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Although others have said that their recipes for Chinese Fried Rice is authentic, that is really an impossibility, because different Chinese cooks prepare it slightly differently, so what is authentic? I have seen recipes that did not contain sesame oil, yet most Chinese dishes of any kind contain some sesame oil. I have seen other recipes where they just scramble the eggs, yet the eggs should be incorporated by using a back and forth action with a fork. Try this easy recipe and I am sure you will like the results.
- In a small pot bring the water to a boil. Stir in the rice. Cover with a lid and set aside.
- Cut the pork into tiny diced pieces.
- In a large skillet, place the vegetable oil over medium-high heat and get it hot. Place onions into skillet and fry until almost transparent. Add the peas and carrots, stirring until thawed and heated thoroughly.
- The rice should now be ready. Pour rice into skillet. Add the diced pork, soy sauce and sesame oil.
- In a small bowl, with a fork, beat the eggs well. Slowly pour the beaten eggs into the rice mixture, constantly stirring with a fork in a back and forth action, rather than a circular action. You do not want the eggs to solidify like scrambled eggs or fried eggs.
- You could omit the pork and have just Chinese Fried Rice.
I agree with you, the eggs should not be scrambled. They should coat the rice, almost like making carbonara. The only difference with me is I don't add peas and carrots. I prefer bean sprouts and water chestnuts for a little crunch, just a personal preferrence.
Loved this, so easy
We enjoyed your recipe Alan. Its quick and very tasty. Made it as written.