Recipe 9: Chicken Fried Rice
A few friends of mine have mentioned making fried rice within the past, and I’ve always wondered how easy it would be to do. I pinned this Chicken Fried Rice recipe awhile ago, but decided now was the time to try it out! I was working from home, so I decided to make the rice during the day, and let it sit in the fridge until it was time to start dinner. I think next time I’ll try to make the rice a day in advance, but a few hours ahead still worked out.
I was really excited about this recipe, so much so that I went out and bought a wok…now we have this big pan and it’s a bit cumbersome, but I really enjoyed using it for this meal!
I started by chopping up the chicken, adding the toasted sesame oil, and cooking the chicken. Once it was finished, I put it in a bowl and tucked it away in the microwave to keep it warm.
Next up came the frozen peas and carrots and the green onions. I cooked those for a few minutes, then added the egg. The recipe noted to push the peas and carrots to the side, and put the egg in. In retrospect, I probably should have put the egg in the center and made a ring out of the peas and carrots. It would have mixed in with the peas and carrots either way, but I wonder if it would have been easier.
Once the eggs were cooked, I mixed all the ingredients together.
Added the rice into the mix, plus the chicken, along with the soy sauce.
While I got everyone together for dinner, I let it all sit and warm together before serving it at the table.
We’re fans! Going to keep this recipe in mind for the future for sure.
Amy – 3.75 out of 5 stars. I love getting take out, so having an option to make at home that is likely a little healthier was nice.
Josh – 3.75 out of 5 stars. Josh liked this one, but thought there were a lot of peas and carrots in the mix. I can’t disagree, I’ll probably use a little less next time.