Hong Kong Style Beef Fried Rice

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Hong Kong Style Beef Fried Rice


Hong Kong Style Beef Fried Rice

Hong Kong Style Beef Fried Rice is one of those dishes that is a delicious one plate dish that has a little bit of everything. Egg, beef, and veggies. The one stand out ingredient is the lettuce. Lettuce in fried rice? Yes! It sounds totally strange, but the lettuce brings some good crunchiness to the dish.

This Fried Rice recipe goes well with Baked Chinese 5-spice Chicken, Lemongrass Chicken or Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops (Thit Heo Nuong Xa).

  • Author: Missing Lokness


  • 1½ cup uncooked rice
  • 2½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ head of iceberg lettuce (sliced into ¼-inch strips)
  • 2 green onions (finely chopped)

  • Marinade for beef

  • 1½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or sake
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • dash of ground white pepper


  1. The day before, cook the rice in a rice cooker. Once the rice is cooked, let it cool to room temperature. Keep in the fridge overnight in an airtight container.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients for the beef. Add beef and roughly combine. Marinate for 10 – 15 minutes at room temperature.
  3. In a large skillet or wok over high heat, add ½ tablespoon oil. Add the ground beef. Break them up into small pieces with a spatula. Cook until almost cooked through, about 90% done. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, wipe clean with a paper towel or clean under water if necessary. Turn the heat to medium, add 1 tablespoon oil. Add the eggs and scramble quickly with a spatula. Add the rice when the eggs are still runny. Break apart the rice and cut the eggs into little pieces. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon sugar. Toss and cook for at least 3 minutes or until everything is combined. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Mix well. Add beef and combine again. Lastly, add the lettuce and green onion. Toss well and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to serving plates. Serve immediately.


  • When combining the beef and marinade together, make sure not to over mix. The meat can turn sticky and stuck together, which will make it hard to separate during cooking.


  • Serving Size: 3
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