Easy, {real food} Homemade Chicken Fried Rice

Healthy, Homemade Chicken Fried Rice

I had a reader asking about a chicken fried rice recipe.  This one is super easy, and just as good as any takeout you can find!  And there is no msg (depending on your soy sauce), and all healthy ingredients

What you need:

  • 2-4 chicken breasts, diced
  • 2-3 cups of brown rice
  • healthy oil of your choice-olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 red or white onion (we like red)
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrots chopped, or a handful of baby carrots
  • frozen sweet peas if you like peas in your fried rice
  • MSG free soy sauce

What to do:

  • I cook my (long grain, organic) brown rice in the morning, then refrigerate it so it loses some moisture- I get my rice from Azure because it is organic and a lower price in bulk, but you can get it at most stores in smaller amounts.  *rice is one food I really encourage you buy organic*
  • Around dinner time, in a skillet of butter/Olive oil/coconut oil, I add a chopped onion, a few cloves of minced garlic, and chopped carrots, and peas if you like them (we don’t).   As all that sautees I add in 2-3 eggs and scramble them up.  Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Then I add my cubed chicken (I use about 4 breasts but that makes enough for leftovers).  Add a little MSG free soy sauce 
  • After the chicken cooks through, I add the chicken mixture together with the rice in a pot large enough, and let the rice heat up over low/medium heat.
  • Spoon into bowls, and add more soy sauce to taste

I know, the carrots are missing. I didn’t have any, but I did have mushrooms.  So I deiced up the mushrooms to add texture and make it go farther.
 

 

You’re done!  It is very easy, and super healthy.  The whole grains, and MSG free soy sauce, along with the veggies makes for a healthy, real food meal the whole family will enjoy.  My 3 year old and 16 month old devour this recipe.
 
It also freezes well, so I make double batches and freeze half in a gallon freezer bag.
 
Now it’s your turn!
What is one of your favorite meals to enjoy with rice?  Do you have a chicken fried rice recipe to share?  Let us know in the comments!
 
 
 

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