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Healthy Chinese Chicken Egg Fried Rice Recipe

Healthy Chinese Chicken Egg Fried Rice Recipe, a quick, easy and tasty way of using up leftover rice. A delicious dinner can be ready in 15 minutes, and what a dinner! No need for take-away tonight, we've got Chinese at home. It might be a simple recipe, but it certainly is full of amazing flavours. A healthy Chinese recipe that is nutritious, and delicious, plus it goes well with kids too, since there is nothing spicy in there.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 671kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped frozen vegetables, thawed
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3 spring onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm fresh root ginger
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

  • Heat up the wok or a pan, cut the chicken into small pieces and season with salt and pepeper. Add one tablespoon of oil to the wok or pan, and stir fry on high heat until the chicken is cooked through and slightly browned.
  • Remove from the wok and set aside.
  • Beat the eggs, add them to the pan and scramble them. They should be ready very quickly, 1-2 minutes maximum. Remove from the pan, and set aside.
  • Add more oil to the pan, then add the chopped spring onions, ginger and garlic, and stir fry for about 30 seconds or so. Add the cooked rice, vegetables, chicken and egg, and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauces, sesame oil, rice vinegar and sugar, and mix well, then add to the pan to the other ingredients.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, and serve hot.

Notes

  • I have used frozen veggies for this recipe, I think they work wonderfully here, but if you have fresh ones, that's ok. The frozen mixed veggies are your best bet though, they are cheap, and you get a variety of chopped veggies in.
  • Peas and carrots give a sweeter touch to the fried rice, but if you want to add any other vegetables, that is absolutely fine. Adding turmeric might be a bit of a twist, I just liked the colour, so really had to use it. The whole dish is a party of wonderful flavours, so intense, yet not too strong.
  • If you don't have chicken, any other meat can be added, fish and seafood included. Or any other leftover meat you have, or a combination too - chicken and seafood usually work very well together.

Nutrition

Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 236mg | Sodium: 2332mg | Potassium: 834mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5232IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 3mg