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Chinese Fried Rice (Yangzhou Fried Rice)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Classic Chinese fried rice -- Yangzhou version
Course: staple food
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Fried Rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 473 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 6 cups leftover white rice , note 1
  • 2 large eggs , beaten
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup diced Chinese ham , or you can use char siu
  • 8-10 shelled shrimp , deveined
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • Pinch of salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 2 green onions , finely chopped
  1. Slightly separate the grains of rice via slightly pressing the rice by a rice scoop. This step is optional but highly recommended for beginners.
  2. Heat up around 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in wok and fry green beans and diced carrots until softened.
  3. Heat up 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a wok or a nonstick skillet (Note 2) and fry shrimp until slightly seared. Transfer out.
  4. Play rice in wok and dig a small hole in center, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and pour in beaten egg . Give a quick stir so the egg and rice can be mixed well quickly.
  5. Add green beans, carrots, ham and shrimp, light soy sauce, sprinkle pinch of salt and white pepper. Give everything a big stir-fry and mix well. Then add green onion and fry for another 30 seconds.
Recipe Notes

Note 1: if you plan to make fried rice next day, you can slightly reduce the water when steaming the rice. So the grains are harder and better for fried rice. Soft rice is not a good option.
Note 2: You can use both wok and skillet for this recipe. If you do not have a old wok, a nonstick skillet is a better tool for a new wok.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Fried Rice (Yangzhou Fried Rice)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 473 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 148mg49%
Sodium 464mg20%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 3000IU60%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.