Chow Farn (Fried Rice)

Chow Farn (Fried Rice)

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This is one of the basic dishes of Chinese cuisine and can be either served on its own, or used as an elaborate rice accompaniment dish.
Servings: 4
Calories: 457


  • 8 oz Long-grain rice soaked in cold water for 30 minutes and drained
  • 15 floz Water
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs Vegetable oil
  • 2 Medium onions finely chopped
  • 8 oz Cooked ham finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs Petits pois
  • 2 Medium tomatoes blanched, peeled and quartered
  • 8 oz Frozen shrimps thawed and shelled
  • 1 Tbs Soy sauce
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten


  • Put the rice into a saucepan and pour over the water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.
  • Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked and tender. Remove from the heat.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions and fry until they are soft. Stir in the ham, petits pois, tomatoes, shrimps and remaining salt and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the cooked rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the soy sauce and egg and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Transfer the mixture to a warmed serving dish and serve at once.
Calories: 457 kcal
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Protein: 30 g
Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 174 mg
Sodium: 1875 mg
Potassium: 643 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 630 IU
Vitamin C: 29 mg
Calcium: 87 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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