Chicken Fried Rice, a hearty one dish meal so quick and easy to make, it is perfect for your weeknight dinners.
Chicken Fried Rice - going back to the basics here with one of our family's favorite one dish meal. The ever so versatile fried rice that is simple to make and can be served as a complete meal. You can make this dish with any meat ingredient (chicken, beef, pork, shrimps etc), vegetables, eggs and seasoning. I usually make chicken fried rice and my kids love it. A wonderful make in advance meal or week night dinner option.
Leftover rice is generally used because the moisture in freshly cooked rice will often cause it to steam instead of fry. And that will cause the entire dish to be mushy and sticky. What I'd do is to cook the rice and leave it out to cool for a couple of hours or over night before frying it. That way, the rice will be dry and grainy - resulting in a perfectly light and fluffy fried rice.
Chicken Fried Rice
by Miss Crumbs A Lot
2 cups Cooked Rice (Cooled for a couple of hours or over night)
2 tbsp Chopped Garlic
1 cup Mixed Vegetables
1 whole Chicken Breast Meat (diced)
3 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 tsp Soy Sauce (divided)
1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
White Pepper Powder
3 tbsp Cooking Oil (divided)
1. Beat eggs and season with 1/2 tsp soy sauce and a dash of white pepper powder.
2. Heat 1 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok and add beaten eggs. Using a spatula, swirl the egg mixture until it is scrambled and cooked. Dish out and set aside.
3. Season diced chicken with 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp sesame oil and a dash of white pepper powder.
4. Heat 2 tbsp of cooking oil in the wok and gently stir fry chopped garlic until fragrant.
5. Add in seasoned diced chicken and stir fry until cooked.
6. Add in cooked rice and stir fry gently, ensure that rice is grainy and not lumped together.
7. Season with oyster sauce and a dash of white pepper powder. Add in cooked eggs and mixed vegetables. Continue frying for a few more minutes.
8. Garnish with spring onions or cilantro before serving.
Makes 4 servings
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