vegetables. To the pan, add the precooked jasmine rice. If there are any clumps, break them up and continue to stir-fry them until they are thoroughly combined with the eggs and vegetables.

Season and Finish

The rice mixture should be topped with a drizzle of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil. Add garlic that has been minced and green onions that have been chopped. All of the ingredients should be mixed together until they are evenly coated. Take a taste, and if necessary, adjust the seasoning by adding more salt and pepper.

Transfer the fried rice with quail eggs onto plates or into bowls and garnish with sesame seeds.

Tip: To enhance the flavor, try using a 2:1 ratio of soy sauce and oyster sauce. This mix gives the quail egg fried rice more depth and richness, taking it to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Recipe Variations

Add a twist to this recipe with one of these variations. Feel free to mix and match these ideas!

  • Shrimp Sensation: For a seafood twist, toss in cooked shrimp during the final stages of cooking for a delightful seafood-infused flavor.
  • Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or drizzle with sriracha for those who love a bit of heat.
  • Nutty Crunch: Sprinkle chopped peanuts or cashews for a satisfying crunch and nutty undertones.
A wok of fried rice.

What to Serve this Fried Rice With

This easy egg fried rice is incredibly versatile and pairs well with a variety of dishes. Here are some serving suggestions:

Grilled Chicken or Tofu

Serve alongside grilled chicken or tofu for a well-balanced and protein-packed meal. You’ll love this spicy sesame grilled tofu recipe.

Asian-Inspired Feast

Include it as part of an Asian-inspired feast with dishes like teriyaki salmon, spring rolls, or vegetable dumplings. These fresh spring rolls are super easy to make.

Sushi Night

Make it a part of a sushi night at home, serving alongside sushi rolls and miso soup. This miso soup can be made in just 15 minutes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Certainly! While quail eggs add a unique touch, chicken eggs work well in this recipe. One chicken egg is comparable to three quail eggs.

Using day-old rice helps prevent clumping, but fresh rice can be used if spread out to cool.

Ensure the pan is hot before adding rice, and stir continuously to prevent sticking.

Storing and Reheating Instructions

To store your rice, allow it to cool completely. Transfer it to an airtight container or sealable bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2–3 days.

Reheat in a skillet or wok over medium heat for the best results. Add a splash of water or soy sauce to prevent drying. Stir continuously until heated through.

Alternatively, reheat in the microwave, covering the container with a damp paper towel to maintain moisture.

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This simple egg fried rice recipe is a winner, whether you love quail eggs or just want a tasty change from regular fried rice. It is a simple dish that is full of flavor and ready for your creative touch.

Enjoy your cooking adventure, and do not forget to add more quail egg recipes to your collection, such as Pickled Quail Eggs, Quail Egg Delicacies, and the perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs. For more fried rice fun, check out my Something From Nothing Fried Rice. Happy cooking!

Which variation of this quail egg fried rice are you eager to try, or do you have your own unique twist? Share your tips in the comments below!

A closeup of a plate of egg fried rice with quail eggs.
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Quick and Easy Quail Egg Fried Rice Recipe

This quail egg fried rice is not only visually appealing but also packed with flavor, making it a perfect addition to your quick and tasty meal repertoire.
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Prep Time:12 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:32 minutes

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  • 1 Wok or large skillet


  • 2 c. Jasmine Rice cooked, preferably a day old
  • 1 c. Vegetables peas, carrots, corn, etc.
  • ½ c. Bell Peppers assorted colors, diced
  • ½ c. Green Onions chopped
  • 8-10 Quail Egg or 3 Chicken Eggs
  • 3 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish, optional


  • Gently crack quail eggs into a bowl. Whisk with a fork, seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a bit of oil and stir-fry the mixed vegetables and bell peppers until slightly tender. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan, pour the whisked quail eggs. Allow them to set slightly before scrambling. Cook until just done, then mix with the vegetables.
  • Add the cooked jasmine rice to the pan. Break up any clumps and stir-fry until well combined with the eggs and vegetables.
  • Drizzle soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil over the rice mixture. Add minced garlic and chopped green onions. Toss everything together until it is evenly coated.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with sesame seeds for an extra touch.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 2449mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5763IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Low Lactose, Vegetarian
Keyword: Carrots, Corn, Eggs, Rice
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 430kcal

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