Ground Beef Fried Rice With Curry Powder

Ground beef fried rice with curry powder in a black skillet
Rhonda Parkinson
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
852 Calories
20g Fat
133g Carbs
32g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5
Amount per serving
Calories 852
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 133g 48%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Protein 32g
Calcium 86mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Marinated ground beef and curry powder add extra flavor to rice in this easy fried rice recipe. It’s a great way to use leftover cold rice, and the whole recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make. You can garnish the dish with green onions, spring onions or scallions to add a pop of color to the finished dish.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil (for stir-frying)
  • 2 to 3 slices fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons curry powder (to taste)
  • 4 cups leftover cold​ cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • 1/4 cup carrot (shredded)
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2​ scallions, green onions or spring onions (finely chopped)
  • For Marinade
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • Few drops of Asian sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the ground beef in a bowl and add the marinade ingredients, adding the cornstarch last. Marinate the ground beef for 15 minutes.

  3. Prepare the other vegetables while the meat is marinating.

  4. Add the oil to a wok preheated on high heat. When the oil is hot, add the ginger slices, and stir-fry for about 30 seconds. (This is to flavor the oil). Remove the ginger slices.

  5. Add the ground beef to the wok and cook, using a spatula to break up the pieces, for 1 to 2 minutes, until it changes color.

  6. Add the chopped onion. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes until it starts to brown and soften.

  7. Turn the heat down to medium, and add 1 tablespoon of curry powder and stir briefly until it becomes aromatic.

  8. Add the rice, stirring and turning it over with a spatula to heat through and break up any clumps. Stir in more curry powder if desired (approximately another 1/2 tablespoon).

  9. Add the peas and the shredded carrot and combine thoroughly.

  10. Make a small amount of room in a corner of the pan and add the beaten egg. Scramble the egg and then stir to mix in with the rice. Stir in the scallion.

  11. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

  12. Serve hot and enjoy!