Saturday, March 31, 2012

Taste of Food: Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice

Asian food is one of my favorite cuisines. Growing up, my mom would create stir fry dinners and add some of my dad's smoked meat to it. Delish. But, I also grew to love the quick Asian buffet dinners that you could purchase from the mall food court. Out of the options, fried rice was certainly a favorite.

I had never thought about making fried rice until hubby mentioned it one day. As a bachelor, he used to make this dish, or he would  run by Panda Express and get a "healthy" meal. Not really sure how healthy it was, but at least it was a change from his dependable Wendy's #7 combo.

I did an overview of our frig to see what we had in stock to make fried rice.  Here is what I came up with:

Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice

Serving Size: 4

1 chicken breast (or 2- depends on how much you desire)
1 cup of cooked medium shrimp
1 cup of brown rice
2 celery stalks (chopped)
2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 Tbsp minced garlic (I buy the minced garlic in the jars. Sooo hard for me to peel and chop garlic!)
4 eggs
Soy Sauce
Sweet Chili Sauce
Olive oil for sauteeing meat and scrambling eggs


1. In a medium size boiler, begin cooking brown rice according to package instructions. When rice is done, transfer to a glass bowl and refrigerate if time permits. (Refrigerating the rice helps to prevent it from being too sticky.)

2. In a separate boiler, boil chopped carrots and celery until tender.

3. Cut up chicken breast into bite size pieces. Season with seasoning salt and spices.

4. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a large skillet. Saute chicken pieces. Add shrimp to skillet with sauted chicken.

5. In a skillet, saute onion and garlic, and then, scramble eggs with onion/garlic.

6. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in wok. Add brown rice, carrots and celery, chicken and shrimp, and egg/onion/garlic mixture. Combine and fry. Finally, add soy sauce and sweet chili sauce. (I add just enough of both to coat the mixture.)

Enjoy this entree with green beans, broccoli, or a salad.

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