August 10, 2012

Healthy Chicken Fried Rice

I had a totally random pregnancy craving for chicken fried rice this past weekend.  I know that ordering it from a Chinese restaurant is far from healthy, so I decided to make my own healthier version using minimal oil and organic ingredients.  I pretty much made this recipe up as I went along so there are no exact measurements.  It's super easy to make, serves 2-3 and tastes so good!  Here's how I did it:




Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a wok
Scramble 2 eggs, remove from wok and set aside
Saute chopped onion and 1/2 tsp of crushed garlic until golden - about 2-3 minutes
Add 1 tsp sesame oil
Add diced chicken breast (I used 1 large chicken breast), season with black pepper
Cook chicken all the way through
Add handful of snow peas, bean sprouts and chopped broccoli - mix together and saute for 2-3 minutes
Add cooked brown rice*
Add scrambled eggs that have been set aside
Add soy sauce (however much or as little as you want)
Sprinkle with sesame seeds, mix everything together and cook for 2 minutes longer

*For the brown rice, I used 1 bag of Trader Joe's fully cooked organic frozen brown rice.  All you have to do is heat it in the microwave for 3 minutes.  So easy!

26 comments:

  1. And I was just looking for a receipe of what to cook tonight - thanks, this looks absolutely delicious! Must buy a wok now, I can't belive I still haven't got one... :P

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  2. Wat a coincidence....I just had a fried rice aswell but it was vegetarian....
    Anywaz ur recipe tips looks grt aswell

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  3. Great recipe! I will try it out! Sadly, the easy access to organic foods is not as readily available in Dubai as I'd like.

    Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  4. Oh YUM, Audrey! So funny because the hubby and I picked up all the ingredients to make a chinese dinner at home (including stuff for friend rice)! ;) I'll have to take some inspo from your recipe!

    xo
    Jen
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  5. This is my idea of a perfect friday night meal - simple and delicious yum!

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  6. that looks so delicious!


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  7. I make my own fried rice too! this looks delish! xo

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  8. Wow, good for you resisting the urge to order from a restaurant and making your own healthy version! It looks fantastic. Have a great weekend :)

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  9. omg...i LOVE trader joes brown rice! it is one of my staples for dinners...and three minutes...THE best! =) this looks delicious!!!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  10. mMm i love making my own fried rice too!

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  11. I'm going to have to try this. It looks fairly simple to do too!

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  12. This looks delicious,gotta try it.I'm trying to change my eating habits and eat healthier,so I'll definitely try it;)
    xx
    B.

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  13. Fried rice is one of my all time favorites, but anything that can make it a bit healthier is good in my book! This looks so yummy, can't wait to try it out!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  14. I love fried rice. Will have to try this recipe soon. Take care!

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  16. My husband makes us stir fry all the time and it does taste so much better than a restaurant or store bought! I'll have to try the chicken fried rice though. That's looks very tasty! <3

    toni

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  18. Looks so delish...I love making homemade Chinese! Have you ever made "sesame chicken"? There's a lovely batter/fryer free dish that's just the most amazing :)

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  19. great recipe. thanks for sharing! i want to try this!

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  20. I love the brown rice from TJ's. This recipe sounds really healthy and delicious! Hope you enjoyed!

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  21. omg this looks sooo yummy!! thanks for sharing - love your blog!

    xx
    kat

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  23. Looks deeelish, I'll definitely be trying this!

    Vanessa x

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  24. I love a good stir fry, but for some reason I've never attempted fried rice. This is getting added to this week's dinner menu, thank you for sharing. I also love that bowl, it's the perfect shape for a rice dish!

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  25. This looks really good - and I practically live on rice so I will have to give it a try =)

    Aishling

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  26. this sounds great! In college we used to make a healthy version quite similar to this. Thank God for those pre-cooked rice packages from TJ's!

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