Cheesy Denver Omelet Stir-Fried Rice

With all the classic flavors of a Denver Omelet, this easy fried rice is a yummy meal that can be served any time of the day. 

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Cheesy Denver Omelet Stir-Fried Rice

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 35 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 mins + 5 mins standing time


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced, and divided
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Try this delicious Cheesy Denver Omelet Stir-Fried Rice recipe! It’s a quick and easy way to enjoy your favorite omelet with a twist.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Whisk together eggs and pepper. Pour 1 tbsp sesame oil in a large skillet or wok set over medium heat. Pour eggs into pan. Cook, stirring for 3-5 mins or until soft curds start to form. Transfer to a plate. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

    Step 3

  • Heat remaining sesame oil in pan set over medium-high heat. Cook ham, half of the spring onions and red peppers and cook for 3-5 mins or until vegetables are tender. Stir in rice and cook for 3-5 mins or until well coated. Stir in soy sauce. Cook for 2-3 mins or until rice is heated through and veggies are tender. Stir in scrambled eggs.

    Step 4

  • Turn off heat. Sprinkle rice with Cheddar and remaining green onions. Cover and let stand for 2-3 mins or until cheese is melted.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute Cheddar cheese with Swiss or Gruyere if preferred.

Cheesy Twists to Classic Egg Recipes

Where would we be without omelets, frittatas and quiches? A staple in the repertoire of most home chefs, these egg-based classics can be as quick and easy, or as quirky and creative, as you like. 

One ingredient most popular egg-inspired recipes have in common is cheese, but with so many kinds of cheese out there, finding the right cheese for the right recipe can be tricky. Well don’t fret; this handy cheese guide will help give a cheesy twist to your favorite egg dishes

  • Cheddar: This popular cheese is easy to melt and goes particularly well with egg recipes like this one for Cheesy Quinoa Bites.
  • Cottage Cheese: With a moist and creamy texture, this Spinach and Quinoa Frittata with cottage cheese is just the trick.
  • Manchego: Wondering what to do with the leftover manchego from your last dinner party? Well this Spanish-Inspired recipe for Tortilla Española will put it to good use!
  • Swiss Cheese: From the snowy Alps to your dinner table, sweet, mild and nutty Swiss cheese is a quirky alternative to cheddar, as noted in this Cheesy Denver Omelet Stir-fried Rice recipe.

Other Stir-Fry Ideas

For all the meat-lovers out there, here’s another delicious stir-fry recipe that will have everyone at your dinner table scrambling to the wok for seconds! Quinoa Pulled Pork Power Slaw Stir-Fry is just as succulent as it sounds and surprisingly simple to make.

New to Quinoa?

Tasty, nutritious and easy to prepare, quinoa is the grain that has taken the culinary world by storm. If you, too, want to get in on the action, try our recipe for Cherry, Walnut, and Quinoa Chicken Salad for a simple and delicious introduction.

Once you’ve dipped your toes in the world of Quinoa dishes, there’s no going back! But before you go any further, read this Quinoa 101 Guide to find out everything there is to know about this pseudo-grain.