Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day #63 - Chicken Fried Rice

My dad makes the best fried rice in the Universe and my goal in life is to make a fried rice that is as good as his before I die. Tonight I attempted and it was good - but not as good as his.

I bought a HUGE bag of brown rice from Costco a LONG time ago - and it's been staring at me in the pantry for the last couple of weeks. So tonight's meal was planned to try and use up some of the brown rice.

It was really simple to make - and it actually tasted really good - but I still can't get it to taste like my dad's!!!


1 Cup of Brown Rice
2 Cups of Water
1 Tbsp Butter
3 Eggs
3 Slices Bacon
1 lb Chicken Cooked & Cut Into 1/2" Pieces
1 Cup Frozen Peas
2 Tbsp Tamari or Soy Sauce


Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Rinse rice in a strainer until the water runs clear. Add rice to boiling water and boil for one minute. Turn the heat to low and continue to let rice cook (covered) for 30 minutes.

Cut bacon into 1/4" x 1/2" strips. Cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat. About half way through cooking the bacon, add the egg and scramble. Don't forget to keep an eye on your bacon so it doesn't burn. When the eggs and bacon are both done, remove from the pan and set aside (save the grease from the bacon in the skillet).

After cooking the rice for 30 minutes, heat up your skillet with the bacon grease - there probably won't be enough bacon grease to get your rice all nice and fried, so I added 1 Tbsp of a healthy butter substitute to help the process. When the butter is melted, add rice and allow to cook and brown. Stir occasionally to keep from burning. Add Tamari sauce or Soy sauce and mixed. Add frozen peas and chicken pieces and cook for another one minute.

Add the bacon and egg mixture and cook long enough to heat through. Serve and Enjoy!

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