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Chicken Fried Rice

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I asked the hubs what he wanted for dinner the other night and he said, “I’ll make dinner!” Sweet music to my ears. Love that guy. It started out as terriyaki chicken, but then he decided to switch and make chicken fried rice. Cade is a great cook, but as many of you out there know, it can be a little hard to just turn over the kitchen to someone especially when they are just winging it. So, I kept peeking back into the kitchen and asking what I could do to help. Finally Cade was like, “Carrian, I got this. I want you to be able to rest for once!” Oh, ok. I guess I could try and do that. Well, I’m glad I left him alone because this actually turned out way yummy and totally hit the spot that night.

Is Rice Gluten Free?

Rice is naturally gluten free.

All rice including brown rice, white rice and wild rice are gluten free.

Does Rice Have Any Nutrients?

White rice is mostly carbohydrate.

But, rice does also contain protein and 2 percent fat.

White rice is a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, iron, folic acid, thiamine and niacin.

What Is A Healthy Alternative To Rice?

Cauliflower rice is an excellent alternative to rice.

It is very low in carbs.

Quinoa is also a good substitute for rice.

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Brown Rice Cooked
  • 2 Carrots peeled and chopped (he did circles, but I think he should have cubed 'em)
  • 1 Cup Peas
  • 3 Slices Bacon Turkey
  • 2 Chicken Breasts cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Ground
  • 3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon over medium heat.
  • Remove to paper towels to cool.
  • Break up into chunks.
  • Place chicken in the same skillet with the turkey fat and cook through.
  • Remove chicken and set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together soy, ginger and brown sugar. Do a taste test and depending on the strength of the soy sauce add additional ginger, brown sugar etc. This should be a little thick.
  • Dump carrots into pan and saute until tender.
  • Add brown rice and peas; toss together.
  • Scoot aside some of the rice in the pan so that you have a little pan exposed.
  • Crack in both eggs, poking the yolks, and let them begin to cook. As soon as the eggs have started to cook through scramble them up with a spatula and toss with all of the rice.
  • Add bacon and chicken to the rice and drizzle over about half to 3/4 of the soy mixture.
  • Toss rice and let cook, stirring occasionally for another 5 min.
  • Serve with remaining sauce for those who want it.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 1823mg79%
Potassium 616mg18%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 3684IU74%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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9 comments

  • Love your Chinese recipes. They seem quick. Much better than the store bought kind. The Baked sesame Chicken is wonderful. My brother- in-law eats with us most of the time and there is plenty for the three or us.

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    • Thank you for the feedback Joyce! So glad you enjoy these recipes!

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  • I made this for my husband for lunch a few days ago. He loved it! I followed the recipe as written. It is just the two of us, and it made plenty of left overs. Will be our fried rice recipe.

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    • I forgot, we did use pork bacon because that’s all we had. But I like the balance between the bacon and the brown sugar in the sauce. Was very nice.

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    • I bet you definitely had leftovers but with fried rice that’s not a bad thing. Thanks!

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  • how many servings does this make? Thanks.

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    • Hi Diann, we got 4-6 servings out of it, but we do have small children so it could be a little more like 4 servings.

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  • This sounds good. I like the addition of brown sugar! Looks beautiful too!

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  • Yum! I love fried rice. We just made up some pork fried rice last night. I can almost taste yours just reading it. Thanks for sharing!

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