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One of the first restaurant dishes I perfected at home was Chicken Fried Rice. I set my sights on the fried rice from Benihana, a Japanese restaurant. If you’ve never been to Benihana, meals are prepared by knife-wielding chefs at a teppanyaki tables. The chef prepares everything for the guests, including the fried rice. When you’re handed a steaming bowl of freshly prepared fried rice and see the long faces of the people that ordered plain white rice, you know you’re in for a treat. I think this version, suitable for preparation at home, really measures up. Fancy knife-wielding and teppanyaki table not required.
Ingredients for Chicken Fried Rice:
1 cup white rice
2 green onions, diced
1/3 cup medium white onion, chopped
1 small carrot, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped chicken
2-4 tbsp soy sauce (to taste)
salt & pepper
NOTES: One cup uncooked rice prepares 3 cups cooked rice. Cold (or leftover) rice works best for fried rice. Makes great leftovers!
1. Prepare one cup white rice. Allow rice to chill or come to room temperature.
2. Chop green onions, white onion, carrot and garlic.
3. Shred or chop grilled chicken, set aside.
4. Saute green onion, white onion and carrot over medium heat (in your biggest, flattest skillet) with a dash of salt and a crack of pepper in a teaspoon of canola oil until tender. Set aside.
5. Cook eggs in a teaspoon of canola oil. Start with a fry and end with a scramble. Set aside.
6. Add 1 tbsp canola oil to pan. Add rice to pan in small batches. Toss while cooking over medium-high heat.
7. Working quickly, turn temperature to high-medium-high heat and sprinkle soy sauce over frying rice. Toss. Add a small amount of butter. Toss. Add sauteed vegetable mixture and eggs and keep tossing.
8. Lower heat to medium-low and add chicken, garlic and finish of soy sauce.
9. For an added treat garnish with sesame seeds and serve with steamed broccoli.
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Link to the Average Betty vs. The Fried Rice Demon video.
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Melissa Rose Smith says
Oh My Gosh…….I just finished making the Fried Rice Demon!!!!!
It is Excellent!!!
I now know how to make GOOD Fried Rice!!!!
Thanks A Million!!!
Melissa Rose Smith
Average Betty says
Hey Melissa! Woo Hoo! Doesn’t it feel great to conquer the Fried Rice Demon? Congratulations!
I’m so glad you like the rice and thank YOU a million for letting me know how it turned out! Got any other food battles for me?
The best chicken fried rice recipe by far!
Thnx Betty! Btw, ur video was so much fun!
Take care :)
Average Betty says
WooHoo! Thank you Sotia!
The sesame sprinkle is new to me and I tried it. Funny how this seeds can add up to its yumminess! Good job for this postings!
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First of all “Hats off to you” …Loved your presentation “Hi Ya” on Video Jug …very original !!
I’m gonna try this …looks easy, and delicious …will keep you posted
I just got done making this recipe, and even though I screwed it up by not thoroughly reading the directions before hand, it turned out absolutely wonderful! I actually did a lot of searching of fried rice recipes before stumbling upon this one, and I am so glad I did! The best part about making this, is that it doesn’t cost a ton of money to make. I am definitely going to keep this page as a book mark and I will share it with as many people as I can.
Average Betty says
Thanks so much, Jill! So glad you like the Fried Rice — it’s definitely a favorite around here :D And yes — especially if you omit the chicken, even cheaper!
Arni Bergsson says
Have to say I love this recipe, I would love it if you would be so nice guest post one chicken recipe on my site?
http://chickenprepare.com/ It’s only about chicken :)
With thanks Arni.
adr PaulinaL says
I made this for dinner at my mom’s house tonight and yum yum yum!!! My mom, my two daughters and my brother all raved about it! We have never seen this in a chinese restaurant but we thought it tasted like take-out! I added an extra clove of garlic and a handful of red, green and yellow peppers to boost the nutritional content and a little cornstarch to thicken, but otherwise left it as is…a winner!