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Better Than Takeout Rice Cooker Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

This Chinese fried rice is so easy to make and not to toot my own horn, but this Chinese fried rice is amazing!  It’s so delicious and better than takeout.  This fried rice recipe makes a bunch and is highly customizable.

Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

How to Make This Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice (two real one cup measurements, not the rice cooker measuring cup)
  • 2 cups diced cooked meat, use at least two different meats (bacon, ham, chicken, sausage, or whatever sounds good to you)
  • 1 cup minced carrots
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (powder)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
  • 4-6 green onions (divided – the whites are diced and cook with the rice, green tops diced and are added later with the scrambled eggs and frozen peas) or 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon oil (I use either olive oil or canola oil)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 2-4 eggs – scrambled
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas

This Chinese fried rice recipe was made in my Zorjirushi 5 1/2 cup rice cooker.  The recipe really fills up my rice cooker, so if you have a smaller rice cooker, you should think about reducing the recipe or it may not end up fitting in your rice cooker.

Rinse the Starch Off the Rice

The first step is to rinse the starch off the rice.  This is what two cups of rice looks like with a little water added to it, see how milky the water looks?  You don’t want this.  I rinsed and drained the rice four times.  Be sure to swish the rice around in the water with your fingers.

Chinese Fried Rice Recipes

Here are the rinsed-off two cups of white rice sitting in the rice cooker pot and ready to go.

Stir Fried Rice

This Chinese fried rice recipe calls for two cups of cooked diced meat.  My favorites are crumbled bacon and diced ham.  I know bacon seems like a strange option for Chinese fried rice, but trust me, it’s delicious!  Other options would be cooked diced chicken or sausage crumbles.  Mix and match meats or use your favorites.  Cook your meats and dice them.  I bought a little spiral ham so I diced up about a cup of that, and I fried some diced bacon ends.

Chinese Rice Recipe

 

In a bowl combine the meats (my bowl was too small to add in the bacon) with the carrots, whites of green onion or diced red onion, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, chicken broth, vegetable oil, and sesame seed oil.

Pour the contents of the bowl on top of rice (I topped this with the bacon).  DO NOT STIR.  Close the rice cooker.  Rice cookers are all different, mine has an option for “Mixed” this is what I chose, and then hit the start cooking button.

Recipe For Fried Rice

When rice is done cooking, scramble a few eggs in a skillet.  Fold these cooked eggs into the rice along with the green onion tops and the frozen beans.  Your rice cooker should be on “warm”, close the lid and let the rice cooker warm up the frozen peas for about 10 minutes or so.

Fried Rice Recipe

I served this Chinese fried rice recipe with Thai Asparagus Chicken and Thai Cucumber Salad.  My son loves topping his rice with Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce.

Rice Cooker Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice in Rice Cooker

Rice Cooker Chinese Fried Rice Recipe

Shelly
Rice Cooker Chinese Fried Rice Recipe. I made this recipe with browned bacon ends and chopped ham.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups diced cooked meat bacon, ham, chicken, sausage, or whatever sounds good to you
  • 1 cup minced carrots
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger powder
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
  • 4-6 green onions divided - the whites are diced and cook with the rice, green tops diced and are added later with the scrambled eggs and frozen peas or 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon oil I use either olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 2-4 eggs scrambled
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas

Instructions
 

  • Rinse rice several times in the rice cooker bowl to remove the starch. Drain and place rice cooker bowl in the rice cooker.
  • Prepare two cups cooked meat and mince it.
  • In a large bowl combine the cooked minced meat, minced carrot, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, the minced whites of the green onion, chicken broth, canola oil or olive oil, and sesame seed oil. Pour this mixture on top of rice. DO NOT STIR.
  • Close rice cooker and choose "Mixed" if you have that setting, and then hit the start button. My cooker took about 50 minutes.
  • When the rice cooker signals that it is done, scramble the eggs in a skillet.
  • Pop the rice cooker open and fold the scrambled egg into the rice along with the minced green tops of the onion, and the frozen peas.
  • The rice cooker should be on "warm", close the lid and let the rice cooker warm up the frozen peas for about 10 minutes.



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If you like this delicious rice cooker Chinese fried rice recipe here is some more rice cooker and Asian themed recipes for you to check out

Did you know that you can regrow green onions using the green onion scraps from this recipe?  I haven’t personally tried it but it’s definitely on my to do list.

Recipe Rating




Carolyn

Monday 11th of January 2021

This recipe is absolutely delicious! My husband and I have eaten this the past 4 days, and we love it! We have switched out some things, we didn't have ginger the first couple times, and it is good with or without, we have done steak once and hamburger once with beef broth, then we did chicken with chicken broth. We will be switching out meats with everything we can find and veggies as well, this is great, and can be very versatile!

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Abigael

Sunday 18th of August 2019

This was great! Thank you! I have tried 20+ recipes for fried rice - and this is our new favorite. Considering it is easier...doesn't require day-old rice, etc....and tastes BETTER than those longer recipes...makes it even more amazing.

Gloria Diaz

Monday 9th of July 2018

Wow! Really delicious dishes. Thanks for your great tips.

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