Weeknight Meals – Chicken Fried Rice

July 1st, 2011 | Category: food

Fried Rice is one of our favorite weeknight dishes. It’s a very forgiving recipe, and you can add whatever type of meat your heart desires. If you need a vegetarian option, omit the chicken and eggs, and substitute extra veggies or maybe some tofu. The rice will take the longest to cook, but I have a wonderful solution for that. (No, it’s not minute rice.)  Darya Pino runs a wonderful blog by the name of Summer Tomato, and I picked up this rice cooking technique from her. It is absolutely wonderful, and if you’re looking to get more intact grains into your diet, this process makes it almost painless! After cooking a big batch of rice, you can freeze it into individual servings. They defrost in the microwave in about 5-10 minutes, so it’s a perfect time saving solution.

Servings: 2

What you need:

4 Cups Brown Rice – cooked

2 Chicken Breasts – sliced into thin strips

2 Eggs – beaten

1 Cup Peas & Carrots (I use the frozen kind, and defrost using running water)

¼ Cup Green Onions – chopped

Soy Sauce – to taste

Sesame Oil – to taste

Olive Oil


Coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with olive oil and heat.


Add chicken to pan, season with salt & pepper. Sauté chicken until cooked thoroughly. Place it in a medium sized bowl and set aside.


Add eggs to pan (you may need to add a little butter to pan so it doesn’t stick), scramble and cook thoroughly, then add it to the bowl with the chicken.


Using the same pan, sauté peas and carrots until heated.


Add green onion to the peas and carrots. Sauté for about 15-20 seconds, then add everything to bowl.


Add rice to pan, season with salt and pepper. Cook until you hear the rice start to “pop”.


Add contents of bowl to rice.


Add soy sauce and sesame oil to taste.


Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes until everything is coated with sauce and piping hot. Enjoy!

2 Comments on “Weeknight Meals – Chicken Fried Rice”

  1. 1 Amanda Commented: 
    On 2:57 pm on July 8th, 2011

    I love making fried rice! We need to find you a wok, Kristin!

  2. 2 admin Commented: 
    On 1:28 pm on July 15th, 2011

    I have a wok! It is not non-stick though, so it is kinda hard to use…

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