Chinese Restaurant Fried Rice

Chinese Restaurant Fried Rice created by Ckatsulis

Chinese fried rice that tastes just like in the Chinese restaurants. I have tried many recipes and was never able to make it taste like in the restaurants until I met someone who was a chef in a Chinese restaurant and let me in on the secrets.

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  • Cook your rice (I use a rice cooker). You want it a bit on the crunchy side, so even though you might want to add more water, DON'T.
  • Let your rice cool completely (I spread it out on a baking sheet and put it in the freezer if I'm in a hurry). You can even cook your rice the night before and let cool in the fridge.
  • Heat a wok over high heat with 1 tbs. of oil. Add eggs and scramble until cooked. Add ham and peas and fry for about a minute.(You can add or omit any veggie/meat combo you want.).
  • Remove omelet from wok. Clean the wok out a bit so the leftover egg doesn't burn while you're heating up your wok and oil again.
  • Add remaining oil to the wok and heat over high heat until it is very hot. Add your cold rice to the wok and stir to coat every grain. (You can add some more oil if you want; it just depends on how greasy you like it.).
  • Add your chicken stock to the rice; do it a little bit at a time to give the rice a chance to soak up the liquid. I'm not sure exactly the amount of stock to be added; I eyeball it because it seems to change every time. Basically, you want the rice to soak up the flavor, but you don't want to put in too much as it will end up quite sticky.
  • Stir fry for a while, stirring constantly until there is no liquid left, then chop up your omelet and add it, along with the soy sauce and salt. Stir. You can add more or less soy sauce and salt according to your taste. NOTE: In this case, the salt is simply to enhance the flavor of the dish, not to make it salty. And remember that soy sauce is salty in itself--unless you use the salt-free or low-salt type. (It is an MSG substitute.).
  • Enjoy! It's the best homemade fried rice you'll ever make!
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  1. Matt R.
    Made this sooo many times! I always add green onions, this recipe does not disappoint. After a few times making and getting confidence up, I tweak a few items for experiment purposes but the original recipe is great!
  2. Ally D.
    I’m a vegetarian so instead of Chicken Stock, I put Veggie Stock. And then I also put corn instead of ham!!! Delicious
  3. Em C.
    No ham or peas, only because my partner doesn’t like them!!
  4. Em C.
    Loved it, firm favourite from now on ! Thank you!
  5. Katie K.
    Im sorry but this rice takes disgusting. Toooo salty and i did exactly as the recipe says. And also not much taste other than salt
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