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Soy Sauce Fried Rice (酱油炒饭) | Simple yet indulgent, it’s a classic Chinese takeout dish that uses minimal ingredients to create maximum flavor. Only takes ten minutes to prepare, and it’s robust enough to serve as a main or to satisfy your midnight salty snack craving.

Soy Sauce Fried Rice (酱油炒饭)

5 from 9 votes
Soy sauce fried rice is simple yet indulgent. It is a classic Chinese dish that uses minimal ingredients to create maximum flavor. Only takes ten minutes to prepare, and it’s robust enough to serve as a main or to satisfy your midnight salty snack craving.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: takeout
Servings: 2 to 4
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter (*see footnote 1)
  • 3 eggs , beaten
  • 4 cups overnight rice (see blog post for description)
  • 3 green onions , chopped
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, and white pepper in a small bowl. Stir to mix well.
  • Add the butter into a large nonstick skillet and heat over medium-high heat until melted. Add the eggs. Cook until the bottom is slightly set. Scramble until the eggs are mostly cooked.
  • Add the rice onto the egg. Cook and chop the rice with your spatula, to separate the grains and coat the rice with egg. Cook until the heat builds up and you can hear a vibrant sizzling.
  • Swirl in the soy sauce mixture. Cook and stir constantly, until the rice turns an even color.
  • Add the green onion and stir to mix well.
  • Carefully taste the rice. Season lightly with sea salt if needed. Stir and mix thoroughly, so the salt is evenly dispersed.
  • Transfer the rice to a bowl and serve hot as a side or a light main dish.

Notes

  1. My original recipe called for chicken fat or lard, to get the best flavor. In my latest update, I decided to use butter instead of animal fat, which is easier to find. The flavor of the rice will be slightly different but still taste rich.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 12.9g, Protein: 6.2g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6.5g, Cholesterol: 146mg, Sodium: 786mg, Potassium: 117mg, Fiber: 0.6g, Sugar: 1.7g, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 3mg