Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice topped with a Poached EggThis is my quick recipe for a fast and delicious fried rice. It’s so easy because the rice is already made (it’s best a day old), I’m using leftover chicken, and frozen veggies. What could be simpler?

Chicken Fried Rice topped with a Poached EggYou can use whatever type of oil you’d like, vegetable oil, olive oil, canola oil? It’s up to you. I sometimes like to add half sesame oil to give the rice a rich sesame flavor. For this recipe I used olive oil.

If you look closely at the picture you may see something yellow that isn’t corn, it’s squash. I had a half of an uncooked squash so I cut that up and put it in with the other vegetables. I don’t really follow recipes, usually I just make things up as I go along, testing, tasting and perfecting! What really makes this rice so tasty is the little bit of cinnamon. Just put enough in so that you can taste something, but you can’t quite tell that it’s cinnamon. It elevates the flavor. I hope you give it a try!

Chicken Fried Rice
Recipe Type: Entree, Main
Author: Helena Spensatelli
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 4
Delicious fried rice made in less than 15 minutes.
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons of oil for frying
  • 3 thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 thinly sliced cloves of garlic
  • 4 cups cold cooked rice (day old preferred)
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 – 6 oz. can water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • black pepper, to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes, if desired
  • 1 poached egg, to top
  1. In a wok add your oil.
  2. Add the onions and garlic. Simmer for a minute or two to soften garlic.
  3. Add the rice, vegetables, water chestnuts, soy sauce, and fish sauce.
  4. Combine and cook over medium to heat through.
  5. Taste and season with pepper.
  6. If the rice tastes like it needs more salt, you can add more soy sauce, or salt, if desired.
  7. Serve in a deep bowl with a perfectly poached egg on top.

Chicken Fried Rice topped with a poached egg with broken yolk


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6 Responses to Chicken Fried Rice

  1. Maureen says:

    I know I’m hungry right now but this dish just screams comfort food. What a great photograph.

  2. Cherie McBee says:

    Every picture of your recipes look so darn delicious I might have to stay up all night and cook. Thank you.

    • helena says:

      Thank you! I really appreciate your comment about my pictures. It means so much!! My blog is definitely a labor of love and I do think my pics are getting better all the time.

  3. Looks wonderful! I love fried rice. It is the perfect thing to make at home, because you can do whatever you want with it. You can’t really mess it up!

  4. Carla says:

    Can you recommend something other than the fish sauce for us vegetarians? I have a fantastic chicken substitute, but not sure what could be used in place of the fish sauce.

    • Hi Carla – There are recipes for vegetarian fish sauce on the internet, but it seems like a lot of trouble for just 2 teaspoons. Honestly, you could just leave it out completely and it would still taste incredible! I think that pineapple juice would be a great addition, or lemon juice! :)

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