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This copycat PF Chang’s fried rice recipe brings the irresistible flavors of the popular restaurant dish right to your kitchen. It’s a mouth-watering blend of rice, fresh veggies, and a rich, sweet sauce that’s not just easy to make but can be ready to eat in just 30 minutes!

A bowl filled with homemade PF Chang's fried rice.

Craving that delicious fried rice from P.F. Chang’s? Satisfy your cravings with this spot-on copycat recipe – it’s so good, you’ll think you’re dining in the restaurant!

If you enjoy this, you’ll also love our other Asian-inspired dishes like the quick and easy copycat Panda Express black pepper chicken or this delicious vegan tofu kung pao.

Homemade stir fried vegetables in a wok with a wooden spoon.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick and Easy: This Chinese-inspired fried rice recipe is a cinch to prepare. With just a few simple steps, you can have a delicious meal ready in 30 minutes.
Delicious Flavours: PF Chang’s fried rice is so good but it isn’t always convenient to go there when you crave your fried rice recipe fix. That’s why you need to try this recipe – it captures the flavors perfectly.
Budget-Friendly: The best part is making it at home is cheaper than eating out. The ingredients are affordable and easy to find, which makes it the perfect dish for any day of the week

A wooden spoon in a bowl of PF Chang's fried rice.

PF Chang’s Fried Rice Recipe Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Jasmine rice: The star of the dish, Jasmine rice is a fragrant long-grain rice that cooks to a fluffy texture, perfect for Chinese fried rice.
Vegetables: The vegetable broth, carrots, sugar snap peas, broccoli florets, and bean sprouts add a variety of textures and flavors to the dish, making it a complete, balanced meal.
Soy sauce: This is the base of the vegetarian dark sauce, adding a rich, umami flavor to the dish.
Mirin: Similar to sake but lower in alcohol and sugar, mirin adds a sweet and slightly tangy flavor to the sauce.
Ginger and garlic: These are minced and added to the sauce to add strong, aromatic flavors and depth to the sauce.
Hot chili oil: This adds a spicy kick to the sauce, which can be adjusted according to your preference.
Brown sugar: This sweetens the sauce slightly, balancing out the salty soy sauce and spicy chili oil.

A table with the best copycat PF Chang's fried rice and homemade PF Chang's fried rice.

How to Make The Best Copycat PF Chang’s Fried Rice

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Cook the rice: Bring the vegetable broth to a boil in a saucepan, then add the rice and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Once cooked, fluff it with a fork and set aside.
Prepare the sauce: Whisk together your sauce ingredients and keep it ready.
Stir-fry the vegetables: Heat canola oil in a wok and add bean sprouts, green onions, broccoli, carrots, and sugar snap peas. Stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes and season with salt and pepper.
Prepare the eggs:  Push the veggies to the sides of the wok, crack eggs into the pan and scramble them. Once scrambled, mix them with the veggies.
Combine everything: Add the cooked rice to the wok and stir fry for another 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in the prepared sauce and stir fry for an additional 3 minutes.
Garnish and serve: Finish off by garnishing your fried rice with chopped green onions. Now, your PF Chang’s style fried rice is ready to serve! 

The best copycat PF Chang's fried rice, featuring broccoli, snap peas, carrots, and ginger.
The best copycat PF Chang's fried rice with vegetables and an egg.

Substitutions and Variations

Veggies: Feel free to use any vegetables you have on hand, such as frozen peas, water chestnuts, or green beans.
Broth: Feel free to use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth if you prefer a non-vegetarian version.
Rice: If you prefer, you can substitute Jasmine rice with brown rice for a healthier, gluten-free alternative.
Alcohol-free: If you’d rather not add alcohol, you can omit the mirin from the recipe.
Spicier: If you like your food spicy, feel free to add your favorite hot sauce or spices to the recipe.
Protein: You can add in chicken breast, ground chicken, pork, tofu or shrimp to make this dish more filling.

The best copycat PF Chang's fried rice, stir-fried vegetables in a wok with a wooden spoon.

Serving Suggestions

Main Dish: PF Chang fried rice can be a meal in itself, but it pairs beautifully with dishes like sweet and sour chicken or lettuce wraps. For instance, tangerine chicken stir fry or gochujang chicken, which is Korean, but complements the fried rice perfectly.
Side Dishes: You might like to serve this fried rice with vegan tofu kung pao or General Tso shrimp stir fry. These dishes add a different texture and flavor profile that works well with the fried rice.
Condiments: A homemade sweet ‘n sour sauce can add a tangy twist to your PF Chang’s fried rice.

A bowl of homemade PF Chang's fried rice with vegetables.

How to Store Homemade Fried Rice

Store: Leftover PF Chang’s fried rice should not be left out at room temperature for hours. Instead, place it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. It’s best to consume the leftovers within a maximum of 4 days.
Freeze: Unfortunately, freezing fried rice is not recommended as it tends to become soggy upon thaw.
Reheat: There are several options to reheat fried rice. You can put it in an oven-safe dish and cook it for 15 minutes at 425°F. Alternatively, you can microwave it. If you prefer, you can reheat (refry) it in a hot skillet on the stove. Whichever method you choose, add a tablespoon or two of broth or water first to loosen the rice up a bit.

A plate of stir fried noodles and vegetables, inspired by PF Chang's copycat recipe.

Top Tips 

Use Fresh Vegetables: Fresh vegetables will give your fried rice a vibrant color and a crisp texture. Make sure to cut them into small, uniform pieces for even cooking.
Don’t Overcrowd the Wok: To achieve the perfect stir-fry, avoid overcrowding the wok. This allows the vegetables and rice to cook quickly and evenly.
Prepare the Sauce in Advance: Mixing the sauce ingredients ahead of time not only saves you time during cooking, but also allows the flavors to meld together for a more robust result.
Stir-Fry Your Rice: Once you’ve added the rice to the wok, stir-fry it for a few minutes before adding the sauce. This will give it a chance to get a bit crispy and absorb the flavors of the veggies and eggs.
Stir Constantly: Keep the ingredients moving in the wok to ensure even cooking and to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pan. This will also help to evenly distribute the sauce throughout the dish.

A PF Changs copycat wok full of homemade PF Chang's fried rice on a wooden table.

Fried Rice Recipe FAQs

Can I make this gluten free?

Yes, you can! Just make sure you use gluten free soy sauce. This simple swap will ensure that your PF Chang’s fried rice is completely gluten-free, without compromising on the flavour.

Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

Absolutely! This recipe is quite versatile. Feel free to add other vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or even some sweetcorn. Just remember to adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure all your veggies are cooked to perfection.

A bowl of noodles and broccoli on a wooden table, served alongside a homemade PF Chang's fried rice.

Copycat PF Chang’s Fried Rice Recipe

5 from 102 votes

PF Chang’s Fried Rice – Copycat Recipe

By: Bella Bucchiotti
PF Chang’s fried rice is so good but it isn’t always convenient to go there when you crave your fried rice recipe fix. For that reason, a copycat recipe for homemade fried rice is well worth knowing. It’s a mouth-watering blend of rice, fresh veggies and a rich, sweet sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 3/4 Cup vegetable broth
  • ½ Tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Cup carrots, shoestring
  • 1 Cup sugar snap peas
  • 2 Cups Broccoli florets
  • ½ Cup bean sprouts
  • 2 Stalks green onion

Vegetarian Dark Sauce

  • ¾ Cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • ½ Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 Teaspoon mirin
  • 2 Teaspoon hot chili oil
  • 2 Teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 Teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch white pepper

Instructions 

  • Add vegetable broth to a saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add the rice, then lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • While the rice is cooking, whisk together sauce, ingredients and set aside
  • Once the rice is finished cooking, remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  • Add canola oil to a wok over medium heat.
  • Add bean sprouts, green onions, broccoli, carrots, and sugar snap peas to the wok and stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Next, push the veggies to the sides of the wok. Crack eggs into pan and scramble
  • Once eggs are scrambled, stir to combine.
  • Add the rice and stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes
  • Next, pour in the soy sauce mixture and stir fry additional 3 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1957mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4197IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
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I can’t say enough good things about this delicious PF Changs fried rice copycat recipe. It’s a rice dish that’s every bit as good as the restaurant version, is quick and easy to prepare, and is the best copycat PF Chang dish I’ve made. It is one of my favourite copycat recipes!

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a easy delicious meal! I haven’t been to PF Changs in forever . . . but the craving was satisfied. BTW, do you always use Jasmine rice . . I sometimes just use what’s on hand, but wondered if that was the best choice

  2. 5 stars
    I absolutely love the fried rice at PF Changs but the restaurant is really far for me. I’m so glad I can get the same taste right at home!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for this easy recipe! It’s absolutely delicious. We did add chicken. It was a fantastic supper that was quick to get on the table. My whole family loved it!