Chinese fried rice made with fragrant jasmine rice, carrots, peas, and scrambled eggs. This easy stir-fried dish turns plain white rice into flavorful grains lightly seasoned with soy sauce and tossed with colorful vegetables. I often use leftover rice for a quick and convenient meal.The name says it all: One of the most nutritionally dubious staples (white rice) combined with the most treacherous technique (frying).
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make fried rice, this recipe will help you in no time. I’m not sure why but I have very few rice dishes on my site. Time to change that with this easy, one-skillet recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes and better than takeout. I mean really. Who doesn’t like fried rice? Ok maybe my six year old doesn’t because of the veggies inside, but I am pretty sure he is the only one out there. 🙂 For my birthday dinner with my family I chose to go to our favorite little chinese restaurant. And it was the bomb. But their fried rice was excellent. But I kept thinking, I can make this just as good at home and I have been craving it ever since!
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (18 oz) bottle Teriyaki sauce
3 Tablespoons sesame oil (or vegetable oil)
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)
1 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 cups cooked white rice (day old or leftover cold rice is best)
3-4 Tablespoons soy sauce.
Cook chicken covered in teriyaki sauce in a crock-pot on high heat for 3 hours. OR in oven at 375 F° for 35 minutes. Once cooked, slice into small pieces. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the peas/carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender.
Lower the heat to medium-low and push the mixture off to one side. Pour eggs on the other side of skillet. Stir fry until scrambled.
Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir in cooked chicken and cook until mixture is heated through. Serve and enjoy!