A Simple Classic Fried Rice
This is a classic Chinese Egg Fried Rice recipe (蛋炒饭), made in chinese restaurant style but in the comfort of your own home. It is a quick and simple fried rice dish that is extremely easy to prepare. Only 2 eggs, some onions and light seasonings are all that you need. Tastes superb as a simple meal on its own too.
The most important thing is to make sure the rice is cooked, cooled and clump-free, so that it will not stick together during the frying process. Of course, its a great way to use up leftover rice as well.
A Plate Of Great Fried Rice
Great fried rice should have individual grains of rice that barely clump together when scooped up with a spoon. It should have the unmistakable signature chewy-tender texture. This simple Chinese egg fried rice dish is fried to accomplish just that level of perfection.
The Signature Aroma For A Chinese Fried Rice Dish: Wok Hei 镬气, Breath of Wok
The rice needs to be lightly tossed in the wok, for every grain of rice to be fried and infused with a good ‘wok hei’ taste. After lightly seasoning with salt, ground white pepper and light soy sauce, the rice is mixed together with the soft scrambled eggs. For best results, a carbon steel wok is used for frying this dish as it really brings out the “wok” flavour, which is the signature aroma for any Chinese fried rice dish. This tastes just like what you’ll get at your favourite Chinese restaurant.