How have I never thought of using up my leftovers in the form of a chicken fried rice. I mean, I could have made shrimp fried rice, beef fried rice, anything really! I have thrown out so much food that could have been amazing in that. So nowadays, I have learned my lesson and throw nothing out. When Friday hits, I go through my fridge and see what I can throw together in rice to make a whole new dish.
Sometimes I even combine two proteins! Well, friends. Every week I have a different version of fried rice and it is always amazing! Check out what our friends over at Crunchy Creamy Sweet had to say about this:
“Chicken Fried Rice recipe – quick and easy veggie and chicken packed meal for the busy weeknights! Plus my favorite tip on saving time with easy rice prep!”
Let me tell you, everyone LOVES this meal!
3 cups cooked rice chilled, see notes
3 medium carrots diced
2 celery stalks diced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 and 1/2 tbsp Land O’ Lakes butter
1 tbsp Bertolli olive oil
1 cup whole kernel corn
1 cup sweet peas
1/2 medium red onion chopped
3 tbsp Kikkoman reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 large eggs beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces, cooked
See notes for cooking chicken first.
In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter. Add eggs and cook scrambled style until done. Remove onto a plate.
Add remaining butter and oil to the pan. Add garlic and onion and cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes. Add carrots and celery and cook, stirring often, for 5 to 6 minutes. They shouldn’t be completely soft.
Add rice , corn, sweet peas and chicken. Add soy sauce, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until heated through. Add eggs, stir in. Garnish with chopped green onions or parsley.
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Quick Tip: If you do not have cooked chicken on hand, heat up the oil and butter in saucepan. Add chicken pieces and cook until done. Remove from pan, add more oil and butter and follow recipe above.
Thanks again to Crunchy Creamy Sweet for this amazing recipe.