chinese fried rice
Chinese Fried Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Did you ever wonder how to make Chinese Fried Rice? Well today is your lucky day! Here’s a delicious recipe ready in 30’ and healthier than a takeaway. 

Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Author: Shoot the Cook
  • 1 cup (200g) basmati rice (can use wholegrain rice too) or 3 cups of cooked and chilled rice
  • 3/4 cup of frozen peas
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 tsps of Sunflower or sesame oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 (150g) cup of frozen prawns
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 Tbsp of soy sauce (you can add more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp of oyster sauce (optional)
For garnishing
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • Lime juice
  1. Bring a pot of water to the boil. Add the chopped carrots and after 8’stir in the frozen peas. Cook together for another 3’. Drain well and set aside.

  2. Use chilled cooked rice or cook rice as per the package instructions. Then spread rice onto a large baking sheet and place the entire tray in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

  3. Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a wok or large pan; fry the garlic for 3’, then add the prawns and fry for another 3’. Over a high heat, add the cooked rice and stir well. 

  4. Pour the beaten eggs onto one side. Working quickly, swirl the egg until almost cooked (it should look like undercooked scrambled eggs), using a spatula break the egg into small pieces and mix with the rice.

  5. Add the carrot and peas tossing to mix well; stir-fry for 3’. Serve with green onion and add some lime juice if you want.

Recipe Notes

*Other nice ingredients I add from time to time are: mushrooms, sweetcorn, pineapple, left over chicken or squid.

*To make this recipe vegan friendly don’t add eggs.