Yangzhou Fried Rice

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Yangzhou Fried Rice

Alternative names 扬州炒饭
Pinyin yáng zhōu chǎo fàn
Type Fried
Course main course
Place of origin China
Region or state Yangzhou
Associated national cuisine China
Created by Chinese
Invented Yi Bingshou
Serving temperature >100℃
Main ingredients Rice, Egg
Ingredients generally used Ham, Shrimp Meat
Similar dishes Unknown
Cook Time 20 mins


Yangzhou fried rice (Simplified Chinese: 扬州炒饭; Traditional Chinese: 揚州炒飯; Pinyin: yáng zhōu chǎo fàn;), also called “Yangzhou rice fried with egg”, is a classical delicious in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. The main foodstuffs are rice, ham, egg and shrimp meat etc.

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Salty, fresh.


Yangzhou fried rice is very strict with raw materials and cooked sophisticatedly and exquisitely, and focuses on colors matching. After frying, each grain of rice is dispersed well, loose, with approximate chewing hardness, color harmony, full gloss and various ingredients, and this dish is fresh and tender, smooth and delicious.

In Chinese(Pronunciation)

Simplified Chinese: 扬州炒饭;

Traditional Chinese: 揚州炒飯;

Pinyin: yáng zhōu chǎo fàn;


Calories (kcal) 146.39(Per 100 grams)

Carbohydrate (g) 15.45(Per 100 grams)

Fat (g) 5.99(Per 100 grams)

Protein (g) 7.28(Per 100 grams)

Cellulose (g) 0.33(Per 100 grams)


Yangzhou Fried Rice (Yang Zhou Chao Fan) is estimated to be 146 kcal per 100 grams of calories.


It is stated that when Emperor Yang of Sui Dynasty visited Jiangdu (current Yangzhou), he introduced his favorite "Broken golden rice" (Fried rice with eggs) into Yangzhou. Also some scholars think Yangzhou fried rice originally came from the ordinary citizens.


Yangzhou Fried Rice History

Spring and Autumn period

According to investigation, as early as the Spring and Autumn Period, boatmen sailing on Hangou(邗沟) of Yangzhou ancient canal began to eat fried rice with eggs. In the old days of Yangzhou, if there was leftovers for lunch, one or two eggs were beaten, seasonings such as chopped onions were added, and leftovers were fried to make fried rice fried with eggs at dinner time.

Ming Dynasty

In Ming Dynasty, the chefs in Yangzhou supplemented ingredients and shaped the embryonic form of Yangzhou fried rice.

Jiaqing of Qing Dynasties

During Jiaqing of Qing Dynasties, prefecture official Yi Bingshou(伊秉绶) in Yangzhou began to add shrimps meat, diced lean meat and ham etc. on the basis of Fried rice with eggs, and gradually evolved into a variety of mixed “Fried rice with eggs”, which tasted more delicious.


Afterwards, Chinese people, especially chefs in Yangzhou, who made a living overseas spread Yangzhou fried rice all over the world.


Egg is rich in protein, fat, vitamin, ion, calcium and potassium etc that are needed by human body.

Meat is tender, fresh and succulent, and is rich in protein content and can be absorbed and utilized.

Ham is tasty and its nutrients can be easily absorbed.

Yangzhou Fried Rice Health





Shrimp Meat

Green Beans


Corn Kernels

Chopped Onions

Shaoxing Rice Wine


Pepper Powder


Step 1

Cut ham into dices with size less than green bean. Mix liquid egg, salt and chopped onion.

Step 2

Add oil and in a frying pan and heating and make omelets.

Step 3

Add green beans, chopped onion, carrot and corn kernels and stir-fry.

Step 4

Add ham nuggets and Shaoxing rice wine.

Step 5

Add shrimp meat and continue stirring and season with salt and pepper powder.

Step 6

Add overnight rice and stir until fragrance.

Taboo Crowd

1. Diabetics patients should not eat more of it.

2. Patients who have kidney diseases or is too high with blood cholesterol are restricted to eat it.

3. Old people with bronchitis, recurrent allergic dermatitis and skin scabies should avoid eating.

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