How to Make Fried Rice?
Fried rice is one of the most popular Chinese food ever.
Imagine hot-off-the-wok fluffy stir fried rice with ingredients such as chicken, shrimp, egg, pork, mixed vegetables with fried rice seasoning of soy sauce, fish sauce and oyster sauce. It’s delicious!
In this tutorial, I am going to teach you how to make easy fried rice with simple ingredients, just like Chinese restaurants. My fried rice recipe is the best in the world!
I will also teach you how to use up leftover steamed rice and make it into an appetizing, cheap, and flavorful meal for the entire family!
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Fried Rice Ingredients
You can customize the ingredients based on what you have in the fridge.
- Leftover steamed rice.
- Minced garlic.
- Protein: chicken, pork, shrimp, egg. You can use either one, or you can use a combination of any of them. It’s totally up to you and what you like.
- Frozen mixed vegetables: carrots, green beans and corns.
- Seasonings: soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, ground white pepper and salt.
- Do not use fresh steamed rice as the rice grains have too much moisture content and too starchy for stir fry. The rice will clump and stick together in lumps.
- Use leftover steamed rice, or “overnight” rice. It means rice that had been left overnight in the refrigerator as the rain grains are drier and have lost the moisture content.
- The next time you dine out at Chinese restaurants or takeout restaurants, ask for an extra serving of steamed white rice. Bring it home and keep in the refrigerator. The next day, you have the perfect “overnight” or leftover rice which is great for making this recipe.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 457 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This meal is best served alone or with a soup or appetizer. For a wholesome Chinese restaurant style meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 4 oz. boneless and skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 4 oz. shrimp, peeled, shelled and deveined
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (thawed)
- 12 oz. leftover steamed white rice
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon oyster sauce
- 3 dashes ground white pepper
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- salt to taste
- Heat up a wok or pan with the oil. Add the garlic and stir-fry until aromatic, follow by the 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 salt to taste and do some quick stirs, dish out and serve hot.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
I would like to make this, but it is incredibly high in salt. I have reduced sodium soy sauce. Is there a low-salt fish sauce or oyster sauce I could use?
Yes you can use fish sauce or oyster sauce.
This turned out so well!! Loving your recipes. I agree with Ryan above, the best thing to do with leftover rice! Yumm!!
The fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper and continue to stir the fried rice
Thanks. Very easy to follow recipe. And the taste is good.
What can I substitute for frozen vegs?
You can use any vegetable you have.
I can’t wait to try this. No onions? Can I add onion or is it better without? (I don’t mean green onion for garnish, but cooked onions with the veggies.)
There is no onion in authentic fried rice.
Can you prepare any of these recipes day before and then warm up next day before you serve them? I am planning of making different things for my family. 7 people
Yes you can make fried rice in advance and heat up before serving.
Thank you for sharing this recipe. A recipe very interesting to try. I will tell mom to try this recipe. I’ll wait for your next recipe
Awesome! I can’t stop eating it hihihi …
My first time making fried rice. Thanks so much. Very tasty and looks exactly the same.
Thanks for the recipe!! It’s so easy to make & tastes as good as the restaurant ones. One happy mommy here.
Hi Sally, thanks for trying this recipe. I am so glad that you like my fried rice.
The best use for leftover rice. Fry them. This fried rice recipe is so simple and healthy.
Thanks Ryan, please try out more recipes on my site: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-index-gallery/