You’ll find so many variations on fried-rice on restaurant menus these days, with rogue ingredients like ham and corn and peas. This is the simple and traditional version with fresh fluffy eggs, onion, bacon or Chinese sausage, ginger and some spring onions. Perfect as a simple supper, or as part of a banquet.


  • 4 cups cooked and cooled medium grain white rice

  • 4 large free range eggs, beaten

  • 2 tsps fresh ginger, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 medium brown onion, finely diced

  • ½ cup rindless bacon or Chinese sausage, diced

  • 2 Tbsp shaohsing rice wine

  • 1/3 cup peanut oil

  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 cup spring onions, finely sliced

  • ½ tsp sesame oil

  • ½ cup soy sauce or tamari

  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced, to garnish


  • 1.

    Heat peanut oil in a wok until surface of the oil begins to shimmer

  • 2.

    Add onion and stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until lightly browned

  • 3.

    Add bacon and stir-fry for a further minute, or until lightly browned

  • 4.

    Make a well in the centre of the onion and bacon mix and pour beaten eggs in, then cook for about 1 minute until it begins to crisp at the edges

  • 5.

    Add rice on top of the egg mixture, oyster sauce, soy sauce, spring onions, and sesame oil and mix, breaking up the egg and combining with the rice as you go.

  • 6.

    Stir in rice wine, then stir-fry for 30 seconds.

  • 7.

    Divide rice between individual bowls and garnish with extra spring onions.

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Posted by LachelleReport
Best fried rice ever, try it, it's simple - clean and full of flavor.
Posted by Silvia53Report
The BEST fried rice I have ever tasted. I have also passed onto others who absolutely love it. I will never make another fried rice again!
Posted by Report
Dont you have to pre-cook and freeze or dry the rice???? this is the hardest part of making great fried rice and it doesnt mention what to do?????
Posted by BH87Report
One more thing, buy quality rice. There is a difference when you use rice of unknown quality, it becomes mushy despite what you do with it.
Posted by BH87Report
You are better to ensure the rice is rinsed under water until the water runs clear prior to cooking. Then place the cooked rice uncovered in the fridge for a few hours or overnight before adding to the wok. This will help to stop it sticking.
Posted by Report
It does say in the recipe cooked rice therefore you need to cook your rice in the normal way before adding to the dish
Posted by Report
It's a bad recipe. It's dependent on pork and corn isn't a rogue ingredient but essential to giving the thing some texture.
Posted by Merryn13Report
This is great. The oyster sauce and shau hsing wine added a great flavour. I omitted the seasoning mix altogether and addded soy sauce. Kylie can fry with the best!
Posted by Lees2603Report
I have made this twice and it has been sensational both times- even my fussy 2 and 4 year olds love it- one of the best fried rice recipes that I have found.
Posted by Figs2Report
In order to succeed this recipe you have to use Diamond Pearl Basmati Rice. This is a Pure Indian Basmati rice. If you want more informations go on the website or send a mail at