Homemade Beef Fried Rice is easy to make and healthier than takeout. It can be loaded with vegetables which add vitamins, minerals and fiber to the meal. It can also be made lower in calories by using brown rice instead of traditional white rice. Adding less oil and salt to the dish will make it lower in fat and sodium as well. It is important to note that although this recipe is healthy, the amount of sodium in the sauce and the quantity of beef used can still be high.
The key ingredients in this recipe are cooked rice, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, Shao Xing wine and sesame oil. You will also need some lean beef and a few frozen peas and carrots to provide texture, vitamins and minerals. Finely chopped ginger and garlic are also added for flavor. The best rice to use is long-grain or jasmine rice since it holds up better under heat and doesn't clump as much.
When it comes to the beef, choose a tender cut such as sirloin or flank steak. You can also use leftover steak or smoked brisket for even more flavor. You will want to marinate the beef in the ingredients for at least 20 minutes. This will give it more flavor and make it extra tender.
The egg in this dish is an important ingredient as it provides protein, helps the sauce cling to the beef and helps the rice stick together. If you don't have any eggs on hand, a couple of tablespoons of milk will work just as well.