Yangzhou Fried Rice

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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


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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
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
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


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