Fried rice is one of the most popular Chinese recipes ever.
I am sure everyone has had fried rice from takeouts or restaurants.
There are many variations of this dish; regardless of the types, fried rice fits everyone’s palate and it’s filling as a meal.
Making fried rice at home is super easy.
If you make steamed rice, make sure you cook extra so you will have some leftover.
Keep the leftover rice in the fridge and the next day, you can turn the rice into a mouthwatering and homey fried rice that you can eat or pack to work.
My fried rice recipe calls for simple ingredients: Chinese sausage or lap cheong (which you can buy from Asian stores) and eggs.
The sausage imparts an iconic flavor and aroma to the rice.
Trust me, once you try it, you will be hooked.
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Chinese Fried Rice Recipe
Fried Rice - homemade Chinese fried rice recipe with Chinese sausage, vegetables, eggs and steamed rice. So easy and much better than takeout.
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Chinese lap cheong sausage, cut into small pieces
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetable, thawed
- 4 cups overnight, leftover steamed rice
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 3 dashes ground white pepper, or black pepper
- Salt, to taste
Heat up a wok or skillet with the cooking oil on medium heat. Add and saute the garlic until aromatic. Add the Chinese lap cheong sausage, stir and cook for about 1 minute. Add the eggs, let cook and break the eggs into pieces using spatula. Add the mixed vegetables and stir well. Add in the rice, stir to combine well with all the ingredients.
Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, ground pepper, salt and continue to stir-fry for a minute or two. As soon as the rice becomes toasty, dish out and serve immediately.
Leftover rice is ideal for making fried rice due to the lower moisture content in the rice. Freshly made rice is too "starchy" and "wet" for a good fried rice as the rice would be mushy and stick together. Leftover rice that has been refrigerated is dry and perfect for fried rice.