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Arroz con Huevo Frito (Rice with Fried Egg)

Arroz con huevo frito or “rice with fried egg” is the perfect go to meal for when you’re hungry but also short on time. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack. Plus its easy, economical and can be customized with your favorite garnishes to make it a simple yet flavorful meal.

Arroz con huevo frito garnished with chopped green onions on a red plate.

I’ve been making arroz con huevo frito a lot recently.

It’s a really quick and easy meal for us which has been super important to me ever since we welcomed our baby girl last year.

Also, it’s becoming increasingly more important to make filling meals for my family that don’t contain meat as it can get way too expensive for a large family like ours.

What do I need to make rice with fried egg?

  • butter
  • egg
  • cooked rice
  • sesame seeds
  • soy sauce
  • green onion
  • avocado

I know some people prefer to fry their eggs in oil but I always fry mine in butter. It adds great flavor!

The sesame seeds, soy sauce, green onion, and avocado are all optional but I highly recommend you use them or at least some of them.

This is a very simple meal so the garnishes will help add some flavor and a little texture.

Is egg with rice good?

Yes, it’s absolutely delicious and it’s filling! Plus eggs are a good source of protein.

It’s cheap and most importantly it’s super easy to prepare especially if using leftover rice.

I usually always have leftover white rice in the fridge so all I have to do is heat that up while I fry my egg.

How to make arroz con huevo frito

Since the egg won’t take long to cook it’s a good idea to have the rice already warmed up and sprinkled with some sesame seeds.

Sometimes I even like to toast the sesame seeds. It gives them a nice nutty flavor. You should try it sometime.

white rice with toasted sesame seeds on a red plate.

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat

melted butter

When the butter starts to sizzle crack in the egg.

frying egg

Let the egg cook at least until the white is set.

I don’t like sunny side up eggs. I prefer mine over easy.

So I flip my mine and let it cook just a little bit longer. But not so long that the yolk is no longer runny. I do love runny yolk.

However you can cook your egg however you like.

One fried egg in a skillet.

Lay the fried egg on top of the rice. While I do prefer my eggs over easy I have to admit sunny side eggs look so much prettier.

arroz con huevo frito on a red plate.

I like to garnish mine with green onion and sometimes diced avocado if I have it. I also like to add some soy sauce.

This is really good y’all. Sometimes I eat it as a late breakfast or sometimes as dinner.

It takes just minutes to prepare assuming you have leftover white rice in the fridge. I usually do.

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Arroz con huevo recipe

I really hope you enjoyed today’s easy recipe and I hope you’ll give it a try.

Arroz con huevo or “rice with egg” is really good anytime of the day!

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Arroz con huevo frito garnished with green onions and diced avocado on a red plate.
fried egg over rice garnished with chopped green onions
5 from 1 vote

Arroz con Huevo Frito

Arroz con huevo frito or "rice with fried egg" is the perfect meal for when you running low on time and want something fast.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword arroz con huevo, arroz con huevo frito, rice with egg, rice with fried egg
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 867 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup rice cooked
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds optional
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • green onions optional
  • avocado optional


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat.

  2. When butter starts sizzling crack in the egg.

  3. Let the egg cook until the white is set.

  4. Then flip and cook a little bit longer for an over easy egg.

  5. Sprinkle cooked rice with toasted sesame seeds if desired. Then place egg on top.

  6. Pour about 2 tablespoons of soy sauce on top.

  7. Garnish with green onions and diced avocado if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Arroz con Huevo Frito
Amount Per Serving
Calories 867 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 194mg65%
Sodium 2184mg95%
Potassium 350mg10%
Carbohydrates 150g50%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 592IU12%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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