Fried Rice – easy Chinese fried rice recipe with rice, eggs, chicken, shrimp and tastes SO MUCH better than takeout!!
Fried rice is hugely popular and home-cooks are constantly looking for a great recipe. Fried rice is always the most popular item at Chinese restaurants. It’s very easy to make fried rice at home as the recipe is versatile and one can add any ingredients to it, plus it’s a great way to use up overnight or leftover rice and make it into an appetizing, cheap, and flavorful meal.
I love making chicken and shrimp fried rice because I always have the ingredients at home. Add in some frozen vegetables and you will have a filling and delicious dish, plus fried rice is so easy to make and takes less than 15 minutes and lunch or dinner is ready.
The next time when you dine out at Asian or Chinese restaurants, make sure you ask for an extra serving of steamed white rice. Bring them home, and keep it in the refrigerator. The next day, you have the perfect overnight or leftover rice which is great for making fried rice as the water content in leftover rice is lower and the rice is dryer, so your fried rice will be nice, as each grain of rice will be “fried” by the heat, and not mushy and stick together, just like how my pictures are. Never make fried rice with freshly steamed rice or you are going to get a mushy, sticky fried rice that doesn’t look or taste good.
This is my fried rice recipe for your reference. Do check out my collection of Chinese recipes. Enjoy!
Serves 2 | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes
2 tablespoons oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 oz chicken breast, cut into cubes
4 oz shrimp, peeled, shelled and deveined
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
12 oz overnight rice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon oyster sauce
3 dashes white pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Salt to taste
Heat up a wok or pan with two tablespoons of oil. Add the garlic and stir fry until aromatic, follow by chicken, shrimp, and mixed vegetables. Stir fry until the chicken and shrimp are half cooked. Add in the rice and stir well with the ingredients. Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper and continue to stir the fried rice for a couple of minutes.
Using the spatula, push the rice to the side of the wok and make a “well” in the middle of the fried rice. Pour the beaten eggs in the “well.” Wait for 30 seconds and then cover the eggs with the fried rice. Leave it for 30 seconds to 1 minute and continue to stir-fry so the eggs form into small pieces and mix well with the fried rice. Add in salt to taste and do some quick stirs, dish out and serve hot.
Serve this Fried Rice with:
Beef and Broccoli
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