Kittencal's Chinese Fried Rice

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Recipe: #241

September 28, 2011

"You may think this is better than a Chinese restaurant, the secret is the garlic and sesame oil. Chopped cooked shrimp or strips of cooked chicken, beef or pork may be added in also, thawed frozen peas may be added in also, or be creative and use whatever is in your fridge! The amount of egg doesn’t matter you can use more if desired I always use more that three, if you like some heat add in cayenne pepper, make certain to use only cold rice for this and for the best results the rice should be cooked to slightly firm and not mushy. Prep time does not include cooking the rice "

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (258.5 g)
  • Calories 1399.4
  • Total Fat - 152.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 82.6 mg
  • Sodium - 147.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 3.7 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Calcium - 36.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a small bowl whisk the eggs with water.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a wok or large skillet over medium heat until sizzling.

Step 3

Add in eggs and leave flat for about 2 minutes or until cooked through (cooking time may take more depending on how may eggs that you use) remove to a plate and coarsely chop.

Step 4

Heat vegetable oil in the same wok or skillet over medium-high heat; add in onion and saute until softened (about 3-4 minutes) add in garlic, cook stirring about 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add in the cold cooked rice; toss to coat with the onions/garlic, then add in the soy sauce (starting with 4 tablespoons) and sesame oil; stir-fry/tossing continuously for about 5 minutes or until combined and hot, adding in more soy sauce until you achieve desired flavor that you want, you may be fine with just the 4 tablespoons.

Step 6

Season with black pepper to taste.

Step 7

Stir in the chopped egg and green onions.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I love Chinese food and decided to make some. I went directly to Kittencal's recipe, because she never disappoints me, and this rice was excellent! We loved the addition of the Sesame oil very much. I used leftover barbecued pork ribs meat in mine for the meat. Yum!

review by:
(20 Aug 2020)


Such delicious rice! I wanted shrimp, so that is what I used. Great with duck sauce poured over the top, along with a few other things I made to complete the meal.

review by:
(27 Apr 2020)


We loved this tasty, quick and easy recipe Kittencal!! This is a great way to use up leftover rice.

review by:
(27 Jan 2020)


I added peas and used shrimp in place of chicken. We loved the rice along with our Shrimp Spring Rolls and Crab Rangoon!

(15 Aug 2013)