I love great Chinese takeout, and fried rice is always a must get! This dish is my homemade version with all of the flavors you would expect from a fried rice dish. Chicken Fried Rice is so easy to make at home, so ditch the takeout this week and give this homemade version a try – you’ll love it!
You can use any leftover protein (beef, chicken, pork, shrimp) with this recipe. I love using leftover rotisserie chicken or smoked pulled pork.Print
Fried Rice is a quick and simple dinner you can make any night of the week. This stir fry dish is ready in just 30 minutes.
- 2 Cups cooked white rice (Jasmine or Basmati)
- 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil divided
- 1 boneless skinless chicken breast (if you have leftover chicken, beef or pork you can use it)
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 1 medium carrot peeled & diced (optional)
- 3 scallions thinly sliced diagonally
- 2 medium cloves garlic minced
- 3 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup frozen baby peas (optional)
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- Cook the rice according to package directions – after cooking, pour it on a plate and set aside to cool completely. Once the rice has cooled completely, break it up with your hands into individual grains.
- Heat 1-tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet (or wok), over high heat, until smoking. Add the rice, cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until the rice just begins to turn a little darker. Transfer the rice to a small bowl and set aside.
- Turn heat to medium, heat 1-tablespoon of oil and place the chicken breast in the skillet. Cook 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board, cut into very thin slices and then cut the slices into thirds. (If your using leftover meat, simply warm it up and move the step 4)
- Heat 1-tablespoon oil in the skillet and add the diced onion, carrot, scallions and garlic. Cook, stirring continuously, 2-3 minutes or until carrots are just lightly tender and onions are translucent.
- Add the rice and peas and stir to combine.
- Add the cooked chicken, soy sauce, sesame oil stir and cook another 2 minutes.
- Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Push the chicken rice mixture to the sides of the skillet and add 1-teaspoon oil to the middle of the skillet.
- Add the lightly beaten eggs and season with salt & pepper. Scramble the eggs and stir to combine with the chicken/rice mixture.
- Cook, stirring continuously, 3-4 minutes, to give time for the flavors to meld.
- Serve immediately and…
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