Yangzhou Fried Brown Rice 扬州炒饭

The chewy texture of Heavenly Brown Rice and the crunchy texture of prawns along with char siew, veggies, and an appetising seasoning sauce make our Yangzhou Fried Brown Rice recipe a delicious, luxurious fried rice dish!

Servings 3-4
Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Skill Level Easy
  • 1 + 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 120g char siew
  • 4 Dried shiitake mushrooms (pre-soaked overnight)
  • 75g edamame peas, pods removed
  • 3 bowls of cooked brown rice
  • 2 stalks of green onions
  • 130g prawns, peeled
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp mushroom soaking water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp stock concentrate
  • 1 tsp shaoxing wine
  1. Squeeze out excess water from the 4 pre-soaked shiitake mushrooms and keep the soaking water for later. Slice the shiitake mushrooms.
  2. Chop the green onions, char siew and peeled prawns into smaller pieces.
  3. Marinate the prawns with salt and cornstarch for 15 min.
  4. Make the seasoning sauce by adding all the sauce ingredients together.
  5. In a heated pan, add 1 Tbsp oil and prawns. Stir-fry for 1 min then set aside.
  6. Stir-fry the shiitake mushrooms for 30sec then add the char siew and cook for another 30sec. Add the edamame and seasoning sauce and continue to cook for 30sec. Set aside.
  7. Heat up 2 Tbsp of oil in the same pan and cook the beaten eggs on low heat till they’re slightly scrambled.
  8. Increase to high heat and add the brown rice, pressing down on the rice to break up the clumps and stir-fry for a few minutes until the rice looks loose.
  9. Add the stir-fried char siew, mushroom and edamame and continue to cook for 1 min.
  10. Toss in the prawns and cook for another 30sec.
  11. Lastly, add the green onions and give it a quick mix. Ready to serve!
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