Chinese Fried Rice (The Real Deal)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 13 mins

Ok people I have been experimenting with fried rice a great deal, and am pretty much going to rest with this recipe. All the recipes I have tried were just missing something so I have taken the best parts of each recipe and combined them. I am going to use jasmine rice for this recipe because in my opinion it is superior to basmati. Comments/suggestions welcome.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups jasmine rice
  • wok oil (out of all the oils this one is #1)
  • 2 -3 dashes of grated ginger (fresh ginger can be substituted)
  • 1 white onions (chopped) or 4 -5 green onions
  • 34 cup chicken stock
  • 1 12 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 eggs (scrambled)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrot (optional)
  • 2 -3 teaspoons salt
  • soy sauce (as much as you prefer)


  1. Prepare the jasmine rice. Combine 4 cups of jasmine rice and 4 cups of water in a rice cooker. Once the rice is cooled place in the refrigerator until chilled.
  2. Scramble eggs in seperate pan using whatever oil you normally cook eggs with. Make sure to fold the eggs over, so they can be cut into thin strips.
  3. Heat wok and 3-4 tablespoons of wok oil to medium heat.
  4. Saute the white onion until soft and partially transparent (usually takes me 3 minutes or so) along with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, frozen peas and/or carrots. ***If you opted for green onions skip this step and saute the peas/carrots in wok oil.***.
  5. Add the rice making sure to seperate the grains (with fingers) and mix with the vegetables. Add another 3 tablespoons of wok oil, sesame oil, egg strips, ginger, chicken stock, and sugar (green onions if you opted for these).
  6. Raise the heat to HIGH add soy sauce to desired darkness/taste and STIR-FRY. (I usually use anywhere from 1/2 to a full cup of soy)***it is crucial for the stove to be as hot as possible*****.
  7. Basically you are going to Stir-fry till all the liquids are dissolved and the fried rice has reached the dryness desired.
  8. While cooling salt to taste in order to enhance the flavor.


Most Helpful

The directions and proportions were off.. Not the worse thing I ever made but far from the best...

moe13a January 22, 2010

This was so good! I used regular white rice that I had left over and added bean sprouts. I didn't have frozen peas and carrots so I used canned. I will definitely make this again. November 01, 2008

Excellent Fried Rice. The only addition I made to the recipe was to add bok choy at the same time I added the green onion. I have made this Rice many times with Egg Drop Soup and Egg Rolls. I have served it to Family and Guests, and all have enjoyed it immensely.

Montagnaia May 25, 2008

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