Quick and Easy Chicken Fried Rice is an economical dinner idea! It's versatile too - use shrimp, pork, ham or Spam in place of the chicken! The possibilities are endless with this basic recipe - It's a great way to re-purpose leftovers!
Quick and Easy Chicken Fried Rice
2 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (16 oz.) bag frozen peas and carrots, thawed, (optional)
4 cups cooked white rice, cold*** (see note)
1/4 cup soy sauce
½ tsp. black pepper
2 cups cooked chicken meat, or meat of choice
*** It is very important to use cold rice for this recipe!
In a small bowl, beat egg with water. Melt butter in a large skillet or wok over medium-low heat. Add egg and scramble until cooked through. Remove from skillet to a small bowl.
Heat oil in the same pan. Add onion, garlic and the peas and carrots. Saute until the onion is soft. Then add rice, soy sauce, black pepper and chicken. Stir-fry together about 3-5 minutes, until mixture is well combined. Add the eggs; stir to combine.