How to Make Yellow Fried Rice (Pork Fried Rice)

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How to Make Yellow Fried Rice (Pork Fried Rice)

Yellow Fried Rice is specifically from the United States and is not authentic fried rice by any means.  This yellow fried rice was created because of the inexpensive long grain rice in the market.  These long grain rice are not suitable for consumers as when the rice is cooked, it will have a slightly light brown color on some parts of the rice thus are not sold to individual consumers.

This is where the opportunity present itself to the Chinese-American restaurants, given the abundance of inexpensive long grain rice in the market they had to take advantage of this situation.  So what could we do with all these inexpensive long grain rice?  Well, why not make fried rice with them just like the Spanish Paella but instead of the actual Spanish Paella flavor, we will make it taste somewhat of a mix between Chinese and Spanish rice.  The result was a success, especially in low income areas of the United States.  Thus, this rice caught on to the rest of America’s Chinese-American restaurants. Although, not every Chinese-American restaurants adopted this fried rice, some still prefer the brown fried rice as it is authentic version.

When making this Fried Rice, there is no additional seasoning required as the rice is already flavored.  The fried rice will complement any ingredients during the actual cooking process of the fried rice.  Thus, making the taste consistent every time when you cook the fried rice.

In this video, I made Pork Fried Rice as it is the most frequently ordered fried rice.

Ingredients: (Serving Size: 1)

-Fried Rice:
Long Grain Rice: 2 cups or 400 g
Water: 600 mL or 2.54 cups
Sugar: 1 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Chicken Powder: 1 1/2 tsp
White Pepper: 1/6 tsp
Oil: 2 tbsp
Yellow Egg Shade: 1/4 tsp

Fried Rice: Any meats, seafood and or vegetables:
Roast Pork/Char Siu: 100 g or 3.5 oz
Spanish Onion: 50-100 g or 1.76-3.5 oz
Green Onion: 1-2 tbsp or 1 sprig (green part)
Water: 2 tbsp
Oil: 2 tbsp



  1. Greetings from Brooklyn NY. Wanted to know if you would share the original recipe that included MSG. i would really appreciate it.

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  2. I would love the restaurant version!! I have an Asian market near me and have MSG! Thanks in advance!

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  3. can you put any chicken powder or is there a specific brand that you use?

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