Italian Fried Rice Recipe

This was created one night when I had leftover rice but didn’t want to make Chinese fried rice since I was having an italian style chicken: Easy Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders.  This was the perfect side dish accompanied by Pesto Spinach.

Italian Fried Rice

Serves 3-4
Cook time 10 minutes
By author Dish Ditty


  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • 2 tablespoons Marinara Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Prepared Pesto Sauce


Step 1
In large skillet, heat garlic olive oil. Add rice, breaking it up with a meat masher if needed. Add the marinara sauce and pesto sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, until rice is coated evenly and hot. Serve hot.

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