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Chaofan or Chinese Fried Rice with vegetables and egg.
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Chaofan (Chinese Fried Rice)

Turn your day-old rice into this delicious Chao Fan. This Chinese-style vegetable-studded fried rice is super easy to make and is as good as anything you've had at your fave Chinese restaurants!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: frozen vegetables, rice, stir-fry
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 4 cups cooked rice day old and refrigerated
  • 3 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables diced (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • ½ cup green onions - optional
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil - optional


  • Mash the rice gently with your hands to break apart lumps and loosen each grain. Set aside.
  • In a large pan or wok, heat butter or margarine over high heat until melted.
  • Add garlic and saute until golden. Add the frozen mixed vegetables and cook for 2 minutes or until no longer frozen and liquid evaporates.
  • Add the cooked rice, soy sauce, and oyster sauce and toss to mix. Cook for another minute, stirring from time to time.
  • Move everything to the sides and make room in the middle. Add a tablespoon of oil or butter then add the beaten eggs and stir and cook until scrambled. Make sure there are no big lumps.
  • Toss everything together several times to combine. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Cook for another minute or two without stirring.
  • Then add green onions and sesame oil and stir one last time before removing from heat.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3611IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg