Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chicken Fried Rice!!

Leftovers can become everyday thing with only two people living together. For us, it is mostly rice! I do not know about you guys but for me, I prefer my rice to be newly cooked. Leftover rice usually lack moisture and taste when compared to freshly cooked ones.
I dislike eating leftovers but at the same time, I do not like to waste my food. So, I try to combine different flavors in order to make the food fresh again. Doing this will not only save your food from being wasted, it will also give you an opportunity to delight yourself with a delicious meal for the day. There are several techniques to bring back freshness in leftovers and here is one of them: 

YUMM!! :)
Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time:30min(s) Total time: 35min(s)

Things you will need:
  •  Leftover boiled rice
  • 1/2 lbs chicken (cut in small pieces)
  • 1 carrot (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 medium sized onion (thinly sliced) 
  • Garlic (5 cloves)
  • Green beans (5-6: thinly sliced)
  •  Green bell  pepper/Capsicum (thinly sliced)
  •  Oil (half cup)
  • Green onion (2-3 strands)
  • Serrano pepper (1)
  • Cilantro (2-3 strands to garnish)
  •  Soy sauce (3 table spoons)
  • Salt (according to your taste)
  • Red chili powder (1 table spoon)
  • Coriander-Cumin powder (1 table spoon)
  • Chicken Curry Masala (1 table spoon: optional)
       Note: You can use any kind of mixed vegetables.
          1. Heat the pan and add oil
          2. Add chicken and soy sauce. Cook until the chicken look red and crispy
          3. Add vegetables and spices
          4. Give everything a good mix and cook it on a medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to stir everything couple of times during this period
         5.  Add boiled rice and mix it well. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes
          6. Transfer fried rice on a plate and garnish with cilantro
          7. MMM!! Literally, make this sound while you eat ;)