Happy Monday friends! If you read the Benihana Onion Soup recipe last week you may have been thinking, “Jason. What should I serve with that tasty soup?” Chicken Fried Rice of course! Fried rice is quick and easy to make at home using leftover rice from other dinners. All you do is cook some chicken, toss in your favorite veggies, rice and soy sauce and you’ve got home made take out.
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that, because the rice is the star of the show, you don’t need much chicken to feed a family of 4. You probably have everything you need to make this healthy and delicious Chicken Fried Rice at home right now, so put down the phone and pick up the pan!
- 2 Tbs Vegetable Oil
- 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, Cut into ½ in pieces
- 2 Eggs, Lightly Beaten
- 1 Cup Diced Onion
- ½ Cup Diced Carrots
- 6 Cups Cooked White Rice, cooled and refrigerated for at least 6 hours.
- 1 Tbs Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- Salt and Pepper
- Heat the oil in a large skillet (or wok) on medium high heat until it just begins to smoke.
- Add all of the chicken and cook, stirring frequently until it’s cooked through (about 4 - 5 minutes).
- Add the eggs and mix until they’re cooked (1 minute).
- Add the onions and carrots, and cook until they’ve softened a bit (about 3 – 4 minutes)
- Add all of the rice and soy sauce and toss to combine and to heat the rice (about 5 minutes).
- Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
Don’t use freshly cooked rice for this recipe or it’ll turn out mushy. Cooling and refrigerating your rice dries it out and makes it the perfect fried rice consistency.
Throw your leftover white rice into storage bags and store in the freezer. When you have a hankering for fried rice, the frozen rice will be ready for use in this recipe! Just follow the same directions as above.
Soy sauce has been in use in China for over 2,500 years, making it one of the world’s oldest condiments.