In the amount of time it takes for takeout to be delivered to your door, this homemade Chicken Fried Rice will be on the table and ready to eat.


3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided $
4 large eggs, lightly beaten $
3/4 cup diced onion $
3/4 cup diced red bell pepper $
1 pound haricots verts (tiny green beans), trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
4 cups cooked basmati rice
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 to 3 tsp. Asian chili-garlic sauce
Toppings: sliced green onions, chopped toasted almonds


1. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 1 minute; add eggs, and cook, gently stirring, 1 to 2 minutes or until softly scrambled. Remove eggs from skillet; chop.

2. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in skillet; add onion, bell pepper, and green beans, and stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add chicken, and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add rice, soy sauce, and chili-garlic sauce; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in scrambled eggs; sprinkle with desired toppings.

Southern Living / APRIL 2012



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