Chinese Fried Rice (Yangzhou Fried Rice Recipe)

Chinese Fried Rice (Yangzhou Fried Rice)- Learn how to make Chinese egg fried rice (Yang Chow Fried Rice or Young Chow Fried Rice) in the right way with all tips you should know for a perfect homemade stir 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

Slightly separate the grains of rice via slightly pressing the rice by a rice scoop. This step is optional but highly recommended for beginners.
Heat up around 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in wok and fry green beans and diced carrots until softened.
Heat up 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a wok or a nonstick skillet (Note 2) and fry shrimp until slightly seared. Transfer out.
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.
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.

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