How to Make Fried Rice

Adding shrimp, pork or beef and vegetables to leftover rice makes Chinese fried rice a quick and easy recipe everyone will love.

Moderately Easy


Things You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons peanut, sesame or other oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion or 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup diced carrot, cooked
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 4 cups cooked white or brown rice, cooled completely
  • 1 cup chopped, cooked shrimp, pork or beef
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Measuring spoons
  • Rice cooker
  • Groceries
  • Measuring cups
  • Wok or large skillet
  • Chef's knives
  • Stirring spoon
  • Cutting board
    • 1

      Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.

    • 2

      Add the garlic, ginger and onion and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

    • 3

      Reduce the heat to medium, and add the carrot, peas, rice and meat and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes.

    • 4

      Use your stirring spoon to make a well in the center of the rice and pour the eggs into it. Let the eggs cook for 1 minute, then slowly start to stir and incorporate the egg into the rice.

    • 5

      Add the soy sauce and cook for 2 minutes longer, stirring and tossing with the spoon.

    • 6

      Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    • 7

      Serve immediately.

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