Yangzhou Fried Rice

Baby Kato


My husband loves fried rice and is going to go crazy for this. Can't wait to see the look on his face, when he is eating it.

Recipe courtesy Ching-He Huang, posted here for play in Culinary Quest.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 - 6
30 Min
10 Min


  • ·
    spicy ketchup sauce ingredients: (sauce - optional)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    sriracha chili sauce
  • ·
    fried rice ingredients:
  • 1 small
    handful dried shrimp, (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp
    peanut oil
  • 3
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    peeled and grated ginger
  • 1 medium
    carrot, cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 4 oz
    cooked chinese pork ( char siu) or ham, cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 3
    fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and diced
  • 1 c
    frozen peas
  • 3 c
    cooked jasmine rice, a day old
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    light soy sauce
  • ·
    sea salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1 - 2
    green onions, sliced on a diagonal, for garnish

How to Make Yangzhou Fried Rice


  1. If desired, in a small bowl, soak the dried shrimp in hot water for 20 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  2. For the spicy ketchup sauce, if using: In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and chili sauce and set aside.
  3. For the fried rice: Heat a wok over high heat and add 1 tablespoon peanut oil. Add the eggs and scramble, then set aside on a plate.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil to the wok.
  5. Add the ginger and stir-fry for less than 1 minute.
  6. Then add the carrots and stir-fry for 1 minute more.
  7. Add the pork, the soaked dried shrimp if using, and mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Then add the peas and cooked rice and toss together.
  9. Add the cooked egg back into the wok. pepper. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.
  10. Season the mixture with the light soy sauce, salt and pepper.
  11. At the very end add the sesame oil and spicy ketchup sauce if using.
  12. Check the seasoning and adjust to taste with salt and pepper.
  13. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.
  14. Note: For my picky eater,I would omit the dried shrimp and use fresh shrimp.

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About Yangzhou Fried Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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