Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fried Rice with chicken and scrambled wok makeover of leftover rice.

There are some evenings when you are just exhausted.This fried rice is the dinner solution for those evenings.One wok/pan to clean later is as enticing a prospect as the meal itself.This dish works best with leftover rice right out of the fridge.Just prepared rice will have more water and turns the dish a bit mushy.But I have made this dish with just made rice too.Taste is still great.

Boneless Chicken-1 cup (roughly 1 inch pieces)
White vinegar-1 tablespoon
Soy sauce-1 tablespoon
Garlic paste-1 clove
Pepper powder-1/2 tablespoon
Salt -to taste
Oil-3-4 table spoons

Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients except oil and leave for 20 minutes.In this 20 minutes,you can chop up some vegetables and scramble some eggs.(2-3 eggs)

Onions-1 small sliced into half moons
Peppers-Red/Green/Yellow-about a cup
Mushrooms-sliced about a cup
Garlic- 2 cloves sliced
Green chilies-2 chopped/sliced

Just a few more things to do.
Take the rice out of the fridge.Run a fork through it to separate the grains a bit.I had about 4 cups of cooked rice.
Soy sauce-2 spoons
White Vinegar-2 spoons
Salt-to taste
Pepper-1 teaspoon/ to taste
Salad leaves(optional..... I usually have salad leaves in my iceberg lettuce,red cabbage and carrot mix)

Your 20 mins are up now :-).
In a wok,heat the oil to fry the marinated chicken.It will take about 5-6 minutes on high flame for the chicken to get soft and acquire a light tan color on the surface.Take out all the chicken pieces and keep aside.Now to the remaining oil in the wok, add the onions(Flame on high......I use my Power Burner on high).Once onions are done,should be done in a couple of minutes, put in the chopped peppers,garlic,
mushrooms and chilies.If your flame is high,it will take a minute with constant stirring for the vegetables to be done.Put in the 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and vinegar each.Season with salt and pepper. Add the fried chicken back to the wok.Now add in the rice and mix everything up real good.Add in your scrambled eggs and your salad leaves now.Put the heat off or your salad leaves will wilt and lose the crunch.Adjust for seasoning and serve.
Your one wok no fuss dinner is ready.

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