Yang Chow Fried Rice

I got this leftover char siu ( Chinese barbequed pork ) hibernating in the fridge for 3 days now , so what better way to cook it than this popular Chinese-style fried rice .

A simple and easy one-dish meal  to make when you got loads of leftover rice -which I have most of the time .

Nah ! I intentionally cook more rice last night so that I can make this dish hahahahha

You can substitute the char siu with Chinese sausage , ham , roast chicken or any other preserved meat that you like and just call it your own personalized fried rice lol Add more greens like green peas , haricot vert or some of its cousins , cubed carrots or fresh corn kernels for color and texture contrast .

Serves one very hungry me or 2 normal person

2 cups day-old cooked rice
about 100 grams char siu , sliced
75 grams shrimps , shelled and deveined
3 stalks of Chinese kale , cut in pieces and blanch
1 egg
1 tsp ginger , finely minced
salt to taste
some diced spring onion
*** you can add light soy , brown sugar and minced garlic if prefer

* Whisk egg and season with a dash of white ground pepper and a tiny pinch of salt . Heat a wok or a non stick pan , add oil ; pour in the beaten egg and cook until set , transfer to a plate ; keep warm .
* In the same pan , add more oil , add in the ginger , fry until fragrant ; add in the char siu ; fry until heat thru then add in the shrimps and cook until it changes color . Add in the rice , stir thoroughly to remove any lumps ; cook for about 3-4 minutes , season with salt and add in the scrambled egg , mixing well ; adjust taste . Add in the spring onion , give it another good stir and dish up . Serve hot .

Char siu / Chinese barbequed pork


  1. This is a tasty way to make use of some leftovers. I love fried rice but see that you have used something new to me in this dish-the Chinese kale. That does add quite a bit of healthy nutrition, well done!

  2. What a delicious way of using leftovers, Anne! Super like!!!

  3. This looks like a healthy meal by leftovers:)
    Who does not love fried rice?

  4. My husband and I love fried rice but haven't had it in ages. I should surprise him and make this. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  5. i love recipes like this! cooking your recipes makes me feel like i could actually casually make tasty asian food. that feels like a big accomplishment to me, so thanks!

  6. that is my favourite fried rice. yummy!

  7. Hi Anne, your fried rice look delicious, love all the ingredients you used. Very well done.

    Have a nice day.

  8. something easy that looks and tastes delicious!

    Life and travelling

  9. In fact, I prefer char Siew in this famous fried rice. Your fried rice look so delicious.

  10. Delicious looking fried rice n love the way of leftovers.

  11. yum..my all time non boring and favourite dish!

  12. This really sounds delicious. I love fried rice and am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Yours looks wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took sometime to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  13. I can't believe how easy and tasty this looks! Definitely something I will try!

  14. Grabe! This yang chow fried rice has so much meat in it!! I want!!

  15. I love fried rice, and I love char siu! Your picture is so colorful, it is absolutely mouth-watering. yummmmmm! I have just decided I will be making this for dinner tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.


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