Chinese-Style Beef Fried Rice

beef fried rice
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1022 Calories
23g Fat
161g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1022
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 271mg 90%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 161g 58%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 38g
Calcium 91mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

As with all fried rice recipes, beef fried rice is a dish of leftovers. Don't let your food go to waste, feed your family and/or friends with this delicious beef fried rice recipe. Not only is it delicious, but it's easy and quick to make. 


  • 8 ounces flank steak, cut into thin strips
  • Marinade:
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. cornstarch
  • Other:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon. salt
  • 3 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil, for stir-frying
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups cold leftover cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed (or fresh peas)
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 1/2 to 2 green onions (scallion, spring onion), finely chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Add the marinade ingredients to the beef, stirring to combine. Let stand while preparing other ingredients (at least 10 minutes).

  2. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a preheated wok on high heat. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic. Stir-fry for a few seconds until aromatic, then add the onion. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes, until it starts to brown and soften. Add the beef and let brown briefly, then stir-fry until it changes color.

  4. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in the wok. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the rice, stirring and turning it over with a spatula to heat through and break up any clumps.

  5. Add the peas and shredded carrot, stirring to combine.

  6. Make a room in one corner of the wok and pour in the beaten egg. Scramble the egg and then combine with the fried rice. Stir in the chopped green onion. Do a taste test and add a bit more salt and/or pepper if desired. Serve hot.