Yangchow Fried Rice


Preparation info
  • Served as a single course, this would be enough for

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

This delicate fried-rice dish has an assortment of ingredients and is lightened by a cupful of bean sprouts or a scattering of shredded lettuce. If you use bean sprouts, pluck off the tails (the very end), since they would blemish an otherwise delicate and elegant dish.


  • ¼ pound small shrimp
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • ½ cup


Shell the shrimp and devein if necessary; slice them lengthwise in half and cut each half into ¼-inch pieces. Mix the shrimp with the coating and set aside while you prepare and set out all the other ingredients.

Heat a wok or large, heavy skillet over high heat until hot; add