Chicken fried rice is a popular dish at Chinese restaurants in many countries. It is an excellent recipe to make at home, because you can gather leftovers, such as cold rice, eggs, chicken pieces and frozen or fresh vegetables to make a meal. Follow these instructions to make chicken fried rice.
Make the Rice
Use 4 cups (600g) of leftover white rice. It can be taken directly from the refrigerator to use in this fried rice recipe.
- If you do not have leftover rice from a previous dinner, bring 2 cups (473ml) of water to a rolling boil. Add 2 cups (370g) of white basmati rice. Place the lid on the rice pot and turn the temperature to low. Allow it to simmer for 20 minutes. Check it near the end to make sure it does not stick. Place it on a cold burner for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Place the rice on a cookie sheet to cool until it is room temperature.
- You can also use a rice cooker to quickly make the rice. Then, leave it on a cookie sheet in the kitchen or refrigerator to cool.
Cook the Chicken
Cook the Vegetables
Add 1 more tbsp. (15ml) of vegetable oil, if it no longer coats the pan.
- You can also use fresh peas and carrots if you prefer. Dice the carrots ahead of time.