BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT CHICKEN FRIED RICE

July 14, 2012

Here is my version of this classic dish – not that I have any claim to being an authority on what is “authentic” Chinese food. I am an authority, however, on what is super incredibly yummy.  This rice gets my stamp of approval, with honors. It is better than takeout, and you can enjoy skipping all the mysterious, unhealthy parts of fast food.

BY POPULAR DEMAND! You can also check out my recipe for better-than-takeout easy pad thai.

BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT CHICKEN FRIED RICE from Rachel SchultzBETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT CHICKEN FRIED RICE
Serves 3-4

1 cup rice
3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I recommend slow cooker chicken teriyaki)
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 carrots, diced
2 eggs
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
Optional: sesame seeds

Prepare 1 cup rice with two cups water in a rice cooker or on the stovetop. Meanwhile, heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, peas, and carrots. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Crack eggs into pan and scramble, mixing with vegetables.

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Add rice, chicken, and soy sauce to pan. Stir to combine and remove from heat.

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4.9 from 96 reviews
BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT CHICKEN FRIED RICE
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I recommend slow cooker chicken teriyaki)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • Optional: sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Prepare 1 cup rice with two cups water in a rice cooker or on the stovetop.
  2. Meanwhile, heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, peas, and carrots. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Crack eggs into pan and scramble, mixing with vegetables.
  4. Add rice, chicken, and soy sauce to pan. Stir to combine and remove from heat.

 

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Comments

  • Dorothy

    What kind of skillet would one use to make this dish?, I have tried to make fried rice in an iron skillet and the rice became sticky and over cooked.

  • Nitu

    Nice food

  • Just made this and the whole family loved it!

  • Any preference on what type of rice to be used?

    • Rachel Schultz

      I like white jasmine, but we also use brown rice a lot.

  • Ashley

    I have made this several times and we always love it. My question is at what point do I add the sesame seeds? or they just a garnish?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Just garnish!

  • Sue

    Awesome! Better than take-out. Highly recommend.

  • Jon

    I do this recipe as well. Only I leave out the soy sauce and add some cajun seasoning, specifically “Slap Ya Mama”

  • Michele

    I love this and the other recipes MMMMMMMM…

  • Rita l Morrison

    Do you cook the chicken breast first? The recipe doesn’t say! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes, cooked chicken.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent

  • Absolutely wonderful dish. Simple yet effective. Far better than any take away. Thank you.

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