Ingredients

  • Serves 2 people
  • 2 cups cooked cold rice

     

  • 6 medium-sized prawns (without shells and deveined)

  • 100 g chicken ham (diced)

  • 100 g frozen mixed vegetables (peas, corn and carrots)

     

  • 1 stalk spring onions (finely chopped)

  • 3 eggs (beaten)

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce

     

  • ½ tsp white pepper powder

     

  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil

     

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Yang Zhou Fried Rice

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Yang Zhou Fried Rice is definitely a dish that everyone knows. Almost everyone would have eaten this dish before, and hence it is no stranger to us. Having tasted this dish multiple times, why not try recreating this dish at home? We have the perfect Yang Zhou Fried Rice for you, simple and easy for you to recreate. With just five steps, you can prepare this dish in 35 minutes. Pro-tip, you can also make use of your leftover rice to recreate this dish.
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  • 15 min
  • 10 min
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  • 9 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 5 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • 10 min
  • 15 min
  • 10 min

Authentic and Easy Yang Zhou Fried Rice

One of the most important dishes in Chinese cuisine, the Yang Zhou Fried Rice can be found in many restaurants around the world. Originating from the Yang Zhou province, the dish is a fairly simple and easy homemade recipe. Comfort food for many, the fried rice recipe is a quintessential favourite for weeknight dinners.

The Yang Zhou Fried Rice is very common across restaurants, so the tastes of the recipe is not new to seasoned palates. A tossing of fluffy white rice with meat, seafood and vegetables, this Chinese dish is a very adaptable and versatile dish to make at home when you only have leftovers in your fridge.

Authentic, easy and quick, this Yang Zhou Fried Rice recipe can be recreated at home. With just five steps, you can prepare this dish in 35 minutes. Perfect for lazy weeknight dinners, you can also make use of your leftover rice to recreate this dish.

Frequently-Asked Questions About Yang Zhou Fried Rice

Reminiscent of Chinese cuisine, the Yang Zhou Fried Rice comes with extensive history and diet culture. Here are some of the common questions you may encounter when making the popular recipe. 

What are some of the base ingredients used in making the Yang Zhou Fried Rice?

The recipes for Yang Zhou Fried Rice differ across restaurants today but ham, scallions, peas, shrimp and egg are some of the popular base ingredients. Changes to the ingredient list can be made based on the preferences of the individual or the availability of those ingredients.

Can I freeze leftovers?

Yes, you can. Freeze the leftovers of your Yang Zhou Fried Rice and pack them into lunch boxes for easy meal preparation ideas for the week. Simply reheat the fried rice with a little bit of chicken broth to revitalise the flavor and add moisture.

Making The Yang Zhou Fried Rice: Recipe Tips and Tricks

Is this your first attempt at making the Yang Zhou Fried Rice dish? Take a look at some of the tips and tricks to making a flavorful and delicious fried rice meal.

  1. Use previously cooked rice: Previously cooked rice is always better for fried rice dishes because they have a certain texture and dryness that is perfect for frying. Freshly cooked rice is fluffy and moist which can make your Yang Zhou Fried Rice stickier. You can also spread freshly cooked rice on a baking sheet and freeze for 25 minutes to dry out the moisture from the rice if you do not have older rice on hand.
  2. Chop all your ingredients to the same size: Authentic Yang Zhou Fried Rice cooks easily and thoroughly when all the ingredients (scallions, shrimp, egg, chicken and mixed vegetables) are chopped to the same consistency and size. This allows for easier and more even frying - packing more flavor into the rice.

Yang Zhou Fried Rice Recipe Instructions

  1. Make scrambled eggs

    • In a pan on medium-high heat, heat up 4 tbsp vegetable oil and stir-fry beaten eggs for 1 to 2 minutes to scramble.
    Make scrambled eggs


  2. Add prawns, ham and mixed vegetables to pan

    • Push scrambled eggs to the side of the pan and add prawns, chicken ham and mixed vegetables.
    • Stir-fry for 5 to 7 minutes until prawns are cooked.

    To elevate your Yang Zhou Fried Rice, you can substitute chicken ham with char siu or lup cheong.

    Add prawns, ham and mixed vegetables to pan


  3. Toss rice with ingredients

    • In the same pan, add rice and mix well.

    Leftover rice from the day before are great for this recipe.



  4. Season fried rice

    • Season with 2 tbsp soy sauce and ½ tsp pepper.
    • Stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes and season to taste with additional light soy sauce if needed.


  5. Toss in spring onions

    • Remove pan from heat and toss in spring onions. Mix well.


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Transfer the Yang Zhou Fried Rice to a serving plate and serve hot.

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    Ingredients
    • Serves 2 people
    • 2 cups cooked cold rice

       

    • 6 medium-sized prawns (without shells and deveined)

    • 100 g chicken ham (diced)

    • 100 g frozen mixed vegetables (peas, corn and carrots)

       

    • 1 stalk spring onions (finely chopped)

    • 3 eggs (beaten)

    • 2 tbsp light soy sauce

       

    • ½ tsp white pepper powder

       

    • 4 tbsp vegetable oil

       

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