Anita’s Classic Chicken Fried Rice
Who says that we have to order out to get our Chinese food fix? Not I! Here is a great recipe for fast and easy Chicken fried rice that you can make in less time than it takes for delivery.
This is a great recipe to clean out the last of your vegetables from your fridge. For the chicken I used some leftovers from early in the week! To make this vegetarian exchange the chicken for more Eggs!
What You Need: (serves 2 people)
1 Uncle Ben’s 90 sec Ready Rice – Basmati Rice
Low Sodium Soy Sauce
Stir Fry Sauce
Sriracha Hot Sauce
Baby Carrots (about 7 baby carrots)
Green Onions (about a hand full)
(any other veggies you may have in your fridge)
- Dice up the chicken, carrots, and green onions into small 2cm pieces. I like to keep the chicken and veggies in small proportions compared to the rice so it can blend together well so when you bite into a scoopful, you get all the flavors.
- In a Sauté pan, heat up about 1.5 tablespoons of the Vegetable Oil on med-high heat. Use the instructions on the back of the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice and heat up in the microwave for 90 seconds
- Place the chicken and carrots into the oil and heat all the way through for about 1.5 minutes.
- Add in the Rice, 1 teaspoon of soy sauce, 1.5 tablespoons of the stir fry sauce, and add a little Sriracha to your liking. I put about half a teaspoon.
- Mix all together and then spread rice evenly in the pan. Let stand for abour 2 mins to allow the rice to “fry”, make sure your heat is about Medium and not burning the rice.
- Add in the green onions and toss with the rice. Move all the rice to one side of the pan.
- Crack 1-2 eggs on the cleared side of the pan. Wait 10 secs then break the yoke and mix the egg with the rice. Continually mix the rice until you see the egg cooked through out the rice. When you add the eggs to rice, the rice will look a bit mushy, however when the egg is cooked thoroughly the rice will look “dry” and with white and yellow pieces of egg in it. This process should take just a little less than 2 minutes.
- Turn off the heat, Serve and Enjoy
Price Breakdown: (Prices from Walmart in Arbutus):
1 Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice – Basmati Rice = $1.39
Kikkoman Low Sodium Soy Sauce * = $2.19
Stir Fry Sauce * = $2.50
Sriracha Hot Sauce * = $1.50
Baby Carrots (baby carrots) * = $1.53
Green Onions (Pre-chopped) * = $2.00
TOTAL = 11.11
* These items can be used for many other recipes throughout the semester!
I personally like to pair this with Trader Joe’s Frozen Kung Pao Chicken ($4.99)! This is a recipe I like to use often on days that I clean out my fridge and it takes me less than 10 minutes to create a meal that not only satisfy’s my craving for Chinese food but also satisfy’s my wallet.