Chinese Rice Dishes Menu

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China is the world’s largest rice producer, and one of the earliest centers of rice cultivation. For thousands of years, the Chinese people have been diligently cultivating their land for favorable harvests. The agricultural way of life, with rice as the center, has played an important role in China’s history. In the past, people held the belief that the precious things of life are the five grains with rice being number one, instead of pearls or jade.

For the Chinese people, rice is the staple food in everyday meals. They eat it as Westerners do with bread. Rice is cooked by boiling or steaming, till it absorbs as much water as it can.

There is a rich collection of rice dishes in China. Among them, fried rice might be the most popular not only in China, but also around the world. Depending on the types and amount of added ingredients, such as beans, chopped meat, vegetables, eggs, etc., as well as different manners of preparation, there have developed endless variations of fried rice.

Rice may also be made into rice porridge (congee). When cooking porridge, more water than usual is added to make the rice saturated with water and very soft and viscous. It is often served and eaten with pickles, bamboo shoots, salted duck eggs, pickled tofu and many other condiments. Besides a common food on the dining table, rice porridge can also serve as food therapy for the unwell by adding ingredients of therapeutic value.

Rice Dishes

EnglishChinesePronunciationCharacters
Fried Rice with Beef and Garlichēi jiāo xiāng suàn niú liǔ lì chǎofànhay jyaoww sshyang swann nyoh lyoh lee chaoww-fan黑椒香蒜牛柳粒炒饭
Rice with Braised Beef Briskethóngshāo niúnǎn fànhong-shaoww nyoh-nan fan红烧牛腩饭
Stewed Beef Ricehóngshāo niúròu fànhong-shaoww nyoh-roh fan红烧牛肉饭
Rice with Beefniúròu gài fànnyoh-roh geye fan牛肉盖饭
Fried Rice with Egg, Beef and Green Pepperqīngjiāo niúròu dàn chǎofànching jyaoww nyoh-roh dan chaoww-fan青椒牛肉蛋炒饭
Fried Rice with Beef and Lettuceshēngcài niúròu chǎofànshnng-tseye nyoh-roh chaoww-fan生菜牛肉炒饭
Fried Rice with Minced Beef and BBQ Sauceshā-chá niú sōng fànshaa-chaa nyoh song fan沙茶牛松饭
Rice with Beef Filet and Hot Green Pepperháng jiāo niú liǔ fànhung jyaoww nyoh lyoh fan杭椒牛柳饭
Rice with Curry Beefgālí-niúròu fàngaa-lee nyoh-roh fan咖喱牛肉饭
Rice with Beef and Black Pepperhēi jiāo niú liǔ fànhay jyaoww nyoh lyoh fan黑椒牛柳饭
Fried Rice with Bacon and Mixed Vegetablesfěicuì péigēn chǎofànfay-tsway pay-gnn chaoww-fan翡翠培根炒饭
Fried Rice with Pork and Black Pepperhēi jiāo zhūròu fànhay jyaoww joo-roh fan黑椒猪肉饭
Fried Rice with Egg and Sausagehóng cháng chǎofànhong chung chaoww-fan红肠炒饭
Rice with Fried Spare Ribshuángjīn dà pái fànhwung-jin daa peye fan黄金大排饭
Fried Rice with Hamhuǒtuǐ chǎofànhwor-tway chaoww-fan火腿炒饭
Fried Rice with Shredded Pork in Soy Saucejiàngyóu ròu sī chǎofànjiang-yoh roh srr chaoww-fan酱油肉丝炒饭
Rice with Spare Ribsjīngdū páigǔ fànjing-doo peye-goo fan京都排骨饭
Fried Rice with Preserved Porklàròu chǎofànlaa-roh chaoww-fan腊肉炒饭
Rice with Meatballsshīzi tóu fànshrr-dzrr toh fan狮子头饭
Fried Rice with Meat and Vegetablesshíjǐn chǎofànshrr jin chaoww-fan什锦炒饭
Rice with White Gourd and Assorted Meat in Soupshí jǐn dōngguā lì pàofànshrr jin dong-gwaa lee paoww-fan什锦冬瓜粒泡饭
Steamed Rice with Red-Cooked Porklǔ ròu fànlyoo roh fan卤肉饭
Steamed Rice with Pork Slices and Mushroomsxiān mó zhū liǔ pèi mǐfànsshyen mor joo lyoh pay mee-fan鲜蘑猪柳配米饭
Fried Rice with Pork and Vegetablesqīng yè chǎofànching yeah chaoww-fan青叶炒饭
Rice with Spare Ribs in Black Bean Saucechǐ zhī páigǔ fànchrr jrr peye-goo fan豉汁排骨饭
Rice with Stewed Pork, Taiwan Styletáishì lǔ ròu fànteye shrr lyoo roh fan台式卤肉饭
Rice Cooked with Chicken Soupjītāng fànjee-tung fan鸡汤饭
Hainanese Chicken RiceHǎinán jī fànheye-nan jee fan海南鸡饭
Fried Rice with Diced Chicken, Salted Fish and Shredded LettuceShēngcài sī xián yú jī lì chǎofànshnng-tseye srr sshyen yoo jee lee chaoww-fan生菜丝咸鱼鸡粒炒饭
Rice with Stewed Chicken in CokeKělè jī fànker-ler jee fan可乐鸡饭
Rice with Stewed Chicken LegJītuǐ fànjee-tway fan鸡腿饭
Rice with Chicken and Chili and PepperLàzǐ jī fànlaa dzrr jee fan辣子鸡饭
Rice with Chicken GibletsJiācháng jīzá fànjyaa-chung jee dzaa fan家常鸡杂饭
Rice with Curry ChickenGālí jī fàngaa-lee jee fan咖喱鸡饭
Rice with Roasted EelPú shāo mányú fànpoo shaoww man-yoo fan蒲烧鳗鱼饭
Fried Rice with Salty Fish and Diced EggplantXián yú jiā lì chǎofànsshyen yoo chyeah lee chaoww-fan咸鱼茄粒炒饭
Rice with Fish Filet in Curry SauceGālí yúpái fàngaa-lee yoo-peye fan咖喱鱼排饭
Rice with SalmonSān wèn yú fànsan wnn yoo fan三文鱼饭
Fried Rice with SeafoodHǎi huáng chǎofànheye hwung chaoww-fan海皇炒饭
Fried Rice with Fresh ShrimpsHuó xiā chǎofànhwor sshyaa chaoww-fan活虾炒饭
Rice with Fried Shrimps and Scrambled EggHuá dàn xiārén fànhwaa dan sshyaa rnn fan滑蛋虾仁饭
Rice with Codfish in Thai SauceTài zhī yín xuě yú fànteye jrr yin sshwair yoo fan泰汁银雪鱼饭
Fried Rice with Crab MeatZhāopái gāo xiè ròu chǎofànjaoww peye gaoww sshyeah roh chaoww-fan招牌羔蟹肉炒饭
Rice with Shrimps in Maggie Sauceměi jí jiàng ròu xiā fànmay jee jyang roh sshyaa fan美极酱肉虾饭
Fried Rice with Assorted Seafood in XO SauceXO jiàng hǎixiān dàn chǎofànXO jyang heye-sshyen dan chaoww-fanXO酱海鲜蛋炒饭
Fried Rice with Shrimpsxiārén chǎofànsshyaa rnn chaoww-fan虾仁炒饭
Steamed Rice with Diced Abalone and Scallopsshāguō fùháo mèn fànshaa gwor foo hao mnn fan砂锅富豪焖饭
Eight Delicacies Ricebābǎofànbaa-baoww fan八宝饭
Fried Rice with Eggjīdàn chǎofànjee-dan chaoww-fan鸡蛋炒饭
Fried Rice with Pickled Vegetablespàocài chǎofànpaoww tseye chaoww-fan泡菜炒饭
Rice in Shredded Vegetable Soup, Shanghai StyleShànghǎi pāo fànshaung-heye paoww fan上海泡饭
Fried Rice with Vegetablesshūcài chǎofànshoo-tseye chaoww fan蔬菜炒饭

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