Basic Fried Rice - With Variations

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"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."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
  • MEAT CHOICES: (Optional) Pick and choose
  • SEAFOOD CHOICES: (Optional) Pick and choose
  • VEGETABLE CHOICES: (Optional), Pick and choose
  • MISCELLANEOUS CHOICES: (Optional), Pick and choose


  • 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

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

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We liked how easy and quick this was to make. We used chicken breast, mixed veggies, green onions, eggs, and the seasoning items in recipe. We will try this again with BBQ Pork and shrimp.

review by:
(10 Feb 2022)


I made using brown rice. I also added onions, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, carrots, pea pods, chicken, shrimp and pork tenderloin for a flavor packed rice that was easy to prepare and delicious too!

review by:
(8 Mar 2019)


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:
(19 Apr 2017)


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

review by:
(19 Jun 2015)