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A close up of easy Chinese rice, ready to serve. The dish has been garnished with slices of red and green chilli and coriander leaves. A wooden spoon sits on top of the rice.
5 from 7 votes

Easy Chinese Rice

Easy Chinese style rice is a delicious accompaniment for Asian dishes, ready in half an hour with next to no hands on time.
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp five spice mix
  • 1 cup white basmati rice - 200 g
  • 2 cup vegetable broth or stock - 480 ml
  • 2 tsp soy sauce - or tamari

To serve

  • fresh coriander / cilantro
  • spring onions / scallions - chopped
  • chillies - chopped

Instructions

  • Put the sesame oil in a pan – I like to use a shallow casserole dish with a close fitting lid. Add the five spice and gently heat for a minute.
  • Add the rice. Stir and cook for a minute, so that the grains are coated with the oil. 
  • Pour the stock over the rice. Add the soy sauce. Then put the lid on the pan securely. Cook on the lowest heat for 18 minutes.  
  • After 18 minutes, take the pan off the stove top and leave for another 5 minutes to rest. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.
  • Serve as a stand alone dish with your choice of garnishes, or as a side for your favourite take or fakeaway.

Notes

  • Use regular white or white basmati rice for this. Avoid quick/easy cook or minute type rice.  
  • Use a pan with a lid that fits!
  • Leftovers freeze well.
Nutritional Information
  • This recipe is 5 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 57mg | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg