The Story of Yangzhou Fried Rice
There is an endless variety of ingredients in Yangzhou Fried Rice; Also sometimes called House or Special Fried Rice at your local Chinese restaurant.
The core ingredients are generally pork, shrimp, vegetables, and eggs, but traditional versions may also include chicken, sea cucumber, bamboo shoots, and scallops.
The dish gets its name from the city of Yangzhou in China's Jiangsu province, where it is said that sailors started to put leftover scraps from their lunch into fried rice for dinner.
Others say that the dish actually originated in Guangzhou. Whatever its origins, this dish is beloved worldwide for its colorful and balanced mixture of delicious ingredients.
This recipe is incredibly versatile and is perfect for that moment when you need to use up leftover ingredients.
Check out a quick story summary of our recipe!