I used to eat fried rice all the time in university, but, oddly enough, I eat it very rarely now that I'm actually in China. A secret: the fried rice in anywhere but southern China (Fujian/Fukien/Hokkien, Guangdong/Canton, Hong Kong) sucks. The first time I ordered fried rice in Beijing I felt ill... it was a tasteless plate of oily rice with a couple of pieces of meat in it. Northerners DO NOT UNDERSTAND rice. Even in Shanghai, it's hit or miss.