Takeout Beef Fried Rice

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Craving takeaway but want to stay at home? Beef Fried Rice is the perfect solution! Skip the restaurant and make this delicious and flavorful dish in the comfort of your own home. Tender beef, crispy vegetables and fluffy rice are tossed in a delicious sauce you’ll love!

Beef Fried Rice is a classic Asian-inspired dish that is often the first choice for takeout lovers. While it’s easy to order from a restaurant, making this dish at home is just as easy, and you can control the ingredients and flavors to your liking. Plus, with this recipe, you can enjoy the same delicious flavors of your favorite restaurant dishes without leaving home. So why not give it a try and impress your family and friends with your own homemade version of the popular takeout classic?

Takeaway Beef Fried Rice is not an authentic Chinese recipe, but a typical American version of a Chinese takeout restaurant. Stay At Home Chef uses ingredients that are readily available to most people in the US and Canada, making it easy for anyone to sample world cuisine, even if they have limited travel opportunities or limited access to local ingredients.

What kind of rice is best for fried rice?

For best results, we recommend using long grain rice such as jasmine or basmati when making fried rice. While using next-day rice is traditional, you can also use freshly cooked rice by allowing it to cool and dry slightly before adding it to the skillet. The reason is that freshly cooked rice is too wet and sticky, which can lead to clumpy, mushy fried rice. But don’t worry, by using cold rice that’s already dried, you can get the perfect, separated grains that make fried rice so satisfying. So whether you choose next-day rice or freshly cooked rice, be sure to let it cool and dry before frying for the most delicious, restaurant-quality fried rice.

protein options

While this recipe calls for steak, you can easily make it yourself by substituting other meats such as chicken, pork, or shrimp. Or, if you’re looking for a meatless version, just omit the meat and add more veggies!

Regular vs. Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is the main ingredient in this recipe. If you want to reduce your sodium intake, you can always use low sodium soy sauce.

frequently asked questions

Can I use other veggies besides peas and carrots?

Absolutely! Feel free to add other vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli or sprouts and make it your own.

Do I need a wok to make fried rice?

While a wok is the traditional way to make fried rice, you can also use a large skillet or wok.

Can I use something else instead of beef?

Yes, you can easily make your own by substituting other meats such as chicken, pork or shrimp. Or, if you’re looking for a meatless version, just omit the meat and add more veggies!

How can I keep my fried rice from getting mushy?

Just be sure to use cold, cooked rice and don’t overcrowd the pan when frying. This will help the rice cook evenly and stay fluffy. Also, be careful not to overcook the vegetables as they will release their moisture and make the rice mushy.

Do I have to marinate the meat?

We love the extra flavor that marinating gives meat, but you can always skip it and just cook with a 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, and ginger seasoning mix.

service suggestion

Garnish with extra chopped onion and serve with steamed broccoli or egg rolls for a complete dinner.

Top view of beef fried rice in a wok.

Storage and Reheating Recommendations

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through, adding a little water or broth to keep the rice from drying out.

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Beef fried rice served in a bowl.

Craving takeaway but want to stay at home? Beef Fried Rice is the perfect solution! Skip the restaurant and make this delicious and flavorful dish in the comfort of your own home. Tender beef, crispy vegetables and fluffy rice are tossed in a delicious sauce you’ll love!

Preparation time 25 minute

cooking time 20 minute

marinade 30 minute

total time 1 Hour 15 minute

raw material

  • 1 pound steak cut into 1/2-inch pieces (such as sirloin, tri-tip, or round steaks)
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce Elective
  • 1 tablespoon i am willow
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 1/2 cup Frozen Peas and Carrots
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 big egg beating
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup i am willow regular or low sodium

instruct

  • In a small bowl, combine oyster sauce and soy sauce. Pour the mixture over the beef cubes and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

  • In a large skillet or wok, heat the cooking oil and sesame oil over medium-high heat. When heated, add the marinated beef and season with pepper and ginger. Fry for 5-7 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low, remove beef from pot, and set aside. Add frozen peas and carrots to skillet and sauté for about 2 minutes. Add another tablespoon of oil if desired.

  • Add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.

  • Push the vegetables to the side of the pan and pour in the beaten eggs. Cook the eggs with the scrambled vegetables.

  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the cooked beef, rice and scallions. Stir carefully to combine.

  • Drizzle with soy sauce and let the plate heat thoroughly.

  • Serve hot!

Calories: 301kcal | carbohydrate: 40G | protein: 8G | fat: 12G | Saturated fat: 2G | Polyunsaturated fats: 3G | Monounsaturated fats: 6G | Trans fat: 0.01G | cholesterol: 109mg | sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 360mg | fiber: 4G | sugar: 3G | Vitamin A: 4196unit | Vitamin C: 17mg | calcium: 54mg | iron: 2mg

Takeaway Beef Fried Rice