Gourmet Fast app

Get our Gourmet Fast app and you can download 140 recipes for your iPhone.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe or renew this month for 12 issues and receive a Peugeot Clermont salt and pepper duo. Offer ends 26 October.

Gourmet on your iPad

Download the latest issue of Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Neil Perry's classic fried rice


You'll need

60 ml (¼ cup) peanut oil 4 green king prawns, peeled, cleaned and roughly chopped 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tsp finely chopped ginger 150 gm Chinese-style barbecue pork char siu (see note), roughly chopped 555 gm (3 cups) cooked rice 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp yellow bean soy sauce 1 tsp white sugar 2 tsp oyster sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 3 green onions, cut into julienne

Method

  • 01
  • Heat a wok until just smoking. Add 1 tbsp of peanut oil and, when hot, stirfry prawns until just cooked, then remove.
  • 02
  • Reheat the wok, add the eggs and move them around the wok gently until just set. Turn the egg out onto a plate and roughly chop with your wok spoon.
  • 03
  • Wipe the wok clean and reheat with the remaining peanut oil until just smoking. Add the garlic and ginger and stirfry until fragrant, then add the pork and cook for 1 minute. Add rice and stirfry for another minute, then return the prawns to the wok. Add the soy sauces, sugar, oyster sauce, sesame oil and ½ tsp sea salt, and stirfry until the rice is coated with sauce. Add the egg and green onion and toss together. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with freshly ground white pepper to serve.

NoteNeil Perry makes his own Chinese-style barbecue pork, also known as char siu. You can find the recipe in his book or, alternatively, it's available from Chinese barbecue shops.


This recipe is from Neil Perry's cookbook Balance and Harmony: Asian Food (Murdoch Books, $125, hbk).


At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
Win
tickets to TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil!

Thanks to Cirque du Soleil we have two double passes to give away in each of the cities that their new show TOTEM will be touring to. Get in quick!

Read More
Win
a trip to Hong Kong!

Win a three-night trip to Hong Kong for two people including a stay at The Peninsula Hong Kong and business-class flights on Qantas. Find out how you can win.

Enter now
Gourmet TV

Check out our video section for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

You might also like...

Quick meals

recipes

Nonna Lidia’s Christmas baccala, green olive and chilli salad

Beer recipes

recipes

Christmas pudding ice-cream

Summer seafood recipes

recipes

Raspberry and Mint Mojito

Summer salads

recipes

Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Quick summer meals

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Blueberry vanilla tart

Christmas classic recipes

recipes

Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Adriano Zumbo's Christmas recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

Christmas food gifts

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.