Golden Fried Rice

新年快乐,好运旺旺来。Happy Chinese New Year :) This golden fried rice (黄金炒饭) has a vibrantly auspicious ‘golden’ hue signifying riches and prosperity. The bright yellow is 100% natural and solely from egg yolks.

Leftover Egg White Idea:
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Steamed Prawn with Egg White Recipe
I was making steamed prawns with egg whites (pictured above) and knew that the leftover egg yolks will come in handy to make this “golden” fried rice, especially now that we are in the midst of CNY.

Golden Egg Fried Rice Recipe
I used roast pork (bought from the Chinese roast meat stall) as the main protein for the fried rice. You can use other protein such as chicken, tofu or prawn if you don’t eat pork.

Step-by-Step Photos

Golden Egg Fried Rice Recipe
Add egg yolk, 1 at a time to mix in a bowl of cooked white or brown rice. Note: I used brown rice here which did not dull the brillant yellow hue of the fried rice.

Golden Egg Fried Rice Recipe
Use enough egg yolks to fully coat the rice grains in a yellow hue. You may need 4-6 egg yolks for 300g cooked rice, depending on the size of the eggs.

Golden Egg Fried Rice Recipe
In a wok pan, stir-fry shallots, garlic and diced roast pork until aromatic.

Golden Egg Fried Rice Recipe
Add in the coated cooked rice, diced carrots, corn nibblets and seasoning. Stir-fry on high heat until the egg is cooked.

Golden Egg Fried Rice Recipe


Golden Fried Rice Recipe

You can substitute the roast pork (siu yuk) in this recipe with other protein such as chicken, tofu or prawn.

For best results when cooking fried rice, use cooked rice that has been refrigerated overnight (or minimum 2 hours). Refrigerating the rice keeps the grains dry so that they won’t stick to each other during stir frying.


  • 300 grams cooked white or brown rice*
  • 4-6 egg yolks (add one by one as required)
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 10 grams unsalted butter
  • 100 grams roast pork 烧肉 (home-made or store-bought) diced
  • 4 shallots sliced thinly
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 50 grams diced carrot and/or corn nibblets
  • 1 tbsp chicken or mushroom seasoning powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt to taste
  • chopped spring onions to garnish

* approximately cooked from 1 cup raw (short or long grain) rice


  1. Coat the rice with egg yolk. In a bowl of cooked rice, add egg yolks one by one, stirring and coating the rice grains in it. You will need 4-6 eggs depending on the size of the egg yolks.
  2. Saute aromatics. In a wok pan, heat oil and melt butter. Saute shallots and garlic until the shallots start to soften. Add roast pork and stir-fry until everything is fragrant.
  3. Cook the fried rice. Add egg-coated rice, carrot, corn, chicken seasoning powder and garlic salt. Stir-fry until the egg is cooked. Season to taste with more salt only if needed. Garnish with spring onions to serve.