Stir-Fried Rice Noodles (炒米粉)

Stir-Fried Rice Noodles (炒米粉)

The craving for 炒米粉, or Stir-Fried Rice Noodles, is one that hits often and hits hard. Luckily, this dish is quick to make and can be customized endlessly. It’s a satisfying meal that’s often found in street stalls, restaurants, and family kitchens across China and other parts of Asia. Let's whip up a plate!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


  • 200 g flat rice noodles
  • 200 g protein of choice chicken, pork, shrimp, or tofu, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot julienned
  • 1 bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare the Rice Noodles:

  • Soak the rice noodles in warm water for 30-40 minutes until they soften. Drain and set aside.

Prep the Ingredients:

  • Slice the protein, chop the vegetables, and beat the eggs.

Cook the Protein:

  • Heat a large wok or non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and stir-fry the protein until cooked through. Remove from the wok and set aside.

Cook the Vegetables:

  • In the same wok, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • Sauté the garlic until fragrant, then add the julienned carrot and sliced bell pepper.
  • Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the vegetables soften.

Scramble the Eggs:

  • Push the vegetables to one side of the wok and pour the beaten eggs into the other side.
  • Scramble the eggs, breaking them into small pieces as they cook.

Combine and Stir-fry:

  • Add the cooked protein back into the wok.
  • Add the drained rice noodles to the wok.
  • Pour in the soy sauce and oyster sauce.
  • Stir everything together, making sure all the ingredients are well combined and the noodles soak up the sauces.

Season and Garnish:

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in the chopped green onions for garnish.


  • Dish out the stir-fried rice noodles onto a serving platter or into individual bowls.

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