Fried Rice with Pork, Beef, Chicken or Shrimp

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"Such a great way to use up LEFTOVERS. And, if you order Chinese food that you have delivered ... save that extra white rice, this is perfect for it. You can use a variety of vegetables for this dish, but these are my favorites. Others that also work well are; snow peas, bok choy, peppers, and peas. And, it works equally as well with pork, which is what I used, beef, chicken or shrimp - and it is fantastic as a vegetarian dish. Use the basic vegetable/protein amounts, the sauce; and you can create your own favorite combination. This can be enjoyed as a side dish or also as a main dish."

Original recipe yields 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (505.1 g)
  • Calories 423.3
  • Total Fat - 10.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 156.9 mg
  • Sodium - 766.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 23.1 g
  • Calcium - 108.6 mg
  • Iron - 7.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

This is a quick dish, so make sure you have everything cut up ahead of time.

Step 2

Rice ... I use my wok to prepare this, but if you don't have one, you need to use a large deep non-stick saute pan. Add a tablespoon of the peanut oil to the pan on HIGH heat. Peanut oil really does make a difference DO NOT use olive oil. Vegetable oil would be my next choice. Add the rice and celery and stir until well coated - cook until you can actually hear the rice 'crackling' a bit. This means the rice is getting a crisp coating which is what you want ... it is FRIED rice by the way. Continue to stir as it cooks. About 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Vegetables and Pork ... Once the rice has cooked, add the rest of your vegetables and a little of the sesame oil - not all of it. If it seems dry, you can add a bit more peanut oil, but NOT much. Continue to cook on high heat and stir often. Cook 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add your protein (pork, chicken or shrimp) and stir well.

Step 4

Eggs ... Push the rice mixture to the side of the pan, off the main heat. Add the beaten eggs to the bottom of the pan and cook - just like scrambled eggs, breaking it up as they cook. Once they are cooked through, add the rice mixture back to the eggs.

Step 5

Sauce ... Add the oyster or fish sauce, the remaining sesame oil, and the soy sauce. I don't like mine with too much soy; but that is up to you. I prefer it a bit lighter on the soy flavor, so start out with a little and then add more as needed. Mix well to combine all the flavors and cook just a minute or two and your done.

Step 6

Serve ... ENJOY! I love to serve it with fresh fruit.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Made this vegetarian using extra vegetables, will be a great vegetarian dish to serve to my vegetarian family and friends, I am sure it will taste equally good with chicken, beef or pork.

review by:
(7 Dec 2020)


I love this rice (I used brown). I used shrimp in mine and had it with Kung Pao Chicken and Egg Rolls. What a great meal!

review by:
(29 Oct 2012)