Saturday, December 6, 2008

Chicken Fried Rice

This is the busiest time of the year. There is so much to do and so little time to do it! That is why it is nice to have easy recipes that use leftovers and items that you already have in your fridge.
This is a really quick recipe that is perfect for a busy weeknight. It comes together in a matter of moments. I took the picture the morning after we ate this and thought it was funny because the rice kept the shape of the container. You can use whatever veggies are in your fridge and add cooked shrimp, ham, pork, or leave out the meat all-together. Easy peasy and fast too!

Chicken Fried Rice by Mary Ann
1 Tbls canola oil
6 green onions, sliced
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
2 cups day-old cooked rice, brown or white
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 Tbls soy sauce
1 Tbls grated fresh ginger
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, green pepper, celery, and mushrooms. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add rice, chicken, salt, and pepper. Toss and cook until hot and golden. Stir in soy sauce and ginger. Move this mixture to the side and add the eggs; cook and scramble, mixing them into the rice. Serve.
Note- Other cooked meat can be substituted for the chicken and other veggies can be substituted or added.
Coming Up Next- The Lunchbox returns!


Melissa said...

I love recipes that I can use whatever's in the pantry. Your photos are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Yes, I do love your photos too, and the rice looks delcious. I'm ready for something simple.

Unknown said...

You lunches always look amazing... been saving this for you tho....

Unknown said...

I got on the computer this morning to look for a new chicken fried rice. We feel like ours is too greasy with the bacon, but it didn't taste right without it. I'm glad your site was my first stop... look no further! Thanks for taking care of that for me!

Aggie said...

Love this!

....and I LOVE all of your lunchbox recipes above!! That sausage roll looks delish!