We have noticed that pork fried rice is perhaps one of the most well known Chinese takeout dishes out there. Infact, anything that involves rice and pork combination is most likely to win the Chinese audience.

In order to prepare pork fried rice, I recommend that you use jasmine rice. Jasmine rice is a long grain fragrant rice that has a great mixture and is known to be perfect for fried rice because it does not get sticky like the regular short grain rice. However, it is necessary to note that the rice must be cooked before making fried rice. It is very okay to use either freshly cooked rice or better still, leftover rice. I will recommend leftover rice if you are a novice. This is because the rice tends to have less moisture and will be much more easier to break up into individual rice grains.

How to make pork fried rice like a Chinese restaurant

Pork Fried Rice does not really sound all that tasty and nutritious at first blush, but when you prepare it right, it is truly amazing.

Now roll your sleeves and let’s begin this journey of how to make this splendid recipe!

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Course: Pork

Cuisine: Chinese

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 377kcal


1. 1 tablespoon hot water

2. 1 teaspoon honey

3. 1 teaspoon sesame oil

4. 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine (or dry cooking sherry)

5.1 tablespoon soy sauce

6. 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce

7. ¼ teaspoon white pepper

8. 5 cups cooked Jasmine rice (add 1 teaspoon oil to rice when cooking)

9. 1 tablespoon oil

10. 1 medium onion (diced)

11. 1 pound Chinese BBQ pork (450g char siu cut into ½ inch chunks)

12. 1 teaspoon salt to taste

13. ½ cup bean sprouts

14. 2 eggs (scrambled)

15. 2 scallions (chopped)

Step by step instructions

1. Start by combining the hot water, soy sauce, honey, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, shaoxing wine (if using), and white pepper in a small bowl. This is the sauce that you will be adding to the rice, therefore, it is much more easier to have it combined and ready to go before you begin the cooking process.

2. Take your cooked rice and fluff it with a fork or with your hands (you are free to rinse your hands in cold water if the rice starts sticking to them). Make sure there ain’t any big clumps.

3. Now with the wok over medium heat, add a tablespoon of oil and then sauté the onions until translucent. Once this is done, in the roast pork. After that, add the rice and mix well. If perhaps the rice is cold from the refrigerator, be sure to continue stir-frying until the rice is warmed up. Note that this process should only take nothing less than 5 minutes. But should incase the rice was made fresh, then all you need to do is to mix until everything is incorporated.

4. Add the sauce mixture together with salt to taste and mix with a scooping motion until you see that the rice is evenly coated with sauce. At this stage, you will have to break up any remaining clumps of rice with the spatula as best as possible, but there is absolutely no need to be obsessive. The rice should be hot by this time.

5. Toss in the mung bean sprouts, as well as the scrambled eggs, and scallions. Mix everything thoroughly for an additional 1 minute or 2 and serve hot.

Chicken fried rice

Chicken fried rice is yet another popular dish across the world, most especially among the Chinese. This recipe is very easy to make and makes the perfect lunch or dinner. It is highly nutritious and good for your health. Infact, mere writing about it makes my mouth water!

Yields: 6 servings

Prep time: 0 hours 10 mins

Total time: 0 hours 40 mins


1. 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2. 3 chicken breasts (about 1 ½ lb.)

3. Kosher salt

4. Freshly ground black pepper

5. 2 tablespoon sesame oil, divided

6. 1 medium onion, chopped

7. 2 carrots, peeled and diced

8. 3 cloves garlic, minced

9. 1 tablespoon freshly minced ginger

10. 4 c. cooked white rice (preferably leftover)

11. ¾ c. frozen peas

12. 3 large eggs, beaten

13. 3 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

14. 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Step by step instructions:

1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet or wok over medium heat. Season chicken with salt to taste and pepper on both sides. Once that is done, add to skillet. Cook until golden brown and no longer pink. This process only takes approximately 8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and allow it cool for  5 minutes. After 5 minutes, cut into bite-sized pieces.

2. To the same skillet, heat one tablespoon sesame oil. Once that is done, add onion and carrots and cook until it becomes soft. This will only take 5 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant, that is for an additional 1 minute. Stir in rice and peas and cook until it is warmed through. This should only take 2 minutes.

3. Push rice to one side of the skillet then add the remaining tablespoon sesame oil to the other side. Add the egg and stir until it is almost fully cooked, then fold the eggs into the rice. Once that is done, add chicken back to skillet with soy sauce and green onions and stir properly to combine.

Chinese fried rice

Chinese fried rice is a very unique recipe. It has the flavor other recipes are missing. It is very easy to prepare and consumes less time. Infact, the outcome will be so deserving that you will crave for more. So what are you waiting for?

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Ready in: 28 mins

Yields: 4 servings


1. ¾ cup  finely chopped onion

2. 2 ½ tablespoons  oil

3. 1 egg, lightly beaten (or more eggs if you wish)

4. 3 drops soy sauce

5. 3 drops  sesame oil

6. 8 ounces  cooked  lean boneless pork or 8  ounces chicken, chopped

7. ½ cup  finely chopped carrot (very small)

8. ½ cup  frozen peas, thawed

9. 4 cups  cold cooked rice, grains separated (preferably medium grain)

10. 4 green onions, chopped

11. 2 cups bean sprouts

12. 2 tablespoons light soy sauce (add more if you wish)

Step by step instructions:

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok and add chopped onions. Once that is done, stir-fry until the onions turn a nice brown color. Note that this should only take about 8-10 minutes. Remove from wok and allow wok to cool slightly.

2. Mix egg together with 3 drops of soy and 3 drops of sesame oil and set aside.

3. Add ½ tablespoon oil to wok, swirling to coat surfaces. Add the egg mixture quickly and swirl egg until egg sets against wok. When the egg puffs, flip and cook other side very briefly,  remove from wok, and chop into tiny pieces.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok and add selected meat to wok together with peas, carrots, and cooked onion. Stir-fry for approximately 2 minutes.

5. Add the rice, bean sprouts and green onions, tossing to mix properly. Stir-fry for approximately 3 minutes.

6. Add 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce and chopped egg to rice mixture and fold in. Stir-fry for an additional 1 minute. Serve.

You can as well set out additional soy sauce on the table, if desired.

Easy fried rice recipe

Fried rice as we already know is a combination of long grained rice and a  mixture of carrots, warm peas as well as onions and scrambled eggs. You can either have your fried rice as an entree or perhaps as a side dish when serving it. Fried rice is highly nutritious and it comes in different variations such as Bacon fried rice, shrimp fried rice, ham fried rice, pork fried rice or chicken fried rice. The great thing about fried rice recipe is that you can literally add whatever you like. It is however necessary to state that the most important ingredient behind the amazing taste is the sesame oil. Are you ready to see how the magic works?

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 35 mins

Yields: 8 servings

Course: Side dish

Cuisine: Chinese


1. 3 cups cooked rice

2. 2 tablespoon sesame oil

3. 1 small white onion chopped

4. 1 cup frozen peas and carrots thawed

5. 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce more or less to taste

6. 2 eggs lightly beaten

7. 2 tablespoons chopped green onions optional

Step by step instructions:

1. Preheat a large wok or skillet to medium heat and pour the sesame oil in the bottom. Once that is done, add white onion as well as peas and carrots and fry until it becomes tender.

2. Add the onion, carrots and peas to the side, then pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. With the use of a spatula, scramble the eggs. Once it is properly cooked, mix the eggs together with the vegetable mix.

3. Now add the rice to the veggie and egg mixture. Also pour the soy sauce on top. Once that is done, stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until it is heated through and combined. You can as well add chopped green onions if desired. Serve.

Japanese fried rice recipe

Japanese fried rice recipe, otherwise known as Yakimeshi is a unique tasting recipe that comes together in just few minutes from a handful of simple ingredients. It is highly nutritious and is just fit for your perfect lunch or dinner plan.

Yields: 2 servings

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes


1. 325 grams cooked short-grain rice(best when stale)

2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3. 2 eggs (beaten)

4. 70 grams ham (3-4 slices)

5. ¼ teaspoon salt to taste

6. ¼ teaspoon black pepper (ground)

7. 2 teaspoons soy sauce

8. 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

9. 2 scallions (chopped)

Step by step instructions:

1. Crumble the rice using your hands.

2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat until it becomes hot and then add the vegetable oil, swirling to coat the pan.

3. Add the egg and allow it bloom for just a  few seconds before quickly scrambling them.

4. Now add the crumbled rice to the egg before it is fully cooked. Use a wooden paddle or spatula to break up any clumps of rice or egg.

5. Add the ham, make sure to toss and distribute evenly.

6. Sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly over the rice to give it taste and then continue tossing at intervals until the rice does not stick together.

7. Now drizzle the soy sauce along the rim of the pan. Once that is done, quickly toss the rice to coat it evenly.

8. Finish the recipe by adding the sesame oil as well as the scallions and toss to combine.

In order to serve the Japanese fried rice (Yakimeshi), you can easily press the rice into a bowl to mold it into a perfect dome.

Chinese fried rice restaurant style

I consider the Chinese restaurant style fried rice the best. This is because it is very quick and easy to make. It is also irresistibly delicious and can be accompanied by any main dish of your choice.

Prep time: 5 mins 

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Cook time: 10 mins

 Total time: 15 mins

Yield: 4 -6 servings.


1. 3 tablespoons butter, divided

2. 2 eggs, whisked

3. 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced

4. 1 small white onion, diced

5. ½ cup frozen peas

6. 3 cloves garlic, minced

7. Salt and black pepper to taste

8. 4 cups cooked and chilled rice (I prefer short-grain white rice)

9. 3 green onions, thinly sliced

10. 3–4 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste

11. 2 teaspoons oyster sauce (optional)

12. ½ teaspoons toasted sesame oil

Step by step instructions:

1. Heat ½ tablespoon of butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until it is melted. Once that is done, add egg, and cook until it is scrambled, stirring at intervals. Remove egg, and transfer to a different plate.

2. Add an additional one tablespoon of butter to the pan and heat until it is melted. Add the carrots, peas, garlic and onion, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Sauté for approximately 5 minutes or perhaps until the carrots and onion are soft.

3. Increase heat to high, and then add the remaining 1 ½ tablespoons of butter and stir until melted. Once that is done, add the rice, soy sauce, green onions, and oyster sauce (if you are using), and stir until properly mixed. Continue stirring at intervals for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice properly.

4. Now add in the eggs and stir to combine. Carefully remove from heat, and stir in the sesame oil until properly combined. Taste and season with extra soy sauce, if necessary.

You can serve immediately, or perhaps refrigerate in a sealed container for nothing more than 3 days.

Thai fried rice

This recipe contains a step by step instruction on how to prepare Thai fried rice just exactly how it is made in Thailand. The scrambling of the egg on the wok together with other special ingredients gives it the unique taste. Why don’t we just move straight to the point?

Prep time: 14 mins

Cook time: 6 mins

Total time: 20 mins

Meal: Thai

 Servings: 5


1. 2 tablespoon vegetable oil (or canola or peanut oil)

2. 2 large garlic cloves , very finely chopped

3. ½ onion , diced

4. 5 oz / 150 g small prawns/shrimp (cooked or raw) , or chicken breast thinly sliced

5. 3 green onion (shallots) , cut into 1.5 “/4 cm pieces

6. 2 eggs , lightly beaten

7. 3 cups cooked jasmine rice , cold (preferably refrigerated overnight)

8. One sauce option. You can see below for options.

Sauce option one:

1. 1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce

2. 1 ½ tablespoon oyster sauce

Sauce option two:

1. 2 tablespoon fish sauce

2. 1 ½ tablespoon oyster sauce

3. 1 teaspoon sugar (any type)

Sauce option three

1. 1 ½ tablespoon light soy sauce

2. 1 ½ tablespoon Thai Seasoning (Gold mountain)

Optional: to serve

1. Tomato wedges

2. Cucumber slices

3. Fresh coriander

Step by step instructions:

1. Heat the oil in a wok or a large skillet over medium high heat. Note that if you are using a skillet, you are to add 1 tbsp extra oil)

2. Add onion and garlic. Once that is done, stir fry for approximately 30 seconds.

3. Add prawns/shrimp together with the white part of green onion. Once that is done, stir fry for just 1 minute.

4. Push everything to one side and pour the egg onto the other side. Scramble it quickly. Note that this should only be for about 20 seconds.

5. Add the rice together with any sauce of choice. Stir fry for nothing less than 2 minutes. Add the green part of the green onions halfway through. Do this until all the rice is coated with the sauce.

Serve immediately. You can as well garnish it with fresh cilantro/coriander and with tomato and cucumbers on the side.

Benihana fried rice recipe

Benihana fried rice is highly nutritious and very rice tasty. The recipe can be prepared with chicken or plain. Infact, due to the uniqueness of the recipe, it has become one of my favorite dishes. The basic ingredients required for preparing this recipe are very easy to get. Infact, they are the basic ingredients you are bound to have at home. These ingredients include: rice, butter, safflower oil, carrots, onions, soy sauce, and garlic. The rice is therefore irresistible.

Course: Side dish

Cuisine: Japanese

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 4

Calories: 530kcal


1. 1 cup white rice

2. 2 cups water

3. 3 tablespoons sesame seeds

4. 5 tablespoons butter

5. 1 cup chopped onion

6. 1 cup chopped carrots

7. ⅔ cup chopped scallions (green onions)

8. 3 tablespoons garlic butter

9.5 eggs beaten

10.5 tablespoons soy sauce

11. Salt and pepper to taste

Note: all of these ingredients can be purchased from a grocery store or perhaps a local market.

Step by step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Once that is done, cook the rice in the water according to package directions. To get the best result, it is advisable to spread the cooked rice in a shallow metal pan and stick it in the freezer so as to let it cool quickly. Make sure you do not let it freeze, though. If perhaps you don’t have time to chill the rice, be sure to just spread it out so it cools completely.

2. Now while the rice is cooking and cooling, you should spread the sesame seeds in a shallow baking pan. Bake until becomes golden brown. Note that this should take nothing less than 10 to 15 minutes, shaking pan at intervals for even color. Once that is done, remove from the oven.

3. Melt the butter in a large skillet. After that, add the onions, carrots, as well as the scallions. Cook, stirring at intervals, until you notice that the onions are translucent. Remove carefully from the heat and set aside. Heat another wok or a large skillet if you have one. Add a splash of oil and begin to swirl it around. Gently pour the eggs into the hot skillet and cook as you would scrambled eggs. When the eggs are not fully done, add the rice, vegetables, and 2 tablespoons of the garlic butter (you can add more if you desire) add the sesame seeds as well and sprinkle with the soy sauce. Stir-fry until everything is properly mixed and hot. Season with pepper and to taste. Serve immediately.

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Southern pork and rice

This a classic Southern rice recipe that is  made from pork stock or chicken and pan drippings. It is a very easy recipe to make. All you need to do is to follow the instructions as outlined below.

Yield: 4 Servings

Prep time: 5 Mins

Cook time: 20 Mins

Total time: 25 Mins


1. 2 cups pan juices from any slow-cooked meat

2. 1 cup uncooked, long-grain white rice

3. Salt to taste

Step by step instructions:

1. With the use of a measuring pitcher, measure 2 cups of broth. Note that the fat will settle on the top of the broth, therefore,  do not consider the fat when measuring the broth. You will only need 2 full cups of liquid plus the fat. Now if the meat you have cooked does not render a full two cups of liquid, be sure to add broth or water until you have two full cups.

2. Now add the broth with fat to a medium saucepan, cover it, then bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, add the uncooked rice. Be sure to reduce heat to very low heat but not all the way down to the lowest setting, then cover tightly. Cook for approximately 20 minutes or perhaps until the rice becomes tender. Stir with a fork at intervals for the first 15 minutes of cook time. Make sure you do not disturb rice the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Carefully remove from heat and allow it sit, covered, for  just 10 minutes. Serve.


1. The amount of liquid generally determines how much rice you cook as this recipe will easily double or triple.

2. How salty your pan juices are will generally determine how much salt you need (that is if you need any).

3. Greasy rice is typically made from slow-cooked (it could be either baked or crock pot) pork or chicken but it can also be made from the pan juices of any meat that renders fat when slow-cooked.

Pork tenderloin rice recipe

There is nothing more delicious, tasty, healthy and nutritious as this pork tenderloin rice recipe. It is an impressive meal that is very easy to make. I will be giving you the procedures on how to make it below.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 25 min

Total time: 35 min

Yields: 4 servings.


1. 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided

2. 1 ½ lbs. pork tenderloin

3. 1 teaspoon kosher salt

4. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

5. 5 cremini mushrooms, quartered

6. ½ yellow onion, diced

7. 1 ½ cups brown rice

8. 3 cups chicken broth/stock

Note: all of these ingredients can be purchased from a grocery store or perhaps a local market.

Step by step Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a deep stock pot.

3. Once it becomes hot, add the onion as well as the mushroom and cook until it becomes tender. Note that this should only take approximately 4-6 minutes.

4. Add the brown rice together with the chicken stock and bring to a boil.

5. Cover and allow to simmer for approximately 25-30 minutes, or perhaps until the liquid is absorbed and the rice becomes tender.

6. Season with salt to taste and additional salt and pepper, if needed.

7. While the rice is cooking, you are to heat a large, oven-safe skillet or wok over high heat and add the remaining olive oil.

8. Season the pork with the salt as well as the pepper.

9. Sear the pork on all sides in the hot oil until it becomes golden brown. Note that this process should only take approximately 2 minutes per side.

10. Carefully place entire pan into the oven and roast until the pork reaches internal temperature of 145 degrees. This should only take approximately 20-25 minutes.

11. Now carefully remove the pork from the oven and slice into medallions to serve alongside the seasoned rice.

How to make plain fried rice

Now, I’m gonna be teaching you how to make plain fried rice. It is usually quick and easy to make. Plain fried rice is the type of fried rice that goes well with any Chinese dish you may be making.

Ready in: 10 mins

Yields: 6 servings


1. 2  tablespoons  oil (Sesame works best)

2. 1  tablespoon butter

3. ¼ cup green pepper (chopped)

4. ⅛ cup green onion (chopped)

5. 3 eggs

6. ¼ cup soy sauce

7. 2  cups white rice ( should be just a little bit undercooked, I prefer “minute rice” and I cook it in 2 cups of water for just 4 minutes)

Note: all of these ingredients can be purchased from a grocery store or perhaps a local market.

Step by step Instructions:

1. In a wok or perhaps a frying pan, heat oil and butter until it becomes very hot.

2. Add peppers as well as chives and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Add the eggs and cook like scrambled eggs.

4. Add the rice and soy sauce and cook together, moving rice around at intervals until it is fully done (note that this only takes approximately 2 minutes).

You can as well add some black pepper if you desire.

Serve immediately or better still keep it warm until serving.


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