In the realm of comfort foods, few dishes rival the humble yet immensely satisfying beef fried rice.

This timeless recipe combines tender slices of beef, fluffy rice, and an array of veggies like green onions, bell peppers, sweet onions or ginger, resulting in a symphony of flavours and textures that delight the palate.

Today, we delve into the art of creating the perfect beef fried rice recipe, exploring the nuances of ingredient selection, seasoning, and serving suggestions that elevate this beloved rice-based recipe to new heights.

Why You Should Try This Recipe?

This recipe offers a tantalizing blend of protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables, making it a well-rounded meal that satisfies both hunger and cravings.

With its simple yet flavourful ingredients, this dish is perfect for busy weeknights or leisurely weekend dinners. Plus, by mastering the art of this delicious meal, you gain a versatile cooking skill that can be adapted to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.

Selecting the Ideal Rice Variety for Your Beef Fried Rice

Central to the success of any fried rice dish is the choice of fresh rice. Opting for the right variety ensures that your fried rice achieves the perfect balance of texture and flavor.

For our beef fried rice recipe, we recommend using Dainty jasmine rice, renowned for its fragrant aroma and fluffy texture. This premium rice variety provides the ideal base for absorbing the savoury flavours of the dish, resulting in a satisfying culinary experience.

While jasmine rice is our preferred choice, you may also experiment with other varieties like basmati rice, brown rice or white rice, to suit your preferences. Dainty’s Royal Long Grain Rice offers another excellent option, with its delicate grains and versatile nature. Whichever type you choose, be sure to follow the cooking instructions carefully to achieve optimal results.

Now, let’s dive into the heart of our beef fried rice recipe, courtesy of the esteemed Dainty Chef, Jonathan Cheung.

Beef and Lettuce Fried Rice Recipe

Beef and Lettuce Fried Rice Recipe



  • 2 cups/500ml Dainty Jasmine Rice
  • 8 oz/225g Top Sirloin Beef, trimmed and sliced very thin
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • 5 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup/125ml frozen Peas
  • ½ cup/125ml frozen Corn
  • 2 cups/500ml shredded Iceberg Lettuce
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 Scallions, trimmed and sliced thin



Cook the Dainty Jasmine Rice according to package details. When done, pour the rice onto a large baking sheet, spread out, and allow to steam dry and cool for 15–20 minutes.


Place the sliced beef in a small bowl and mix in the baking soda. This will help tenderize the meat. Set aside.


Crack the 2 eggs into a small bowl and whip until smooth. Set aside.


Preheat a wok or large frying pan or skillet over high heat. When very hot, add in 2 tbsp oil. When the oil starts to shimmer, or starts to lightly smoke, add in the sliced beef. Cook over high heat until fully cooked. About 5 minutes. Pour back into the bowl and set aside. Wipe or rinse the wok and place it back over high heat.


When very hot, add in the remaining oil. When the oil starts to shimmer, or starts to lightly smoke, add in the egg. It should puff up a bit in the very hot oil. Stir the egg gently one time, and when it is mostly cooked, but still a bit liquid, quickly add in the cooled rice. Using a large spoon, stir the rice and the egg together.


Without stirring too much, stir-fry the cooked rice and egg together until the rice heats up. As it is heating up, gently press out any clumped up rice with the back of the spoon.


When the rice is warmed through, stir in the peas, corn, lettuce, cooked beef, soy sauce, salt, and sugar. Stir to combine and allow to continue cooking over high heat until the peas and corn are warmed through. Adjust seasoning with a bit more salt if needed.


Stir in the sliced scallions and serve immediately.


TIP: You can use leftover rice for this recipe, it’s even better!

Elevating Taste: Exploring Seasonings and Alternative Ingredients For Your Beef Fried Rice

While the classic beef fried rice recipe is undeniably delicious, there’s always room for experimentation and innovation in the kitchen to create a different version of this complete meal.

Consider adding a dash of sesame oil for a nutty aroma, or sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and black pepper for added texture and flavour.

For a touch of heat, incorporate pepper flakes, chili flakes, oyster sauce or sriracha sauce or chili sauce to awaken the taste buds. You can always add regular soy sauce to the rice grains to add a simple ingredient to your tasty dish.

If you’re not allergic, consider adding some peanuts to the plate to add a nutty flavour and offer a presentation worthy of great restaurants.

Additionally, feel free to customize the recipe by substituting steak or ground beef with pieces of chicken, shrimp, or tofu for a delightful variation if you’re not a fan of beef.

For Keto eaters, consider using cauliflower rice!

Complementary Dishes and Serving Suggestions

Pair your beef fried rice with complimentary dishes to create a complete and satisfying meal. Stir-fried vegetables or steamed broccoli make excellent side dishes, providing a contrast in aromatic flavours and textures.

For a complete dining experience, serve your beef fried rice alongside egg drop soup or hot and sour soup for a comforting start to the meal. Alternatively, enjoy it with pot stickers or spring rolls for a delightful Asian-inspired feast.

Beef fried rice stands as a testament to the beauty of simple yet flavourful cuisine with its perfect consistency. With its versatile ingredients and customizable nature, this dish offers endless possibilities for culinary creativity.

Whether you’re a novice cook or a seasoned chef, mastering the art of beef fried rice opens up a world of delicious possibilities. So, gather your ingredients, fire up the wok, and embark on a culinary journey that is sure to delight your taste buds.

For more delicious rice recipes, visit Dainty’s Rice Recipes. Explore our premium rice varieties, including Dainty jasmine rice and Dainty royal Long Grain Rice, to elevate your cooking to new heights.

With each mouthful of savoury beef, fluffy rice, and crisp vegetables, you’ll savour the robust flavours and textures that make beef fried rice a beloved classic. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let the aroma of sizzling beef and fragrant rice fill your kitchen with the promise of a delicious meal. Bon appétit!