Chinese Take-Out Fried Rice

"Fried rice is what you make when you have leftover rice from the meal before. You can clean out your fridge and add leftover diced cooked pork, chicken or beef, or vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, carrots or red peppers. Fast, delicious and easy. From the Take-Out Menu Cookbook."
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  • Heat 2 Tblsp of the oil in a wok or frying pan set over medium heat. Add the shrimp, ham, and peas and cook 1 minute. Add the soy sauce and transfer to a plate to keep warm.
  • Heat the remaining tablespoon oil in the pan. Add the eggs, green onions, salt & pepper.
  • Scramble the eggs in the pan. Once this mixture comes together in clumps, add the rice, shrimp mixture, and rice wine. Adjust the seasoning with soy sauce or salt & pepper. Serve hot.
  • Feel free to saute cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, or diced carrots along with the shrimp, ham and peas.
  • Use cold leftover rice only. This recipe won't work well with freshly cooked rice. It will be mushy and stick to the pan, a real mess.

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  1. barefootmommawv
    Fantastic!! My family liked this a lot! My only change was I left out the meat and added carrots. As we were having this with another meat with sauce. I also used fresh rice which I cooled and washed well with cold water. Drained and washed again to remove the sticky starch. Drain well again before putting in skillet. Made my version of Chinese take out a hit.Thanks for sharing. I will be making this often.
  2. kdsres
    Good recipe! Just substitute vegetable oil for peanut oil (severe allergies to peanut anything) and diced pork for shrimp, and YUMM!
  3. Sher Shields
    I had no rice wine or sherry so made it without (just added a little extra soy sauce) and it was fabulous!! Great recipe!!!
  4. mightyro_cooking4u
    This was just like the Chines take-out. I used the peas and carrots as vegetables. Made for 123 Hit Wonders.
  5. Nurslinda
    Thank you for a great recipe. My hubby is so picky, but he ate 3 helpings. I'll definitely make again. Linda Rated for the Pick-a-Chef Spring 2009.


  1. kdsres
    Good recipe! Just substitute vegetable oil for peanut oil (severe allergies to peanut anything) and diced pork for shrimp, and YUMM!


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