Don’t wait for takeout night to curb your fried rice cravings! Whip up our favorite chicken fried rice recipe for a quick and easy Asian-inspired meal for lunch or dinner.
Prepare the rice according to package directions. Spread rice on a sheet pan to cool completely. If necessary, place in the fridge to cool quicker.
Heat the sesame oil in a large non-stick wok or skillet over high heat. Add the eggs and quickly scramble until eggs are soft-cooked. Remove egg, place it on a dish, and keep warm. Clean out the wok after finishing.
Add the remaining oil to the wok and stir-fry the chicken for 5 minutes. Add salt, garlic, and ginger. Continue to stir-fry until the chicken is done, about 3 minutes.
Add the cooled rice and stir-fry until heated through. Add peas, carrots, green onions, soy sauce, and reserved egg. Sauté until all ingredients are well combined and heated through.
Don’t let those hibachi chefs fool you, classic chicken fried rice is simpler than you might think. Just as tasty made from the comfort of your own home– fried rice is as easy as one, two, three–and with this recipe, you’ll literally be just a few steps away from prep to plate.
With typical fried rice veggies including, green onions, shredded carrots, and green peas, this fried rice is as authentic as it gets. The addition of our Carolina® Long Grain and Jasmine Blend adds more to the table, giving this rice a true Asian touch. In this fried rice, you’ll also have tasty morsels of scrambled eggs, chicken bites, fresh ginger, a touch of soy sauce, and minced garlic. If you prefer to use classic white rice, make sure to take a look at our product page and guide on how to make white rice.
Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up these ingredients and enjoy a bowl of tasty, fast fried rice!
Going meatless? Switch out the chicken for pan-fried tofu and enjoy this fried rice vegetarian-style.
No sesame oil? Swap with hot chili oil, any nut or flavored olive oil, or browned butter.
No whole eggs? Swap with egg whites or diced tofu.
Substitute vegetable oil with peanut oil, olive oil, or butter.
No boneless, skinless chicken breast? Substitute shrimp, pork or beef, or leftover cooked shredded rotisserie chicken or turkey.
No fresh garlic? Swap with ½ teaspoon garlic powder.
No fresh ginger? Swap with ½ teaspoon ground ginger powder.
No fresh carrots? Swap canned or frozen carrots or peas and carrot blend.
Out of soy sauce? Swap with Worcestershire, liquid Aminos or a dash of fish sauce.
No frozen green peas? Swap with canned peas or frozen or canned vegetable blend.
For something sweet to enjoy after your meal, learn how to make a rice pudding recipe easy.
For something with more of a Latin American flavor, learn how to make this arroz chaufa recipe.