Chinese beef fried rice is one of those dishes where you get the amount of protein and carbohydrates you need to honour the old adage: full belly, happy heart. It’s a nutritious dish, perfect for satisfying a voracious appetite, and a very special bonus: it’s easy to make. It’s perfect for those days when you don’t want to interrupt a well-deserved break but at the same time your stomach is growling.
This rice is prepared in record time. You only need about 15 minutes to work magic in the kitchen with this recipe that we are going to show you, and that we are sure, will leave you so happy that you will treasure it.
What Is Chinese Beef Fried Rice?
Cantonese cuisine has provided one of the most delicious and easy to prepare dishes that few people can resist and that many love because it gives them the opportunity to incorporate ingredients to their liking, achieving a dish with a flavour more suited to their palate.
This is Chinese fried rice, a meal where just by varying the animal protein, you get a variety of flavours that you can enjoy throughout the week, such as Chinese beef fried rice, which we will show you how to prepare.
How to Make Chinese Beef Fried Rice?
This dish is not complicated at all. All you need is some white rice cooked the day before and thinly sliced or diced beef fillets – these are your base ingredients!
You’ll discover the rest as you go along, but you can find recipes with few ingredients (which is probably what you’re looking for) and recipes with more ingredients, such as those that are usually prepared in Latin countries with some vegetables and pulses, such as carrots, peas and Chinese sprouts.
Whether you choose one recipe or another will depend on what you are looking for, what you have in the fridge and, above all, how much time you have or want to spend in the kitchen.
Chinese Beef Fried Rice: Recipe Ready in 15 minutes
If you want to spend little time in the kitchen, but still want to eat delicious food. This recipe will fit you like a glove. Follow the directions and enjoy!
2 cups of cooked beef (best sirloin steak)
3 beaten eggs
3 chopped spring onions or green onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
¼ cup vegetable oil
4 cups of white rice (best if chilled and day old)
2 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
¼ teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
- Prepare the sauce by mixing the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and white pepper, and set aside.
- Heat a frying pan to smoking point. When it reaches a high temperature, lower the heat and pour the cold vegetable oil into the pan, coating the entire surface.
- Remove the oil after coating the pan and set aside.
- Increase the temperature of your frying pan to high heat and add vegetable oil.
- Add diced cooked beef and sauté for 15 seconds or until fragrant.
- Add minced garlic and ginger, and sauté for another 10 seconds.
- Add the beaten eggs and mix with the garlic, ginger and cooked meat. Do not let the egg burn.
- Add the rice and mix with the rest of the cooked ingredients in the pot.
- When the rice separates and is hot, add the sauce we made at the beginning and continue mixing until all the rice turns brown.
- Add the optional cooked vegetables and the spring onions or green onions and serve.
- Enjoy your beef fried rice!
- If you are a bit lazy when it comes to cooking, it will do you good to prepare an adequate amount of white rice and keep several portions in the fridge so that you can prepare Chinese fried rice during the week. You can add whatever protein or vegetables you like.
- When preparing white rice, do not add salt, and if you do, try to keep the amount to a minimum. Soy and oyster sauces are quite salty and they will give the rice the saltiness it needs.
- If you don’t have a wok, don’t worry. Chinese fried rice with beef can be stir-fried in a frying pan, following the technique of the Chinese masters, over high heat very quickly to keep the consistency firm.
- An adult needs to consume between 1800 and 2400 kilocalories per day, depending on gender.
- A 198g serving of Chinese fried rice with meat provides about 352 calories, 8g of fat, 16g of protein and 55g of carbohydrate.
- The most recommended cuts of meat are lean cuts, i.e. those that are very low in fat and cholesterol.
Do you want to explore the variety of fried rice offered by Chifa cuisine?
Chifa is a type of food that emerged in Peru as a result of the mixture between Chinese and Peruvian cuisine. It has a variety of dishes that are characterised by the explosion of flavours and combination of textures.
One of the star dishes is chaufa rice. The Peruvian version of Chinese fried rice, with the typical flavours of Peruvian gastronomy.
In Miami you can enjoy the different flavours of chaufa rice in our restaurant Chifa Du Kang. We serve beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, vegetable and mixed chaufa rice.
You can also explore other chifa dishes such as lomo saltado, wanton soup, fuchifu, chicken chijaukay, among others.
We are located at Kendall Dr and Bird. Visit us and discover authentic Chinese food with Peruvian influence.