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Mar 26 / Amy

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.

Let's see what we're working with...

Let’s see what we’re working with…

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.

Chicken chopped up

Chicken chopped up

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.

Peas...carrots...eggs...

Peas…carrots…eggs…

Once the eggs were cooked, I mixed all the ingredients together.

Mixin it up!

Mixin it up!

Added the rice into the mix, plus the chicken, along with the soy sauce.

Chicken added back, plus soy sauce

Chicken added back, plus soy sauce

While I got everyone together for dinner, I let it all sit and warm together before serving it at the table.

Yum!

Yum!

 

Verdict:

We’re fans!  Going to keep this recipe in mind for the future for sure.

Our ratings:

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. :)

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