The quantities given in the basic recipe are only guidelines, but rice should be the predominant ingredient. You can omit the meat or fish items. For plain rice, you can omit the vegetables too.

Eggs can be omitted, or they can be added to fried rice in several other ways:

1. Remove the meat and vegetables from the pan when they are cooked. Add the egg to the pan and scramble. Add the rice, return the meat and vegetables to the pan, and continue with the recipe.

2. In step 9, push the rice to the sides of the pan. Add the egg to the well in the middle. When it starts to set, gradually mix in the rice.

3. Scramble the eggs separately and add to the rice at the end.

4. Mix the raw beaten egg with the cold cooked rice before cooking.

Suggested Ingredients

Meats: cooked pork, beef, chicken, duck, ham, bacon, Chinese sausage

Seafood: shrimp (diced or whole), crab, lobster

Vegetables: bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, celery, peas, mushrooms, onions, peppers, water chestnuts

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