Ginger and Egg Fried Rice (for Chinese Confinement)

Ginger and Egg Fried Rice (for Chinese Confinement)

This is a simple recipe part of our Confinement Series for new mothers. Designed to be heaty, healing and part of a balanced diet – actually anyone can eat this! My version uses ginger juice (as I personally find the ginger shreds too spicy for my mild taste buds), but it is recommended to use the grated ginger flesh if you’re in confinement. Load on the ginger and black or white pepper! Other variations of this include adding chicken or pork, garlic and some neutral, diced veggies like choy sum.


Dish Name: Ginger and Egg Fried Rice (for Chinese Confinement)

Traditional Chinese Name:  雞蛋姜炒飯 (jī dàn jiāng chǎo fàn)


Ginger and Egg Fried Rice (for Chinese Confinement)
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: LadyTong
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Serves: 1
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 bowl of rice (leftover rice best for fried rice)
  • 25g of [url href=””]fresh ginger[/url], grated (produced 1 tablespoon of ginger juice)
  • 1 sprig of [url href=””]fresh green onions[/url], diced
  • 1 egg
  • black or white pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  1. In a frying pan on medium heat, add oil and start frying the rice (re-heating it for 2 minutes)
  2. Add in fresh ginger juice or grated ginger
  3. Add in fresh green onions
  4. Fry together for 2 minutes
  5. In the middle of the pan, open a hole and crack the egg directly into it, stirring and mixing the egg until relatively cooked
  6. Stir it altogether and add pepper and salt to taste
  7. Serve and enjoy!
[b]Any benefits?[/b][br][br]This recipe contains all the greats needed to get you through confinement (Sesame oil, ginger, black or white pepper ).[br]Ginger is excellent for warming the body and expelling wind (both important things to achieve during Chinese confinement).[br]It is a nutritious and delicious course.[br]This recipe is super easy to make. I would recommend making a bowl / jar of pre-grated ginger so you can whip this up in less than 10 minutes.[br][br][b]Any precautions?[/b][br][br]This is a heaty dish and not recommended for people who can’t too heaty foods or are currently overheated.


Fresh grated ginger, green onions and an egg – easy!

Salted Duck Egg

Ingredient Name:  Salted Duck Egg

Traditional Chinese Name:  鹹蛋 (xían yā dàn)
What is this?
  • Preserved duck eggs that are either soaked in brine or damp salted charcoal (hence, the black coloured eggs)
  • They are used in a variety of Asian cultures and dishes (including soups, Chinese mooncakes, stews, and as a condiment)
  • The egg has an extremely salty egg white with a orange-red egg yolk

How do I prepare it?

  • Scrape off the black charcoal outer layer prior to usage
  • Wash the egg in running warm water to remove any extra debris and dirt
  • Crack the egg as you would a regular egg

Where can I buy this?

  • You can purchase salted duck eggs in most Asian supermarkets
  • They are purchased either with the charcoal outer layer or vacuum sealed without the charcoal

What is the cost?

  • You can purchase eggs for $5.00 CAD / half dozen

Any benefits?

  • Salted duck eggs are high in zinc, iron and calcium
  • They have more protein and fat content than regular chicken eggs

Any precautions?

  • Salted duck eggs have a very high salt content and can cause elevated blood pressure if consumption is not moderated
  • They also have extremely high cholesterol levels

Additional Information?

  • Salted duck eggs have a good shelf life if stored in a dry, cool place for up to 12 months