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Authentic Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

Authentic Chinese Fried Rice Recipe
Authentic Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

Try this simple Chinese Fried rice recipe. Remember, knowing the recipe and ingredients isn’t enough sometime, but knowing how it is made is of essence. Here’s how to make an authentic Chinese fried rice. Simple ingredients and recipe..left over shrimp/grilled pork is best to use for fried rice, while cold left over rice is preferred. Happy cooking and enjoy!

Servings: 4

Authentic Chinese Fried Rice Recipe


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon MSG (optional)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 4 scallions, chopped, including green ends 
  • 2 cups peeled shrimp and diced cooked pork, (or ham, chicken, or any meat)
  • 1 slice ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. In a bowl, add the first 4 ingredients (eggs, msg, pepper, soy sauce) and stir slightly (the eggs should not be well beaten). Set aside.
  2. Heat wok or pan until very hot and dry. 
  3. Add the oil. Saute the garlic and ginger slightly until fragrant, then toss the rice. 
  4. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes, toss and stir to break up lumps and coat with oil. 
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients (shrimp, pork, mushrooms, scallions) EXCEPT the egg mixture. Fry and mix constantly until thoroughly mixed. 
  6. Add the egg mixture while stirring the rice so it will cover as much of the ingredients in the pan as possible. 
  7. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve while hot.