Homemade Chinese Fried Rice: A Cozy Comfort Dish











Skip the takeout and whip up your very own Chinese Fried Rice at home! This easy recipe offers a comforting bowl with a blend of flavors, ready in just 45 minutes.


Step 1: Prepare the Egg Omelette

Begin your fried rice journey by heating a large frying pan or wok and adding a bit of cooking oil. Pour in the beaten egg mixture and let it cook until it’s partly set. With a careful flip, cook the other side to perfection, then set aside these fluffy egg squares for later.
Pro Tip: Leave the omelette slightly undercooked for extra softness once mixed with rice.

Step 2: Sauté Onion and Bacon

Add another dash of oil to the pan and gently fry the diced onion until it’s tender and aromatic. This base will add a sweet depth to your dish. Introduce chopped bacon into the mix, cooking until the pieces are gloriously browned. The rendered bacon fat will contribute an incredible flavor to your fried rice.
Pro Tip: Cooking the onion slowly brings out its natural sweetness, enhancing the dish.

Step 3: Add Vegetables and Rice

With the heat turned high, add frozen vegetables to the mix for a burst of color and nutrition. Stirring occasionally, cook until they’re just right, then stir in the cooked rice. Break up any clumps with a wooden spoon, aiming for a golden crust to form on some of the rice for that irresistible crunch.
Pro Tip: For the best flavor, use day-old rice that's been chilled.

Step 4: Season the Rice

It’s time to bring this dish to life with light and dark soy sauce for that signature umami flavor. Begin with a small amount and adjust according to your taste. A sprinkle of white pepper will add a subtle, spicy edge. Make sure the rice is thoroughly mixed, ensuring each grain is beautifully coated and colored.
Pro Tip: Always season lightly at first, you can always add more according to your taste.

Step 5: Final Touches

Fold in the reserved omelette pieces and fresh spring onions for a vibrant finish. A brief warming through ensures everything is piping hot. Just before serving, a few drizzles of sesame oil are stirred in for that nutty, toasted flavor that brings this dish into harmony.
Pro Tip: Sesame oil adds a great final burst of flavor, so don’t skip this step!