• A quick and easy recipe for everyone’s favourite Chinese fried rice. 

    Chinese fried rice

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • 10ml (2 tsp) sunflower oil
    • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) peanut or sunflower oil
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) fresh ginger, grated
    • 1 boneless chicken breast, chopped
    • 3 Chinese pork sausages, optional
    • 250g prawns or shrimps
    • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
    • 100g frozen peas
    • 100g unsalted cashew nuts, optional
    • 800g jasmine rice, cooked
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) sesame oil
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce
    • 5ml (1 tsp) sugar
    • 45ml (3 tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped
    • 100g bean sprouts



    Heat the sunflower oil in a pan and pour in the eggs. Make a thin omelette and transfer to a plate. Once cool, chop the omelette into small pieces and set aside.


    Heat the peanut oil in a wok or large frying pan and fry the ginger and chicken for 2 minutes. Add the sausages, prawns, spring onions, peas and cashew nuts. Stir-fry for 3 – 4 minutes. Add the rice and mix gently to combine.


    Add the sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, coriander, bean sprouts and omelette pieces. Cook until heated through, about 1 – 2 minutes.


    Serve hot with additional soy sauce if desired.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com