Friday, 10 April 2015

Quick and easy home made chicken fried rice.

Chicken fried rice is definitely a favourite of mine to get from the local takeaway on a Saturday night, so I thought I would give it a go - hey presto, people liked it.

This has been a family favourite for a while now and always goes down well with the diners.

Serves 4-5 people

4 chicken breasts
3 cups of rice
6 eggs
8 spring onions
peas (frozen, fresh or tinned)
soy sauce (reduced salt)
Chinese five spice
salt and pepper to taste
garlic butter (enough to grease the frying pan)

Chop the chicken into strips or chunks dependant on preference and set aside. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl or dish and wisk until yolks have dispersed and set aside.
finely chop the spring onions and set aside.

Cook the rice according to packet instructions, I personally use 'Uncle Bens long grain rice' which only takes 8 minutes to cook, and is worth the extra pound or two.

Whilst the rice is cooking heat up a large frying pan to a high temperature with the garlic butter, add the chicken and allow to brown off, add the spring onions, peas (as many as you like), 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of Chinese five spice and salt and pepper to taste.

When the rice is cooked, drain and put to one side.

Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly and the vegetables have warmed empty into a large serving dish cover and place somewhere to keep warm such as warmed oven or microwave.

Without cleaning the frying pan turn down the heat to medium, add the whisked egg, and allow to cook until it looks like an omelette - then cut the egg whilst it is still cooking into small pieces using a wooden spoon, add the cooked rice and pour over some soy sauce (again, dependant on personal preference - I would use 4 tablespoons). Keep stirring to avoid burning the rice until warmed add the chicken mixture back and toss through until mixed and serve. 

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do!

What are your favourite takeaway inspired dishes?

Lindsey xx

(Apologies for the poor picture quality and lighting!)

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