Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

Traditional chicken fried rice: bits of chicken and onion, soy sauce, scrambled eggs, and some seasonings, combined for a tasty and authentic main dish or side

Yield: 

2-4 servings

Ingredients: 

2/3 cup long grain rice *
1 cup water
1 chicken breast (boneless, skinless) cut into thin strips
2 eggs, thoroughly beat
3 spring onions, chopped OR 1/3 onion, chopped
3 +1 tablespoons vegetable oil
pinch salt
sprinkle sugar
soy sauce
Peas, snap peas, corn, broccoli, diced red pepper, etc (optional)

Instructions: 

1. Put rice and water in a covered sauce pan on medium and bring to a boil. When it begins to boil stir, cover, and lower heat to low. Cook for 12 minutes and remove from heat and remove lid (this will leave the rice slightly underdone). *

2. Fry chicken in a small wok or frying pan with 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil until cooked (about 8-10 minutes). When fully cooked, add a splash of soy sauce; mix with chicken and cook for another 2 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

3. Return the frying pan/wok to the burner and adjust the temperature to just above medium. Add 3 Tablespoons oil into the pan and allow the pan to get hot. When hot add beaten eggs and continue to stir thoroughly until eggs are scrambled and cooked.

4. Drain excess water from rice and then add rice to eggs. Stir.

5. Add soy sauce to taste; we like 3 splashes.

6. Toss in onions, chicken, and hot cooked vegetables.  Mix thoroughly and continue to stir for 1 to 2 minutes to prevent sticking.

7. Sprinkle salt and sugar and give one final mixing and remove from heat. Serve hot.

Chicken fried rice

Additional Notes: 

* You may use cold rice prepared ahead for this dish. Rice is best when undercooked for texture and to prevent sticking to the pan and/or the rice becoming clumpy and mushy.

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Preparation Time: 

10 minutes

Cooking Time: 

30 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a delicious and simple chicken fried rice. Personally I love having some corn added to mine (and maybe even peas, too!) but it's still good without it. We make this for a snack sometimes, or as a side with grilled chicken or grilled salmon. The leftover rice is easily reheated (I like mine hot!) and the leftovers never last long around here. :) My rating: 10/10

Chicken fried rice

Comments

Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy

Rating: 
5

The reason it only got an 8 was not lack of flavor just they didn't go nuts over it. They would eat it if I made it because they liked it but it was not something they were so impressed with. I like it for a lunch item...that they would probably request for lunch.
Shorty

Rating: 
4

I have made this twice now and you cannot believe how much my family just gobbles this up! Definately a keeper!

A nice light flavor of soy sauce makes it very nice!

Rating: 
5

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