Fried rice recipes are such an easy way to create dinner out of your favorite Asian ingredients or if you’re like me, whatever you can find in the refrigerator. This chicken fried recipe is very simple to make and after sticking to a simple rice technique, it came out perfectly! Don’t be shy to add in extra veggies or change up the protein. Since the recipe recalls you to cook the protein separately, the recipe can easily be altered with whatever you choose.
Want to know my technique for easy and perfect rice?
First, use instant rice. We’ll deep dive into the real stuff later. Follow whatever the package says for the rice to water ratio. Bring water to a boil in a pot. During this time I like to add salt, preferably sea salt (to taste.) Once the water has come to a boil, pour rice into the pot and stir. Bring the water down to a simmer and cover the pot. Wait five minutes or until the rice is nice and fluffy.
A secret trick is to also let the rice sit out overnight or for a few hours before cooking to get the perfect fry. This is why this dish is perfect for leftover meals and even brunch dishes.