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Basic Fried Rice - With Variations

"Another recipe that I acquired from a Chinese cooking class that I took. This is a basic fried rice recipe, but has lots of optional ingredients that you can pick and choose to add to the rice."

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Prep Time: 20m

Cook Time: 20m

   

Servings: 4  

 
 
  • 5.0000

I love the versatility of this recipe!!! I used brown basmati rice, celery, onions, pimentos and chopped spinach and it made for a great vegetarian dish..

  Ingredients
 
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  • 4 cups brown rice (cooked, cold)
  • Cooked meat or seafood (1 cup, see choices below)
  • Vegetables (1 cup, see choices below)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sherry
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • MEAT CHOICES: (Optional) Pick and choose
  • Roast pork
  • Roast beef
  • Roast lamb
  • Roast duck
  • Roast turkey
  • Roast chicken
  • Boiled chicken
  • Boiled ham
  • Baked ham
  • Bacon, pan fried
  • Chinese sausage, steamed
  • SEAFOOD CHOICES: (Optional) Pick and choose
  • Crabmeat, flaked
  • Lobster, boiled and diced
  • Shrimp, cooked
  • VEGETABLE CHOICES: (Optional), Pick and choose
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Bean sprouts, blanched
  • Celery, blanched
  • Cucumber, add at the very end
  • Green peas, parboiled
  • Lettuce, add at the very end
  • Mushrooms, fresh, canned, or dried (soak if dried)
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Pimientos
  • Scallions
  • String beans, parboiled
  • Tomatoes, peeled, add at the very end
  • Water chestnuts
  • MISCELLANEOUS CHOICES: (Optional), Pick and choose
  • Use in small quantities - 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Almonds, blanched and chopped
  • Peanuts, chopped
  • Walnuts, blanched and chopped
  • Raisins
 

What You Will Need



No special items needed.
  How to Make
 
 

Step 1

Dice or shred meat and vegetables.

Step 2

Heat oil in wok; stir-fry green onions.

Step 3

Add fresh vegetables and stir-fry to soften. Add canned vegetables and meat; stir-fry to heat and blend flavors. Remove from wok.

Step 4

Heat some more oil if needed, to smoking.

Step 5

Add rice and heat through completely.

Step 6

Return vegetables and meat to wok, add soy sauce, salt, sugar and sherry.

Step 7

Fold in eggs and turn off heat just as they begin to set.

SUGGESTED combinations


Step 8

Beef, onions and green pepper

Step 9

Bacon, onions, lettuce and tomatoes

Step 10

Chicken, onions and bean sprouts

Step 11

Chicken, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and cucumber

  Nutritional Facts
 
 
  • Serving Size: 1 (206 g)
  • Calories 681.5
  • Total Fat - 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 104.2 mg
  • Sodium - 957.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 122.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 15.6 g
  • Calcium - 36.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg
  Reviews
 
 
2 reviews

I love the versatility of this recipe!!! I used brown basmati rice, celery, onions, pimentos and chopped spinach and it made for a great vegetarian dish.

 

Review by QueenBea

Great fried rice. Lots of flavor. I used green and yellow onions, water chestnuts, shrimp and carrots.

 

Review by Mikekey