I figured out that you can make this in gargantuan quantities and freeze in containers for later. It really saves time...only about 10 minutes to heat up and is a great addition to any Chinese meal. Great way to use extra cooked rice too! I have a rice cooker and it's really easy to make extra. Cook time includes cooking "real" rice and chicken.
- In a large bowl, combine the peas and carrots, rice, onion, parsley flakes and chicken.
- Mix well.
- Pour into 4 bags (enough serve 4) or less for family size.
- Seal, lable and freeze.
- Thaw bag of rice mixture.
- Heat 1 Tbs oil in a large skillet.
- Dump rice mixture into the skillet.
- Cook and stir over medium heat, breaking up any chunks of rice, until hot, about 5 minutes.
- Push rice mixture to the side of the skillet.
- Add 1 Tbs oil to the empty side of the skillet and add the eggs.
- Cook and stir until eggs are thickened but still moist.
- Combine eggs with the rice mixture.
- Turn off heat.
- Stir in soy sauce and pepper.
- *Note:You can make this all ahead of time and just reheat but I like the taste of"fresh".
This is pretty good and I'd have given it five stars, but it has three problems that need remedied. First it really is a little bland as written. It needs garlic. Second, the onions were not cooked through and third, the frozen peas were hard inside. My husband, who spent the first 8 years of his military career stationed in Japan, refused to eat it. In addition, it took only about an hour to make although the recipe says 2 . Luckily, the first time was a test run and I just made 1/4 of the recipe. My cat enjoyed it while I tried again. The second time I changed things up just a bit. I added a little more than a TBS of minced garlic and stir fried it in 1 TBS olive oil along with the onions for two minutes, then added frozen peas, diced fresh carrots and some leftover lima beans from the fridge to the skillet and stir-fried until the carrots were crisp-tender. Then I stirred this into the rice and chopped leftover cooked lemon chicken (from the freezer), parted it up and froze 3/4 in freezer bags. The remainder I stir fried until nice and hot and added soy sauce to taste. I had to add maybe another tsp of oil during cooking just to coat everything evenly, but then I have a great non-stick skillet and nothing sticks to it. The second batch we gobbled up. Can't wait for a reason to get out another bag. Thanks so much for the base recipe. I used to make fried rice the old school way (a real pain and takes hours), but DH says this actually tasted better. I will never do it that way again thanks to you. Cheers!
We liked this but needed to add more garlic powder and onion powder. Also drizzled with honey b/c it needed a little something sweet. Did freeze a batch and it reheated just fine. Now when we have a little leftover chicken breast I'll chop it and put in freezer for when I make this recipe again.
This is one of our favorite OAMC recipes! It is so delicious plus it's quick, easy and cheap! We use brown rice and frozen mixed veggies with corn, peas, carrots and green beans. Sometimes we skip the egg and add other things like fresh bean sprouts or snow peas and a yummy sauce. It is a great base for lots of things! Thanks!