Spicy Chicken Vegetable Fried Rice
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 2-4 servings
 
This Spicy Chicken Vegetable Fried Rice is packed with vegetables and a spicy chicken blend that will have you coming back for seconds!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon spice blend - your favorite
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup chopped red cabbage
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ inch ginger root, minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup sprouts
Instructions
  1. Place the rice and water in a small pot over high heat until most of the water evaporates, then reduce heat to the lowest possible and cover for 10-15 minutes until fluffy.
  2. While the rice cooks, get your protein going. If using chicken, I like to pound the chicken to an even thickness for quicker cooking. So pound your chicken, season with whatever spice blend you'd like, and over medium heat in a large pan - a wok would be ideal, but my cast iron skillet is also perfect for this - heat the sesame oil and cook the chicken, 5 minutes on each side or until fully cooked.
  3. Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Add all your chopped vegetables (not herbs or sprouts) and stir fry for about 5-10 minutes, until the vegetables are slightly browned and soften a bit.
  4. Once they are cooked a bit, add your chicken back (which you have chopped or shredded into smaller pieces beforehand) and stir to combine.
  5. Add the rice, sour sauce, sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, and butter. Stir all together and taste. Season with salt if needed, but the soy sauce is sometimes salty enough.
  6. Finally, fold in the herbs and sprouts and serve immediately.
Recipe by Cooking with Books at https://www.cookingwithbooks.net/2020/04/spicy-chicken-vegetable-fried-rice.html