Vietnamese Fried Rice (Com Chien) Recipe

by Simon
Vietnamese Fried Rice

Fried food has always been a favorite of many people, including fried rice. One of the delicious fried rice is Vietnamese Fried Rice. This recipe is easy to make and only uses a few ingredients that you probably have. This is great for your lunch or dinner. In just a few minutes, Vietnamese fried rice is ready to be tasted.

The first time I liked Vietnamese Fried Rice was at dinner at a restaurant in Malaysia, it turned out that this rice was simple but had a tempting taste. It doesn’t use too many ingredients, but it can bring out the taste and deliciousness. This rice is getting more and more delicious on my tongue, so every time I go out at night, I often order Vietnamese Fried Rice.

Here, I will share the recipe with all of you. This Vietnamese rice recipe is suitable to try at any time. If you like it, you should provide some ingredients in the refrigerator, always have the ingredients in the refrigerator so that whenever you like, you can immediately make it yourself.

Prepare Chinese sausage (lap cheong)

Chinese sausage is a must-have ingredient in Vietnamese fried rice recipes. Usually, Chinese sausage is available in two versions, savory and spicy. Chinese sausages are usually made from pork or lard. However, you can choose a non-pork version such as one that uses chicken. Meanwhile, the spicy version of the sausage is made from chilies.

Vietnamese Fried Rice has a unique and pleasant taste. You can find materials such as Chinese chickpeas in grocery stores. If you live close to an Asian grocery store, you can usually find it there. But if you live far from Asian grocery stores, then you can easily buy it in online stores. This ingredient should not be skipped because it will give a delicious and unique taste.


Most of the ingredients you use will already be in your freezer. In this recipe, we use shrimp, you can swap it for chicken, or pork. If you use frozen shrimp, thaw them first and this will take you around 15 minutes extra time to thaw.

Vietnamese Fried Rice Ingredients

Frozen mixed vegetables are also great to add to Vietnamese fried rice. You can buy mixed vegetables that contain corn, peas, carrots, and several brands of mixed vegetables that also contain green beans.

Chicken powder and ground white pepper are spices that you definitely have in your kitchen. Chicken powder can add a little yellow color, if you don’t have ground white pepper you can use black pepper. If you use black pepper, then adjust the taste according to taste because it is impossible to follow the rules. Black pepper is different from white pepper in that it has an earthier taste. So, add black pepper according to your preference and do not add according to the amount of ground white pepper.

Using cold rice vs freshly cooked rice

The best rice for making Vietnamese Fried Rice is rice that has been left out for a day because it will be drier so it is delicious when fried. Meanwhile, when rice is just cooked, it will usually be soft and this will give a watery texture and be less enjoyable to enjoy as fried rice. We do not recommend using hot or freshly cooked rice.

Alternative if you don’t have leftover rice. You can cook rice as usual, but then cool it by removing it from the rice cooker, cooling it under a fan so that the rice is cold and not hot.



As a fried rice hunter, you can follow these tips to cook Vietnamese Fried Rice with maximum results.

You have to use meat or seafood, you can choose to use chicken, pork or shrimp. You can also use other ingredients such as shellfish or crab. Use more vegetables, if you omit chicken powder, you can use mushroom powder.

Use a wok if you’ve got one

If you have a wok, this is very good to use for making fried foods at high heat such as Vietnamese Fried Rice and others. You can use a large wok and this will make it easier for you to fry it.

Cook with chopsticks

Why cook Vietnamese fried rice with chopsticks? This is such a perfect dish that even you have to stir the eggs with chopsticks. According to them, using chopsticks is much easier than using a spatula. With chopsticks you can easily control your eggs, where and how to scramble them. Chopsticks are also good when frying, if you want, you can also use eating chopsticks. If you don’t have one, we suggest you buy a pair of chopsticks to make this job easier.

Vietnamese Fried Rice

Vietnamese Fried Rice (Com Chien) Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 640 calories 31 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 2 tablespoons neutral cooking oil
  • 8-10 medium-sized shrimp (150 grams), peeled, deveined, tails removed and cut into pieces
  • 1 small yellow or sweet onion (110 grams), chopped
  • 3 Chinese sausages (lap cheong), diced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups (300 grams) frozen mixed vegetables, you can thaw them or leave them frozen, when cooked they will thaw themselves.
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ tablespoon chicken powder
  • ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ tablespoon white pepper
  • 6 cold cooked white rice or leftover rice (850 grams)
  • 4 eggs
  • Fish sauce 1 to 2 teaspoons (optional).


  1. Heat a frying pan over high heat and add one tablespoon of oil.
  2. Add the prawns and stir for one minute or until cooked
  3. Remove and set aside, and increase heat to high
  4. Add the onions and cook for one minute
  5. Add sausage, stir for 3 minutes
  6. Add garlic and cook for one minute
  7. Add the vegetables and cook for 2 minutes, if they are still frozen you may need to increase the cooking time.
  8. Add white rice, stir with vegetables. Continue mixing, until the rice turns brown. Make sure the rice is not lumpy.
  9. Add previously cooked shrimp, season with salt, chicken powder, sugar and white pepper (you can substitute black pepper but adjust). Stir again.
  10. Push the rice to the side and add the remaining cooking oil to the center of the pan. Add the egg, and stir until half cooked, and quickly add the rest of the food, keep stirring for a while, the egg will cook and the egg will coat some of the rice.
  11. Remove from heat and add fish sauce, because this is optional, you can use it or skip it. If you add fish sauce, taste and check the taste. Good luck!
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