Last night I posted on Instagram a picture of the easy Fried Rice I made for dinner. Everyone was asking for the recipe and I said I would post it today, but I am almost embarrassed it was so easy.
I should have posted this years ago we have it all the time and it is so easy, kid friendly and GOOD!
I buy the cheap Fried Rice packets in the grocery store ( they are about $1) in the packet section, you know where the gravy and things are, or you can also find them by the Asian food section.
Then grab a bag or so of frozen vegetables. If I can’t find a bag of stir fry veggies, I use peas and mixed veggies. Chop up a bunch of green onions and make about 3 cups rice.
The directions are on the back of the fried rice packets. But I always add to it!
In the silver bowl above is some chopped up chicken I boiled. You can use a rotisserie chicken and pull the meat off.
Add some butter to a pan and saute the onions and rice together for a little bit. Anytime we have rice for a meal I always make double so that the next night I can make fried rice with the leftover rice.
Then when the rice pops a little, move it all over to the side, position the pan over the heat on that side and pour in a couple eggs, scramble them right in the pan.
Dump in any chicken, pork, beef, or even shrimp you have cooked. Now open the bags of veggies and toss those in. I add mine frozen, leave the heat on it and let them unthaw. I will also place a lid over it to make sure the veggies are not cold.
I also always add a can or two of sliced water chestnuts. I LOVE them and my kids love the crunchy texture. You can add some salt, pepper and more soy sauce if you want as well.