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    Basic Fried Rice - With Variations

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    55 mins

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    35 mins

    lazyme's Note:

    Another recipe that I acquired from a Chinese cooking class that I took. This is a basic fried rice recipe, but has lots of optional ingredients that you can pick and choose to add to the rice.

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    Meat Choices (use 1 cup)

    • roast pork (optional)
    • roast beef (optional)
    • lamb, roasted (optional)
    • duck, roasted (optional)
    • turkey, roasted (optional)
    • chicken, roasted (optional) or chicken, boiled (optional)
    • boiled ham (optional) or baked ham (optional)
    • bacon, pan fried (optional)
    • Chinese sausage, steamed (optional)

    Seafood Choices (use 1 cup)

    • crabmeat, flaked (optional)
    • lobster, boiled and diced (optional)
    • shrimp, cooked (optional)

    Vegetable Choices (use 1 cup)

    Miscellaneous Choices

    • 1 tablespoon almonds, blanched and chopped (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon walnuts, blanched and chopped (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon raisins (optional)


    1. 1
      Dice or shred meat and vegetables.
    2. 2
      Heat oil in wok; stir-fry green onions.
    3. 3
      Add fresh vegetables and stir-fry to soften.
    4. 4
      Add canned vegetables and meat; stir-fry to heat and blend flavors.
    5. 5
      Remove from wok.
    6. 6
      Heat some more oil if needed, to smoking.
    7. 7
      Add rice and heat through completely.
    8. 8
      Return vegetables and meat to wok, add soy sauce, salt, sugar and sherry.
    9. 9
      Fold in eggs and turn off heat just as they begin to set.
    10. 10
      SUGGESTED combinations:.
    11. 11
      beef, onions and green pepper.
    12. 12
      bacon, onions, lettuce and tomatoes.
    13. 13
      chicken, onions and bean sprouts.
    14. 14
      chicken, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and cucumber.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 23, 2011


      Very good fried rice! I confess that I used Basmati rice, but other than that I followed the recipe. I used about a cup of pork bits (trimmings from cutting up a whole loin of pork), and fresh mung bean sprouts, yellow onion, mushrooms, 1/2 of a grated carrot, celery and water chestnuts, as well as the green onions called for in the basic rice recipe. Thanks.

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    • on February 08, 2011


      Great basic fried rice - like the brown rice too! I added peas, toms., celery and mushrooms. I drizzled a little Hoisin sauce on top and that seemed good. So, maybe I'd like more sugar? I'm going to check out other recipes to see how much they put in, (or maybe it's onions would make it sweeter...) but we will definitely make this again. Thank you!

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    • on June 23, 2010


      I did just the basic fried rice part of this recipe since that was all I wanted this time around, but I'll be keeping the recipe around, 'cause I do appreciate the additional suggestions for dressing it up & look forward to trying out some of them! AND you have a very satisfying basic rice dish here, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed as part of Family Picks in ZWT6]

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Fried Rice - With Variations

    Serving Size: 1 (664 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 793.2
    Calories from Fat 131
    Total Fat 14.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 93.0 mg
    Sodium 552.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 144.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 18.9 g

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