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Chicken Fried Rice


Chicken fried rice is something that I’ve made it my business to know well. I love it so much that it would have been irresponsible to not know how to make it myself. And since I’ve learned how to make it or any kind of fried rice, I don’t really order it in restaurants.
I have this problem with ordering food that I know I can make myself for much cheaper than I’m paying in a restaurant. It’s the same thing with fettuccini alfredo – I refuse to pay $12 when it costs less than $5 to make it for your whole family.
Most people always have rice, eggs, and some of the condiments on hand, so the scallions and possibly sesame oil might be the only cost. Plus it’s always good to know what’s going into the food you eat and there’s no better way to do that then to make it yourself.
This recipe feeds about two people, but if you’re making it on the side of another dish then I think it could be stretched to 4. I made it as a main dish and then sauteed some veggies that I had on hand, but as a side dish I would probably leave out the chicken.

Chicken Fried Rice


Serves 2 people


1 1/2 cups white rice
3 cups water
2 scallions
2 eggs
Olive Oil
Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil
Sri Racha Sauce
1-2 chicken breasts cut into small cubes


1) Prepare the rice in whichever way works best for you. I use a rice maker, but if you’re using a small sauce pan then bring the water to a boil on the stove and add in the rice. Lower the pot to a simmer and cover. Let the rice cook for 15-20 minutes without removing the lid.
2) While the rice is cooking, saute the chicken with salt, pepper, and a few drops of sri racha sauce. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the heat and set it aside. Cut the scallions into small cylinders.
3) When the rice is cooked, put the scallions and rice in a frying pan on medium heat. Add in a few teaspoons of soy sauce (or more if you would like) and 1 to 2 teaspoons of sesame oil. Fry the rice for about 5 minutes Then move it all to one side of the frying pan. Crack the eggs in the other side of the frying pan and stir them around so that the yolks crack. Once the eggs cook fully, Mix the rice and the eggs together and add a few more drops of sri racha sauce.
4) Let the mixture cook for 5 minutes while stirring constantly, then add the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve alone or with stir fry vegetables on the side.

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  • Heidi

    This is THE best thing EVER!!!!!!!!!!