Stir-fried Rice with XO Sauce

About the author: Born in Shanghai and raised in New Mexico, Chichi Wang currently resides in Manhattan, where she divides her time between writing, cooking, and tracking down the best noodles in the city. Visit her blog, Mostly Tripe.

Note: XO sauce is a Chinese sauce made from dried seafood and ham. It can be found in most Asian markets.

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Stir-fried Rice with XO Sauce

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 4
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:20 minutes
Special equipment:wok
This recipe appears in: Chichi's Chinese: XO Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into halves lengthwise then cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 4 cups cold rice, preferably day-old
  • 5 eggs, well-beaten with 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons XO sauce (see note above)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil, optional
  • Sliced scallions


  1. 1

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok over high heat until smoking, then add zucchini and stir-fry until tender, about 2 minutes. Remove from the wok, then add another tablespoon of oil. Add the eggs and stir-fry over high heat, until almost cooked through. Remove from the wok.

  2. 2

    Add the XO sauce to the wok. Turn the heat to medium-low, then add the rice and stir-fry, breaking up clumps. Add the soy sauce and chili oil. Taste and add more condiments as needed. Add the eggs and the zucchini, and stir to mix well. Serve immediately, garnishing with scallions.

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