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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recipes: Chicken Fried Rice

Husband really likes the fried rice at Benihana. This is surprising since he doesn't really like a bunch of ingredients together. I made sure to make all the veggies really small so he couldn't pick them out.

Chicken Fried Rice

3 cups prepared jasmine rice. It needs to be cold when you add it to the rest of the mix. 
1/2 cup minced red onion
1 1/2 cups minced vegetables: I used red pepper, corn, garlic, scallions, jalapeno, and pea pods. 
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped raw
2 scrambled eggs
3 tsp. sesame oil
4 T. butter
2 T. chili paste
salt and pepper to taste
soy sauce to taste (several large pours)
  1. Cook rice according to directions on box. Rinse with cold water, pat dry with paper towels. Chill until needed. *It has to be cold when you add it to the wok.
  2. In a wok, cook chicken pieces with 1tsp. sesame oil, chili paste, salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Scramble the two eggs in the same pan, set aside.
  4. Cook onions for a few minutes in 2 T. butter, then add other veggies and the remaining butter and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender.  
  5. Add rice, eggs, and chicken to the wok, add some soy sauce for color and flavor. 
  6. Mix until warm and everything is coated...serve and enjoy!
*The butter, chili paste, and sesame oil are approximate measurements so the recipe can be cut in half.
*Only use one pan for cooking everything to get the most flavor.
*Have all the chopping prepped and ready when you start cooking the chicken. You'll want everything to stay warm as you're cooking everything else. 
*Yields 7 cups finished product (pictured below). Easily adjustable.

Prepared and chilled rice.
Minced onions. 
Chopped chicken. 3 breasts is about 2 cups.
Minced mixed veggies: Garlic, red pepper, pea pods, jalapeno, corn.
Finished product.
To reheat: add a little water and microwave OR reheat in a skillet with some water.

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