Take-Out Style Chicken Fried Rice

Feb 4, 13 • Cooking, Recipes4 Comments

Take Out Style Chicken Fried Rice 5

I don’t remember quite when it happened.  Somewhere along the way I became a short-cut cook.  Maybe it had something to do with being a busy mother with six children, always trying to eliminate a step or two to help speed up the feeding of the family.  So I became a seasoning packet user – not always the least expensive route, but convenient.  Now that the children are grown, I’m taking the time to do more cooking from scratch.  Our family loves Chinese take-out – we could eat it at least every other day!  Here’s a great recipe for Take-out Style Chicken Fried Rice…with special-cut carrots that would make your Valentine’s Day dinner extra special.

Take-Out Style Chicken Fried Rice

1 medium onion, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

3/4 cup frozen peas

3/4 cup thinly slice heart carrots (see how-to here)

3 Tablespoons olive oil

3 eggs

4 cups cooked white rice

1/3 cup soy sauce

1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, cubed

Chop onions and garlic; prepare the carrots – you don’t have to make them into hearts, but they are awfully cute this way!

Veggies For Fried Rice

Saute the vegetables in the olive oil.

Saute Onion Garlic Carrots And Peas

Add the eggs.

Add Eggs

Scramble the eggs in with the cooked vegetables.

Scramble The Eggs

Add the chicken and stir it in.

Add Chicken

Add the cooked rice and the soy sauce.

AddRiceAndSoySauce

Stir it well.

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So this is kind-of like a casserole, but with Asian flair.  This recipe is so easy to make and delicious that I don’t think I’ll ever need to use those fried rice seasoning packets again!

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4 Responses to Take-Out Style Chicken Fried Rice

  1. SusanInAK says:

    I don’t even KNOW what’s in those seasoning packets – thanks for sharing this recipe, we will be trying it this weekend!

    • Helen says:

      I’m with you, Susan! Not a clue…not that I’ve ever looked. But the garlic, onion and soy sauce is surely what’s in there, just this is a more natural, unadulterated form…or maybe I should say water-free. It is really good. Next time, however, I’m doubling the batch so there’s more leftovers!

  2. Michelle Hinton says:

    Yum Yum YUm! Love the hearts.

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