A big pan of fried rice is one of my favorite easy dinners to make. I usually make my Easy Ham Fried Rice Recipe, but recently I’ve been adding Chicken Fried Rice into our rotation. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try turning Beef Broccoli (another recipe we all love) into a simpler, all-in-one fried rice recipe. Such a good idea, if I do say so myself. This Beef Broccoli Fried Rice was born, and it is fantastic! I can’t wait for you to try it!
If you are a fan of Beef Broccoli and Fried Rice, you will love this fun mash-up. Using ground beef makes it quick to throw together. If you are like me, you probably keep an extra pound or two of ground beef in the freezer, which makes this an easy go-to recipe that you most likely have everything on hand for.
You will notice that I use fish sauce in this recipe. I’ll talk more about it in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section, but don’t fret if you don’t have any. There are multiple ways to flavor this dish and still get delicious results.
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Step-by-step pictures for how to make Beef Broccoli Fried Rice
Frequently Asked Questions for how to make Beef Broccoli Fried Rice
If I don’t have fresh ginger, what can i use as a substitute?
You can use ginger paste. In a pinch, you can use ground ginger too. When using paste, use 1 tsp. If you are using ground ginger, use 1/2 tsp.
If I don’t have Fish Sauce, What other ingredients can I use to Season it?
No worries at all if you don’t have fish sauce. You can eliminate it altogether and still get a fabulous outcome, or you can add oyster sauce in its place. If you do not have either of those, you can add Hoisin sauce.
Can I use Brown Rice?
Yes, you can use cooked brown rice in place of the white rice if you prefer.
Can I use cauliflower rice?
Yes, you can add cooked cauliflower rice in place of white rice to reduce calories if desired.
Can I use Frozen Broccoli?
Fresh broccoli is best, but if frozen is your only option, it will work. The instructions change a bit, though. You will need to cook it separately and add it in when you add the rice.
- 2 tbsp canola oil, divided
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely chopped
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated
- 3-4 tbsp soy sauce
- 1½ tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp fish sauce (optional-can be substituted with oyster sauce or hoisin sauce)
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 6-8 cups cooked white rice
- 5-6 eggs (You can use less. I like to add a lot for extra protein and because I have a large family.)
- In a very large skillet, add 1 tbsp canola oil, ground beef, onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook until meat is mostly browned.
- Next, add broccoli, soy sauce, brown sugar, fish sauce and sesame oil. Cook until beef is completely done and broccoli pieces are tender to your liking.
- While the meat and broccoli are cooking, scramble the eggs with the other 1 tbsp of canola oil in a separate pan. Don't forget to salt and pepper them. (I like to crack them into a separate bowl and whisk them before adding them to the hot pan. I also add a splash of milk into my eggs when I whisk them, but you can prepare them however you normally prepare scrambled eggs.)
- When broccoli is tender and eggs are ready, add the cooked rice and eggs into the pan with the beef and broccoli and mix well. Taste and season with more soy sauce if needed.
- Serve and enjoy!