This spectacular restaurant-style chicken fried rice tastes just like takeout, but it’s so easy to cook at home, you’ll make it again and again. The next time you bring home a carton of leftover white rice from the Chinese restaurant, transform it into dinner in a flash. You don’t need a wok (or any ingredients that you don’t already have in your pantry) for authentic flavor that will get rave reviews from your whole family.
Cold, cooked rice is essential for this fried rice recipe — if you use hot rice, you’ll just end up with a gummy mess. And it’s not fried rice without the egg. We’ll show you how to scramble it in a little sesame oil so that your homemade fried rice tastes just like the one that you always get delivered.
We made our fried rice with tender bites of chicken breast, but the fun thing about making your own fried rice is that you can basically throw in whatever you want: pork, shrimp, tofu, or more veggies–bean sprouts, shredded cabbage, or water chestnuts give the dish lots of crunch. We hope you’re skilled with chopsticks, because this fried rice is so good you’ll want to eat up every last grain. (OK, you can use a fork.)
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