My 9 year old is/was (Gotto check her preference now!) a great fan of Chinese Fried Rice in the food court of a mall nearby. So I googled and looked into various versions of this recipe and ultimately came up with this to please her palate. Looks like this is 'okay' for her (and a bigger nod by her dad!) which in itself is a great thing! For Moms of picky eaters like her it is an eternal penance trying to please them ;) (Can anybody disagree on this??) 
I avoided egg in this. Also I have seen that vinegar is added to this recipe, which I didn't add either. Also baby corn, mushrooms and/or a few other veggies can be added. Here is my version..

Ingredients - 
Basmati Rice 2 cups (Any Rice should be okay)
Tofu Fried/Roasted/Sauteed 3/4 inch cubes 10-15
Carrots chopped 1/2 cup
Peas 1/4 cup
Celery chopped 3 Tbsp
Onions sliced 1/2 cup
Cabbage sliced 1/2 cup
Spring Onions 1/2 cup
Oil 2 Tbsp
Soy Sauce 2 tsp or as desired
Tomato Ketchup 2 tsp (Optional - I didn't use)
Chilli Garlic Sauce (I used Sriracha Brand) 1 Tbsp
Salt as per taste
Note - 
*In a few other attempts, I used brown rice and tomato ketchup too and it was liked very much at home.
*The color of the rice here is a little light because of the soy sauce and also because tomato ketchup is not added.

Method Of Preparation - 

Cook rice so the grains are separate and let it cool in a wide mixing bowl. It tastes better with leftover rice.

Meanwhile, in a heated wok, add oil and saute the sliced onions. After they are translucent, add the remaining veggies and stir fry until they are cooked but have a crunch. Now is the time to add the sauteed tofu. 

Add soy sauce, chilli-garlic sauce, salt and tomato ketchup (if using) and mix well. 

Reduce the heat, and add the cold cooked rice and mix well.

Fry for about 3-5 min and remove from heat.

I garnished with sliced onions and served for lunch on a weekend.

Sending this to Srivalli's "Kid's Delight - Restaurant Recreation" happening at Versatile Kitchen.

Also to Umm Mymoonah's "Anyone Can Cook".

If you have missed my posts in this week long Marathon here they are- 
Day 1 Sago-Carrot-Almond Kheer
Day 2 Home Made Popcorn
Day 3 Pesarapappu-Atukula Ponganalu
Day 4 Methi Thepla
Day 5 Couscous Idli
Day 6 Chayote Squash - Tomato Curry
Day 7 Chinese Fried Rice (the current post)

Preparation Time 35 min
Serves 3-4 Adults
Posted by Harini on Thursday, March 10, 2011


  1. Ohh Yummy!!!!

  2. Srivalli Says:
  3. That's quite a different version was fun doing this marathon with you..:)

  4. Archana Says:
  5. Lovely pics

  6. Fried Rice looks very delicious and nutritious. Excellent clicks.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Ila Says:
  8. Looks yummy and super delicious :)

  9. hmmmm....sounds divine..
    Tasty appetite

  10. tempting inviting and delicious fried rice.

  11. Unknown Says:
  12. its always is a quick and easy one...and surely enjoyed by kids love it too!....looks yum!!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  13. Priya Suresh Says:
  14. Quite a fabulous looking friend rice, very tempting..

  15. Usha Says:
  16. Love fried rice! yours looks very tasty!

  17. Pavani Says:
  18. Love fried rice any time of the day. Looks yummm.. It was fun running the marathon with you Harini. Hope to do it again very soon. Enjoy your weekend.

  19. aipi Says:
  20. Love this of my most fav one pot meal!
    Looks delicious..

    US Masala

  21. Chinese Fried rice looks so inviting.. Love the color..
    Herbs & Flowers in my Platter - Coriander/Cilantro

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