Sunday, January 9, 2011

Kate's Chicken Fried Rice

A few months ago I was really craving chicken fried rice.  I found a highly rated recipe online but was very dissatisfied with the lack of vegetables, spices, and flavor.  I'm a big fan of garlic and ginger and I think they really add something to Asian food, especially the ginger, yum!  I decided to take my craving into my own hands and this is the recipe I came up with.  Most of the ingredients are approximations and the recipe feeds 4.

 Kate's Chicken Fried Rice

2 eggs
1 Tbs. water
1 Tbs. butter
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 c. green onion, chopped
1 c. carrots, finely chopped
1 c. frozen peas
1 chicken breast cubed
Garlic powder (to taste)
Onion powder (to taste)
Fresh or powdered ginger (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
2 c. cold rice
Soy sauce (to taste)

In a bowl beat the eggs with the water.  Sprinkle garlic, onion, powdered ginger, and pepper on chicken and cook in a skillet with oil.  Set chicken aside, keeping oil in the skillet.  Add butter and melt.  Add the onion, carrots, and peas and saute.  Add the chicken and more ginger and spices if desired.  Pour the egg into a corner of the skillet and scramble.  When it's finished stir it together with the vegetables and chicken.  Add the rice (cold to prevent it from getting mushy) and soy sauce and enjoy!

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