Oxtail Fried Rice: A Flavorful Fusion of Cultures and Savory Delights

Oxtail fried rice is a delectable and one-of-a-kind dish that combines the rich and tender flavors of oxtail with the satisfying goodness of fried rice. This delectable fusion dish combines Asian and Western culinary influences to create a symphony of flavor and texture that will leave you wanting more.


  • 1 lb oxtail, cut into small pieces
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (preferably day-old rice)
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, corn, etc.)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Oxtail:
    • Rinse the oxtail pieces and pat them dry with paper towels. Season the oxtail with salt and pepper.
  2. Brown the Oxtail:
    • One tablespoon of vegetable oil should be heated to medium-high temperature in a big skillet or Dutch oven. A rich and flavorful foundation for the fried rice is created by adding the oxtail pieces and browning them on all sides. The oxtail should be taken out of the skillet after browning and placed aside.
  3. Sauté the Aromatics:
    • If more vegetable oil is required, put it in the same skillet. Until fragrant and just beginning to caramelize, sauté the minced garlic and chopped onion.
  4. Cook the Vegetables:
    • Add the mixed vegetables to the skillet and stir-fry until they are tender. You can use a frozen vegetable mix or fresh vegetables of your choice.
  5. Add the Rice and Oxtail:
    • Crumble the day-old cooked white rice into the skillet with the vegetables. Stir-fry the rice with the vegetables, ensuring that the grains are evenly coated with the aromatic flavors.
    • Return the browned oxtail pieces to the skillet and mix them with the rice and vegetables.
  6. Season the Fried Rice:
    • Drizzle soy sauce, oyster sauce, and fish sauce (if using) over the rice and oxtail mixture. Toss everything together until the flavors are well combined. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  7. Create a Space for Eggs:
    • Push the fried rice mixture to one side of the skillet, creating an empty space for the eggs.
  8. Scramble the Eggs:
    • Pour the lightly beaten eggs into the empty space and scramble them until they are cooked but still slightly moist.
  9. Incorporate the Eggs:
    • Mix the scrambled eggs with the oxtail fried rice, ensuring that they are evenly distributed throughout the dish.
  10. Garnish and Serve:
  • For a pop of color and flavor, top the oxtail fried rice with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Serve the oxtail fried rice hot and enjoy the delectable combination of tender oxtail, fragrant rice, and savory seasonings. Enjoy this delectable fusion dish that pays homage to various culinary traditions while tantalizing the taste buds with each delicious bite.