Monday, March 4, 2013

Take Out-Fake Out: Chicken Fried Rice

I have a love for cheep, good Chinese food. The hubs had never understood the deliciousness of a good order of Lo Mien leftovers after a good night out until about 5 years after we met. The only way I could get him to try it was that he lost a bet- but I got him hooked as well.  However, hes still very picky about what he orders and where he will eat it from. Recently the place we usually order from changed owners and went from good to horrible, leaving me to go without my favorite take out food. We both adore chicken fried rice, and Grayson boy will eat that for days -so on this cold crappy night that's what I decided to whip up for dinner.

Take Out Fake Out Fried Rice
4 cups COLD white or brown rice- that's the secret to really good fried rice, make the rice the day before if you can.
2 eggs
Canola Oil
Salt, Pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
1 small onion, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
2-3 TBSP Green Peas 
1 lb Chicken Breast, cut into small chunks
2-3 TBSP Soy Sauce (enough to coat)
2-3 TBS Teriyaki Sauce (enough to coat)
1. Heat a few tsp of oil in a large skillet or wok
2. Beat eggs with salt and pepper and cook eggs until done- scrambling as they cook
3. Remove eggs from pan and add 2-3 more tsp of oil
4. Cook chicken until no longer pink
5. Once chicken is done, add diced carrot, onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes.
6. After the veggies have softened a bit add in cold rice allowing it to cook for a few minutes with the chicken and veggies.
7. Add the cooked eggs, peas and the Soy and Teriyaki Sauce (add enough until all the rice has sauce on it, but its not sopping).
8. Stir, allowing sauces to cook into the rice for a 2-3 minutes or until everyone is nice and hot.
9. Eat hot and make extra for leftovers!

Grayson ate two servings all by himself- even if most of that ended up all down the front of him he still had a blast trying!


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