Fried rice is one of those Chinese take-out menu items that you can easily make at home! The addition of eggs to fried rice is what makes this traditional rice dish packed with protein. Check out my Chinese Fried Rice Recipe – Take-Out Style recipe below!

Eggs are a dietary mainstay – not only for breakfast but for a quick lunch or dinner, and also as an ingredient for sweet and savoury dishes. Eggs are loaded with vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins, good fats and various other lesser-known nutrients.

Some tips to create the perfect Chinese fried rice:

  • Use cold, leftover cooked rice. Left in the fridge overnight, the rice grains will firm up, making it easier to separate and decreasing the chances of your fried rice turning out mushy.
  • When cooking the rice, don’t add too much water to the pot. If you’re cooking 1 cup, use about 1 cup of water and a few tablespoons more.
  • Another trick? Fry the rice dry first in the pot before adding water.
  • Don’t overdo the saucy seasonings – just add one tablespoon each of soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil. Adjust to taste.
  • Cook the eggs in a separate pan before adding to the wok.

Here is my recipe for Chinese Fried Rice:

Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

Preparation Time:  5 minutes    Cooking Time: 7 minutes        Serves:  4


3 cups leftover cold rice

3 eggs

2 cups bean sprouts, rinsed

1 cup carrots, finely chopped

1 cup frozen green peas, thawed

1 small red onion, chopped (or substitute with green onions)

1 tablespoon light oil, your choice (I used grape seed oil)

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce or Coconut Aminos (soy-free)

Chinese fried rice recipe - restaurant style


  1. In a wok or large frying pan on high heat, sauté carrots together for several minutes until softened, stirring constantly.
  2. Add onions and peas and sauté for a few more minutes.
  3. In a separate pan, scramble together 3 eggs until cooked.
  4. Add the rice to the wok, then fish sauce, sesame oil and soy sauce, cooking for a few minutes.
  5. Add scrambled eggs, stirring constantly.
  6. Add the bean sprouts and sauté for about two more minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Chinese fried rice recipe take-out style

Chinese fried rice recipe - take-out style

Chinese Restaurant Style Fried Rice Recipe

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Reply

    That looks way better than any take out I have ever had 😉 Seriously, it looks awesome. I can’t wait to try it.

  2. Chinese style fried rice is one of my favorite order when we are in a fast food. I would love to try it.

  3. The rice looks really good. I never thought about cooking the egg separate from the rice and then adding it in. I will have to try that out. I always move the rice to the side and do the egg off to the side of the wok.

  4. Elizabeth O. Reply

    Fried rice is so easy to prepare, I love it! This is such a nice recipe and since you’re the one making it, you can switch ingredients any time you want. So cool.

  5. This would be an amazing recipe for us to try out. My boyfriend loves ordering this so it would be awesome to start making it ourselves.

  6. I absolutely love fried rice and used to make it all the time at home. Yours look super easy and yummy! Might have to try it out!

  7. I really love fried rice! perfect for our Breakfast i bet my hubby would love this.

  8. This looks fantastic! I used to make fried rice all the time when the kids were little. It was an ideal food for small children because it had small chewable sources of protein, vegetables, and rice. PLUS it doesn’t take a ton of time to assemble. I can’t wait to give this version a try. Thanks!

  9. This looks so good to me. I’d love to make take out style at home.

  10. My boyfriend loves fried rice and I love anything Chinese. This would be a great weekend meal.

  11. Chandra O'Connor Reply

    I probably would use rice that’s already cooked I’m horrible st cooking rice mine always gets mushy.

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