Fried Rice

Savory Asian-Style Chicken Fried Rice

A Classic Takeout Favorite Made Easy at Home

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Savory Asian-Style Chicken Fried Rice

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 10 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 15 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:343 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year

Description

Indulge in the comforting flavors of homemade chicken fried rice, a beloved Asian dish that combines tender chicken, crisp vegetables, and fluffy rice in a savory sauce. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or meal prep for the week, this recipe will guide you through creating a delicious and satisfying meal that rivals your favorite takeout.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Assemble all necessary ingredients before beginning the cooking process.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together an egg with a splash of water until well combined.
  3. Place a large skillet or wok over medium-low heat and melt a small amount of butter in it. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet, allowing it to cook undisturbed for 1 to 2 minutes, or until set. Once cooked, transfer the egg to a cutting board and slice it into thin strips. Keep these aside for later use.
  4. Using the same skillet, increase the heat to medium-high and add some vegetable oil to heat. Add the chopped onion to the hot oil and sauté, stirring frequently, until the onion becomes soft, which should take about 3 minutes.
  5. To the onions, add the pre-cooked rice, cooked chicken pieces, a generous drizzle of soy sauce, and a sprinkle of ground black pepper. Stir the mixture well and continue to cook for approximately 5 minutes, allowing the rice to become fully coated with the seasonings and the chicken to warm through.
  6. Finally, reintroduce the sliced egg into the skillet. Gently fold it into the rice mixture, ensuring it is evenly distributed throughout.
  7. Once everything is well-mixed and piping hot, remove the skillet from the heat. Dish out the savory chicken fried rice and enjoy while it’s warm.

Notes

  • – For best results, use day-old rice as it’s drier and makes for a better texture in fried rice.
    – Feel free to add other vegetables like bell peppers or bean sprouts for added crunch and nutrition.
    – Adjust the soy sauce and sesame oil to taste, but be mindful of the sodium content.
Keywords:Chicken Fried Rice, Asian Cuisine, Easy Dinner, Quick Recipe, Weeknight Meal, Meal Prep

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, you can use brown rice for a healthier option, but it may change the texture and cooking time of the dish.

How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Use tamari or a gluten-free soy sauce alternative to make this dish gluten-free.

What’s the best way to store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pan or microwave before serving.

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