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Brisket Fried Rice

5 from 7 votes

Brisket Fried Rice is going to blow your mind. It’s so crazy good, and it’s the perfect use of leftover brisket. Loaded with flavor, meaty smoked brisket, and a kick of spice, East meets Southwest in this must-try fried rice recipe!

brisket fried rice in a white serving bowl

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Big, bold, and packed with flavor, Brisket Fried Rice is the perfect way to use leftover brisket, or when you just want something different. It’s an easy recipe to make, and you can make this fried rice on your Blackstone griddle (instructions below) or in a skillet on your stovetop.

There are no fancy ingredients in this recipe, and I borrowed cooking techniques from Asian fried rice to create the meatiest, most delicious fried rice on the planet.

Yes, this is the best fried rice – hands down. And, after one bite, I’m sure you’ll agree! Move over soy sauce and say hello to Southwestern flavors which infuse this easy fried rice dish from the first bite to the last!

What you’ll love about Brisket Fried Rice


  • It’s packed with big and bold Southwestern flavors!
  • The perfect use of leftover brisket!
  • Easy to make and customize!

Ingredients

  • Oil – Any cooking oil will work.
  • Day-old white rice – Long grain rice that’s been cooked and chilled the day before makes the best fried rice.
  • Onion – Red, yellow or white onion is fine.
  • Red bell pepper – Or green, yellow, or orange.
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic cloves.
  • Jalapeno – Use as much as you like to get it as spicy as you like it.
  • Brisket – Leftover brisket chopped into smallish pieces.
  • Chipotle Tabasco Sauce – Add some spice! Regular Tabasco Sauce or your favorite hot sauce also works.
  • Worcestershire Sauce – Dig that bottle out from the back of the fridge!
  • Egg – Just 1 egg unless you like it eggier.
  • Lime juice
  • Salt and pepper

And to garnish:

  • Sliced green onions
  • Cilantro – Chopped finely.
  • Avocado – Diced or sliced.
ingredients to make brisket fried rice

What Kind Of Brisket Do You Use to Make Brisket Fried Rice?

The beauty of this easy recipe is that you can use ANY kind of brisket. I love making this dish with leftover smoked brisket, but you can just as easily make it with braised brisket or even pre-cooked store-bought brisket. HEBs in Texas sell fully-smoked and sliced hickory smoked briskets in big slabs which makes it really easy to make this dish!

I would suggest, however, to not use super saucy brisket. The flavors of the BBQ sauce will change the end flavor of this dish. Scrap off any excess BBQ sauce before adding the brisket to this dish.

How To Make Brisket Fried Rice

  1. Add the oil to the skillet, then saute the onions, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeno.
  2. Add the cold rice and brisket to the skillet and mix well.
  3. Stir in the Chipotle Tabasco and Worcestershire sauces.
  4. Whisk the egg in a small bowl.
  5. Make a hole in the middle of the rice (adding more oil if necessary) and add the whisked egg. Stir it around inside the hole to cook the egg, then when it’s partially cooked, mix it into the rest of the rice.
  6. Season the rice with lime juice, salt, and pepper, adding more Tabasco if needed.
  7. Garnish with sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and avocado. Dig in!
brisket fried rice in a black serving bowl

How To Make Brisket Fried Rice On Your Blackstone Griddle

  1. Preheat your Blackstone griddle (or another outdoor griddle) as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Add some oil to one spot on the griddle, then cook the onions, jalapenos, bell pepper, and garlic.
  3. Add oil to another spot on the griddle and add the rice.
  4. When the onions are cooked, mix the onion mixture with the rice and mix well.
  5. Add the Chipotle Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce to the rice and mix.
  6. Whisk the egg in a small bowl and add it to an empty spot on the griddle. Cook it about 2/3 of the way then mix it into the rice.
  7. Season the rice with lime juice, salt, and pepper, adding more Tabasco if needed.
  8. Garnish with sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and avocado. Dig in!

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Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Day-old rice makes the best fried rice. When you cook it and chill it, the rice firms up and makes fried rice so delicious.
  • Cut any large chunks of fat off the brisket before adding it to the fried rice.
  • Adjust the spiciness of this dish by adding more Chipotle Tabasco or more jalapeno. Removing the seeds from the jalapeno lessens the spice level so leave them in if you like it fiery hot!
  • Switch up the veggies! The beauty of fried rice is you can add what you like to it. Try diced zucchini, celery, cabbage, and more!

Make It A Meal

Wondering what to serve with Brisket Fried Rice? I love this dish just on its own (it’s got veggies, carbs, and protein), but you can also serve it as a side dish to other tasty dishes like:

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to make Brisket Fried Rice?

This dish can be ready to eat in about 20 minutes!

What is Brisket Fried Rice?

Imagine your favorite fried rice, but instead of Asian flavors we’re adding chipotle, lime, and cilantro. Then, add a mountain of tender smoked brisket – that’s Brisket Fried Rice!

Can you make fried rice with leftover brisket?

Heck yes! This easy brisket recipe is the perfect use of leftover rice and leftover brisket!

brisket fried rice in a black serving bowl
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5 from 7 votes

Brisket Fried Rice

Meaty, spicy, and packed with big Southwestern flavors, Brisket Fried Rice is the perfect use of leftover brisket and rice!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, brisket, brisket fried rice, fried rice, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 704kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups rice cooked and chilled the day before
  • 2 cups brisket diced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chipotle Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup green onions sliced, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, for garnish
  • 1 avocado diced, for garnish

Instructions

  • Add the oil to the skillet, then saute the onions, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeno.
  • Add the cold rice and brisket to the skillet and mix well.
  • Stir in the Chipotle Tabasco and Worcestershire sauces.
  • Whisk the egg in a small bowl.
  • Make a hole in the middle of the rice (adding more oil if necessary) and add the whisked egg. Stir it around inside the hole to cook the egg, then when it's partially cooked, mix it into the rest of the rice.
  • Season the rice with lime juice, salt and pepper, adding more Tabasco if needed.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and avocado. Dig in!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Day-old rice makes the best fried rice. When you cook it and chill it, the rice firms up and makes fried rice so delicious.
  • Cut any large chunks of fat off the brisket before adding it to the fried rice.
  • Adjust the spiciness of this dish by adding more Chipotle Tabasco or more jalapeno. Removing the seeds from the jalapeno lessens the spice level so leave them in if you like it fiery hot!
  • Switch up the veggies! The beauty of fried rice is you can add what you like to it. Try diced zucchini, celery, cabbage, and more!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 704kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 736mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed.

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