Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

Fried rice is great for just about every family. Not only is it fun to make, it can also CLEAR OUT your refrigerator! It's very versatile. It can be prepared with almost any kind of ingredients. Putting all the scraps and pieces in a wok, you can really turn it into something very delicious!

Here's how I made mine tonight:
5-6 Servings

White Rice (3 cups - Secret: Cook rice a day ahead of time and put it in the fridge. Cold, dry rice has a much better result for fried rice)
Chicken Breast (chop into small chunks)
Spring Onion (3 stalks, chopped)
3 Large Eggs
1/3 of a Large Cabbage (chop to thin strips)

Ginger Root (half a thumb of it, minced)
Garlic (3 cloves, minced)

Light Soy Sauce (2 tablespoons)
Dark Soy Sauce (1 tablespoon)
Sesame Oil (2 teaspoons)
Salt and Pepper (a few pinches)
Cornstarch (1 tablesppon)

Step 1: Mix marinade with chicken in a bowl and set aside
Step 2: Scramble the egg and set it aside in a small bowl 
Step 3: In a big wok, fry the chicken with the chopped ginger and garlic in some oil. Scoop out into a bowl on the side after cooked through

Step 4: Fry cabbage in the wok with a bit of oil. Add some chicken stock to soften the cabbage. Do not over drain. Close the lid for about 5 minutes. Scoop cooked cabbage out and set aside in another bowl

Step 5: Now, lets cook the rice. Put rice in wok with some oil. Add some soy sauce and chicken stock as you break the rice with the spatula

Step 5: Add cabbage and chicken to the work and stir. Add egg last and break it with the spatula

Step 6: Sprinkle spring onion and serve immediately!

Tips: You may want to add some colorful vegetables to make this dish more appetizing, such as diced red pepper or carrot slices!


1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! Your step by step instructions, make it look really easy.