Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice from Shari Blogs |

We love eating out.  Some nights just scream for a meal away from home.  You know what I mean.  It’s been a super busy or stressful day and you just don’t feel like cooking and cleaning up the mess afterward.  Some weeks I have more days like that than I care to admit.  For the most part though, I cook at home and I love it.  We have lots of favorite things that we get when we eat out and I love coming home and finding recipes that are similar or creating my own.  It is definitely cheaper to cook for a family of five than to take us all out to eat.  We have two teenage boys.  Need I say more?

Fried rice is one of the boys favorite foods.  They love it.  I try to add it into the family meal rotation at least once a month.  It really is easy to make, although I tend to be very messy when I make it.  I guess I get a little wild with mixing and tossing my rice around in the skillet.  ha! ha!

Chinese Fried Rice from Shari Blogs |

This recipe has garlic in it.  It makes everything better.  We use it ALL the time.  I buy it in huge containers from our local Costco store.  I highly recommend you pick it up.  Most of the time this is what I use when a recipe calls for garlic.  I know it would be better for me to chop up fresh garlic, but I am all about making things easier and faster.  This is what the garlic looks like.  It may vary by location, but that is what we have around here.  We go through a couple of those jars a month.  I told you we love garlic!

Anyway, I wanted to share our Chinese Fried Rice recipe.  This is really close to what we get at our favorite local Chinese place.  Try it.  I think you’ll love it!

Chicken Fried Rice
  • 8 cups rice, cooked
  • 1 pound cooked & chopped boneless, skinless chicken breasts(marinated in soy sauce)
  • 2 cups peas & carrots, frozen
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ cup gluten free soy sauce
  1. Prepare rice according to package instructions to yield 8 cups cooked rice.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add onion, garlic, peas, and carrots.
  4. Stiry fry until tender.
  5. Beat eggs in a separate bowl and then add to stir fry. Mix throughout vegetables.
  6. Add rice and chicken.
  7. Stir in soy sauce and mix. Remove from heat and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 5

Have a great weekend!

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Shari is the wife of the most handsome husband. They have three amazing kids who are everything to her. She spends her days running kids to and from school, activities, etc. When she isn't in the car, she can usually be found in the kitchen cooking or baking up something delicious! Shari's photography has been published in many national publications, such as Better Homes and Gardens, Grace Ormonde, Knot Magazine, Premier Bride, and more.