Chinese Fried Rice


  • 3 cups cooked and cooled rice (preferably day-old)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the finely chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant and the onion is translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the mixed vegetables and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until they are tender.
  4. Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and pour the beaten eggs into the empty side. Scramble the eggs until fully cooked, then mix them with the vegetables.
  5. Add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil and then add the cooked rice to the skillet. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, breaking up any clumps of rice.
  6. If using, add the cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu to the skillet and mix well.
  7. Pour in the soy sauce, oyster sauce (if using), and sesame oil. Stir to combine all ingredients evenly.
  8. Add the chopped green onions and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

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