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Fried rice is a versatile Chinese classic that is a great recipe to have in your back pocket. It can be simplified to be a quick vegetarian option or jazzed up with other proteins and vegetables to create a more substantial meal. Using previously cooked rice will both cut down on your preparation time and give your fried rice a much better texture. Our chicken fried rice recipe is a delicious, budget friendly meal suitable for the whole family.

CHICKEN FRIED RICE RECIPE

Fried rice is a versatile Chinese classic that is a great recipe to have in your back pocket. Our chicken fried rice recipe is a delicious, budget friendly meal suitable for the whole family.
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PREP TIME 15 mins
COOK TIME 30 mins
COURSE Main Course
CUISINE Chinese
SERVINGS 4
CALORIES 799 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups leftover rice cold
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 blocks tofu pressed (optional)
  • 6 tablespoon oil divided in 3
  • 1 onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 carrots large
  • 1 pak choi head
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli flake
  • ½ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Spring Onions

Method
 

  • Cut your chicken breasts into 1cm thick strips and slice your tofu into batons.
  • Crack your eggs into a bowl, season with a pinch of salt and the chili flakes and whisk with chopsticks to combine.
  • Dice the onions and carrots, finely chop the garlic, separate the pak choi and set aside.
  • Heat 2tbl of the oil in a wok on medium high heat and fry off the chicken then the tofu in batches and set aside.
  • In the same oil (to retain the flavours) fry off the carrots and onions until they are almost soft. Add the garlic and continue to fry until the onions turns translucent.
  • Then add the pak choi to wilt it. Set aside.
  • Turn the heat up to high and add another 2tbl of oil.
  • Pour in the eggs and scramble with the chopsticks until they’re fully cooked.
  • As soon as the eggs are cooked add the final 2 tbl of oil and add the rice. Toss to combine.
  • Season the rice with soy and allow it to warm through.
  • Add the protein and vegetables back in along with the spring onions and toss to combine.
  • Plate in large bowls, top with spring onions for garnish and enjoy!
Chefs Tips
  • You can substitute the pak choi for regular cabbage if necessary.
  • Pressing your tofu before cooking allows it to absorb more flavour as well as resulting in a better texture. 
  • Check out your local Chinese supermarket to pick up a lot of these ingredients for a better price than your average supermarket.
Keyword Chicken, fried rice
Nutritional Information
Calories: 799kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 66gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 308mgSodium: 2686mgPotassium: 1787mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 16381IUVitamin C: 104mgCalcium: 306mgIron: 5mg
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