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A bowl of fried rice

Fried Rice

This quick and easy fried rice recipe makes for a quick side dish or main dish meal. Ingredients are flexible and it's great for using up leftovers.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: rice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 316kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked long-grain white rice chilled
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 12-16 oz bag frozen peas & carrots *thawed
  • 1-2 cooked boneless chicken breasts cut into small bite size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add rice, peas and carrots, chicken and garlic to pan, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes until throughly combined and warm.
  • Add soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper to rice, stir well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Depending on the size of your skillet, rice mixture can be pushed to the side of the pan or removed from the pan, then scramble eggs in pan. Once eggs are cooked combine with rice and mix. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

*To quickly thaw peas and carrots, place in a strainer and run under warm water for 1-2 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5059IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
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