Thursday, February 08, 2007

Chicken Fried Rice.......mmmmmmmmmmmmm

I made fried rice tonight but didn't have many of these ingredients.....still turned out OK. By the way, you can do this with tofu, shrimp, pork or whatever you want to put in there.

2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1T Vegetable Oil
2 diced carrots
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen peas (unless you have fresh)
2 cups cooked jasmine rice
1 egg
3 chopped green onion
1-3T Soy Sauce (I prefer low sodium)

Dice chicken breasts and place them in a bowl with a small amount of soy sauce for about 30 minutes before cooking or while you heat the skillet/wok. Heat wok/skillet with oil, toss in minced garlic and before it starts burning toss in chicken, once chicken begins to brown, throw in carrots and chopped green onion. Once carrots begin to sweat a little, throw in other veggies (did I mention you should be cooking your rice by now....in fact the rice should just about be ready) When chicken is nice an browned, your rice should be done....spoon rice into wok (add a little more oil, if needed) and mix well....I like to do that chef toss thing with the wok/skillet...it makes me feel good about cooking...like I'm doing something. Make a little coliseum with the rice so there is a space for the egg on the pan....crack egg right into the skillet/wok and then start working the egg into the rice...watch it cook before your eyes...ooohh...aaaahhhh.....add soy sauce and mix it in well......

Cheat code: pick up some rice at the Chinese take out place on the way home from work.

Fun garnish: Once you're done chopping your green onion, take the white ends...cut off the hairs, then do a criss cross cut in the white portion...place in a bowl of cold water and watch them bloom like little flowers (Thank you, Wolfgang Puck for the idea) You'll impress your friends and the kids think they're cute.

5 comments:

Kimberly said...

HELP! cookie catastrophe! I was making cookies and realized I was out of brown sugar ( how you run out of brown sugar, I DON"T KNOW) I looked up a substitution and found white sugar with 2 tbsp of molassas was an acceptable sub. THEY LOOKED AND TASTED LIKE CRAP. The dough was inpalatable! They didn't set up and ran all over the cookie sheet. I had a friggin' mess. What did I do wrong? Help me , caddywampus webmaster. You're my only hope.

GODrums said...

Hey, I just cook. I don't bake. I lie. Peach Cobbler is about the only thing I can from scratch. I think you went wrong when you realized you didn't have any brown sugar and you didn't just stop while you were already behind. Now you've got a mess to clean up.

Do I need to put up a disclaimer?

Kimberly said...

I agree. I was too cheep to chuck it, yet too lazy to run to the store. sigh

Coach Moe said...

This sounds yummy I'm going to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

Lenora said...

Good post.