Chicken fried rice with ginger and sesame oil

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In my student days, I didn’t really have a large selection of utensils or pots in my kitchen. Even though I use a wok now, you don’t necessarily need one to make fried rice – I used to fry rice in a pot (seriously).

Sesame oil comes in two types, white and black. For this recipe, we use the black sesame oil, because the flavour is stronger and provides an aromatic scent. My mama always said that this recipe is ideal for winter.

Serves 4 people


  • 2 large chicken breasts (diced)
  • 1 large piece of fresh ginger (sliced)
  • 3 cups of Japanese rice (cooked)
  • 4 large eggs (beaten)
  • black sesame oil
  • salt to taste


  • Cook the rice
  • Separately marinade the chicken in 1 tbsp of black sesame oil, ginger and salt by rubbing the flavours into the chicken and letting it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Separately stir fry the eggs (add some salt for taste) and remove from heat
  • Stir fry the chicken and ginger till cooked (avoid cooking for tooΒ  long – dry chicken is not cool)
  • Add the rice to the chicken and ginger
  • Drizzle black sesame oil to the rice
  • Add fried eggs to the rice and chicken
  • Add salt to taste


7 Responses

  1. Colleen
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    That is most interesting. I only thought that you could get one sesame oil. I must keep my eyes peeled for the Black Sesame Oil…I love fried rice, I love ginger, I love chicken, This can ONLY be a good thing hehe…thanx for sharing xx

    • Ming-Cheau
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      Any day Colly! Thanks for the support πŸ™‚ I’m going to do a list of all Asian supermarkets in CT as well for a post soon.

  2. jhnepic
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    this is my absolute favourite winter food!!
    one of the best comfort foods, SO QUICK AND EASY!! LOVE IT!!

    • Ming-Cheau
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      I’m glad you love it! Lots more coming your way πŸ™‚

  3. Hila
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    Ok I love fried rice too but what I love even more are your Tigger chopstix! want!

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hehe, didn’t think that anyone would actually notice them. We have the whole set of characters at home! πŸ™‚

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