Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fried Rice

I found this on pinterest and was allured by the "no yucky MSG" caption. I've made fried rice many times but never thought it tasted exactly like I wished it would. I always thought it was the lack of MSG that I was missing, but it turns out it was sesame seed oil! We loved this recipe and are looking forward to eating the leftovers tonight.

2 cups (uncooked) rice
1 lb chicken breasts
1 10 oz bag frozen peas and carrots
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 eggs
5 tbsp sesame seed oil
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

I used Minute brown rice because it only takes 7 minutes and we were hungry. 2 cups uncooked rice magically turns into about 4 cups of cooked rice (1/2 cup cooked rice is considered a serving). Dice the chicken and cook in a skillet with whatever you like - I used a little bit of teriyaki seasoning. Prepare the veggies according to the directions on the bag. In a really big skillet, heat the sesame seed oil, and add the vegetables and garlic. Cook them until they're tender, and then add the eggs, scrambling and mixing them through the vegetables. Add the chicken and soy sauce, mixing with the vegetables. Add the rice last, and mix coating the rice with soy sauce.

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