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Gluten Free Chinese Five Spice Fried Rice Recipe
Chinese Special Fried Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
This quick and easy to make Chinese Special Fried Rice is a family favourite every Monday where we use the leftover meat from the Sunday Roast to pad out our take on the popular oriental dish. Made gluten free with gluten free soy sauce.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Free From - gluten and dairy
Keyword: Chinese, easy, Oriental, Rice, simple
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 452 kcal
Author: Glutarama
Chinese 5 Spice Marinade
  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp garlic puree or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sesame oil or your normal oil of choice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 Spice powder
Fried Rice Ingredients
  • 2 cups or rice ½ cup of rice per person
  • Left over meat; pork beef, chicken, lamb. All work equally well.
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • ½ red pepper chopped
  • ½ yellow pepper chopped
  • ½ green pepper chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen sweetcorn
Lastly add the following
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp additional soy sauce to flavour/colour the fried rice.
  1. Make the Chinese 5 Spice marinade by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together to combine.
  2. Add your leftover meat (or drained Jackfruit/Quorn) to the marinade, cover and leave on the side or in the fridge if you plan to marinade for longer.
  3. Measure your rice rinse under running water and add water to the pan/steamer.
  4. Top Tip: dip your index finger into the water so the tip of your finger touches to the top of the rice, the correct amount of water will come up to the 1st knuckle joint in your finger (approx. 2cm deep). This measurement works for me every time.
  5. Cook the rice in the steamer for 7mins and leave for 10mins or boil on the hob for 7mins, cover with a lid, remove from heat and leave for 10mins, after which simply run a knife through the rice to fluff it up.
  6. Now you can start to cut and prep the vegetables you plan to use in your fried rice.
  7. Heat up your wok or large frying pan and add the marinade meat, cook for 5 mins until the marinade darkens and begins to reduce.
  8. Add the onions and cook for a further 2-3mins to soften and then add the rice which should now be fluffy and light with no excess liquid.
  9. Keep turning the rice and marinade to combine and finally add the peppers and sweetcorn (doing this last will help the vegetable to retain their vibrant colours).
  10. At this stage you can add 2-3tbsp of soy sauce if you feel the rice needs more flavour and colour. Do this a tablespoon at a time and taste test.
  11. Serve immediately and eat on its own or as a side dish. This is enough for 4 large bowls of Special Fried Rice.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese Special Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1013mg42%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 693IU14%
Vitamin C 64mg78%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.