Chinese fried rice is a classic Chinese dish made by stir-frying cooked rice with a combination of vegetables, meats, and/or seafood. The dish is known for its savory flavor, chewy texture, and versatility.
To make Chinese fried rice, leftover cooked rice is typically used because it is drier and easier to stir-fry than freshly cooked rice. Vegetables such as carrots, peas, onions, and scallions are commonly used in the dish, as well as meats like chicken, pork, or beef.
In a hot wok or large frying pan, oil is heated and the vegetables and meats are stir-fried until they are cooked through. The cooked rice is then added to the pan and mixed with the other ingredients. Soy sauce, oyster sauce, and other seasonings are added to the rice and stir-fried until the rice is coated with the sauce and heated through.
Chinese fried rice can be served as a standalone dish or as a side dish with other Chinese dishes. It is a popular takeout option and can be found in Chinese restaurants and food stalls around the world. The dish can also be easily customized to suit individual preferences by adding or omitting ingredients based on taste or dietary restrictions.