Authentic Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

This authentic Chinese fried rice recipe is both simple and delicious. Why order a takeaway or go to a Chinese restaurant when you can make an awesome dish at home? This dish is suitable for vegetarians, just take out the meat ingredients, you can use any vegetables or leftovers from the fridge as well – whatever you fancy.

I’m a big fan of coconut oil and normally use that instead of the olive oil but vegetable/sunflower oil is fine as well. For the rice, I recommend using a rice cooker and not using the pre boiled bags you find in the super markets. I typically don’t use salt with this dish as I find the soy sauce makes it salty enough.


  • Ginger, Garlic, Scallion
  • 3 eggs
  • Boiled Rice
  • Peas
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Pepper
  • Light Soy Sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Meat (optional, in this meal I used spam)
  • Chilli (optional)


  1. Prepare the rice, a rice cooker is easiest
  2. While the rice is cooking, chop up all your ingredients
  3. If you have meat, fry this with some salt and pepper seasoning until partially cooked and set a side.
  4. Add some olive oil to your wok and fry the ginger and garlic in a low to medium heat
  5. Add the eggs and whisk in the pan
  6. Add in the onion, mushroom, pepper and stir for five minutes
  7. Add the boiled rice and mix it in with the rest of the ingredients
  8. Add the meat
  9. Add around 1 – 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  10. Add the soy sauce conservatively, you don’t want to make it too salty!
  11. Continue to cook and taste to season

If you find the rice is sticking to the bottom of your pan, turn down the heat. Add a little water instead of oil to the pan if it’s still a bit sticky

Eat in a bowl or serve with some chilli sauce or curry sauce.

Fried rice ingredients

Fried Rice Ingredients

authentic chinese fried rice

Prepare fried rice ingredients

egg fried rice

Scramble the egg

vegetable fried rice

Add Rice to the vegetables

Mix the fried rice

Toss the fried rice

large wok for fried rice

Cook the fried rice in a large wok

gourmet fried rice

Delicious fried rice


enjoy fried rice



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