Sometimes, there is nothing better then a simplistic meal that has minimal ingredients, minimal steps, and minimal cook time. Whenever I am in need of something tasty and quick I think of fried rice! It is one of those dishes that just brings comfort to my family when we eat it and it is a great way to use leftover rice from previous dishes throughout the week. Chicken fried rice is our goto fried rice and everyone in the family always goes back for more. It even heats up just as great! If you are looking for a delicious fried rice recipe, look no further! Go on ahead and check out the recipe below!
Recipe serves: 4 adults
Prep time: 1 1/2 days
Cook time: 15 minutes
2 Cups cooked white rice [refrigerated over night]
1/2 Chicken breast, cooked and shredded
4 Eggs, scrambled
Vegetable oil, 3 Tbsp
Sesame oil, 3 Tbsp
Soy sauce, 3 to 4 Tbsp [or more if you like]
Sriracha, 1/2 to 1 tsp
Black pepper, 1/4 tsp
- Place 3 Tbsp vegetable oil into wok. Turn burner to medium high heat to warm.
- Add rice and start gently mixing to coat rice in oil to fry. Fry until rice starts to brown up and crisp up a bit.
- Add 1 tbsp at a time of soy sauce. [The pan will be hot and will smoke and sizzle so you will have to move the rice around quickly!] Repeat until all the soy sauce has been added.
- Add in your black pepper, sriracha, and chicken. Mix until combined.
- Add in your sesame oil. [Add to the perimeter of the wok and incorporate in.]
- Give a taste and add more of what you like, if needed!
- Move the rice over in your wok to one side. On the empty side add in eggs and scramble until cooked. Once cooked, mix into the fried rice. Lightly salt your dish overall and mix together once more.
- Turn burner off and serve!
There you have it! A very simple, basic, but tasty fried rice. Feel free to add vegetables into it! Switch up the meats or add a plethora! This recipe is just a great base to start when it comes learning to cook fried rice. As always I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment down below, let’s connect! What kind of fried rice do you like to eat?
Until next time, take care.
To make gluten free]
– Substitute soy sauce for Tamari [gluten free natural soy sauce]