Fried Rice with XO Sauce

My hubby loves fried rice. When we first moved to Taipei, he discovered an eatery which serves fried rice that is cooked to perfection - flavourful and full of breath of wok. For the next few months, he went to the same eatery (unfortunately I had to go with him) and ordered the same dish every Saturday until I had to plead with him to go somewhere else.

Anyway, I cooked fried rice with XO sauce for lunch today, knowing that my hubby would love it. As expected, he had two big servings and gobbled it up in mere minutes. He even asked if I could make some for him to bring to work tomorrow. So right after lunch, I cooked some rice, kept it in the fridge for a few hours and prepared the same dish again at night.

Fried Rice with XO Sauce Recipe

Overnight rice for two
2 eggs
1/4 onion, chopped finely
1/2 red capsicum, chopped finely
100g minced pork
2 tablespoons XO sauce (or more)
1 stalk spring onion, chopped finely
Salt and pepper, to taste

Marinade for minced pork:
1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
a few drops of sesame oil
Pepper, to taste

1) Marinate pork for at least 15 minutes, set aside.
2) Heat up wok, and when the wok is hot enough, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Pour egg into the wok, stir quickly to scramble the egg. When the egg is almost cooked through, dish out and set aside.
3) In the same wok, add onion, saute until fragrant. Add minced pork, continue to stir until the pork is almost cooked.
4) Add capsicum, make a few quick stirs, follow by rice and XO sauce. Stir quickly and make sure that all ingredients are mixed well.
5) Add egg, spring onions, salt and pepper, and make a few more stirs. Dish up and serve hot.


Lovely! Fried rice is so addictive.


Michelle Chin said…
this is certainly my favorite form of fried rice, apart from kampung fried rice. hehe
Jasmin said…
I think we've all been spoilt by Mum—I have the same constant craving for fried rice cooked with good wok hei, and totally understand why he's gone back week after week to eat the same dish!
tigerfish said…
For Chinese, we sometimes say that such a husband is "easy to feed". Makes it easier for the wife who cooks, right?
Elin said…
At least your hubby love fried rice. I wish mine will take to fried rice more often :) then life would be more easier...for me I love fried rice especially with kimchi....I want to try your fried rice with XO sauce. Since your hubby took two servings, I guess it must be delicious ! :))
Simply Tia said…
This fried rice looks super good. I have to go hunt for XO sauce now.
Robert Richards said…
Thanks for sharing this recipe. Now, I have to get to the store to get the ingredients!
wiffy said…
yes, what a coincidence that we posted XO fried rice at around the same time... yours look gorgeous. it's a good sign that it's super tasty when you have to cook seconds within the same day :)
YUM. I don't think I've had XO sauce. I'll have to try it.
daphne said…
love fried rice in any form so I know xo is perfect.. now can there every be carbless rice?
MrsLavendula said…
looks great! rice is so versatile its good with almost anything!
Anonymous said…
what brand is good?
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Anonymous said…
Your fried rice looks yummy even though I do not really eat pork! :) I do not know why but I have never been able to produce a decent fried rice using the "fry ingredients, then rice" method. Even with using day-old rice, having enough wok hei etc. I always have to fry the rice first, then add all the other ingredients to get fried rice that is not clumpy or too wet. Sigh. I wish I had your skill. Love your blog btw.