Friday, April 3, 2015
Chicken Fried Rice ~ Yes, It's THAT Good!
If you enjoy Chinese food, you probably have your favorite place to go. Seems that some of the best places are not the big chains, but are the little hole-in-the-wall places that, lo and behold, are actually run by Oriental people.
However, one of the drawbacks is that many of these restaurants use MSG to season and add flavor to their foods. Not good. Fortunately, our little local place doesn't use it and, if your favorite restaurant does, you CAN ask that they leave it out.
One of our family's favorite dish is Chicken Fried Rice. When you have that "taste" for Oriental food but just don't want the breading of Sweet and Sour Chicken, or don't want a slurpy noodle dish like Beef Lo Mien, Chicken Fried Rice seems to always be the go-to dish. And NOW you can make it at home.
I just made some last night and I have to admit here that I tried something a little different that I liked, but wasn't a favorite for the family (sigh), so I'll probably go back to my original way of making it. Either way, to me, it is SO good!
You will need:
~skillet OR wok
~3 c. prepared brown rice (1 c. uncooked brown rice, 2 c. water, 1/4 ts. sea salt. Bring to boil, stir, lower heat to low, cover, let cook for 50 minutes)
~1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts; cooked & diced into bite-sized pieces
~1 c. frozen peas and carrots (here is where I tried to switch things up last night - as you can see in the photos - I used a frozen mix with peas, carrots, snap peas and whole baby corn)
~1/4 c. chopped green onions
~2 minced garlic cloves OR 1 ts. garlic granules
~3 TB. sesame oil OR grapeseed oil
~1/4 c. Bragg's Aminos (a healthy substitute for soy sauce, ESPECIALLY for men)
1) Prepare rice according to the above directions ~ should be approximately 3 c. when cooked
2) Heat oil in skillet OR wok on med-high heat
3) Add onions, peas and carrots, and garlic and stir fry until veggies are tender
4) Crack eggs over the veggies and let them cook/scramble as your stir them throughout the veggie mix
5) Once eggs are fully cooked and blended, add the rice and chicken, gently stir until it is all evenly blended throughout
6) Add the Bragg's Aminos and stir through
Be sure to leave your comment and let me know how much you love this dish.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><