Takeaway style chicken fried rice

    25 min

    Chicken fried rice in the style of a takeaway dish. Eat as a side dish for a larger Chinese meal, or by itself as a main dish.


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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon groundnut oil
    • 1 handful frozen peas, softened in boiling water
    • 2 or 3 slices tinned ham, cubed
    • 1 handful cooked chicken, in strips or shredded
    • toasted sesame oil
    • soy sauce, to taste
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 400g cooked jasmine rice
    • 1 spring onion, chopped
    • white pepper, to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat the groundnut oil in a wok over a medium to high heat and add the peas and ham to cook for a minute or two. Add the chicken with a dash of sesame and soy sauce and stir well.
    2. Push the contents of the wok to the side and pour in the beaten egg, stirring quickly until cooked, then stir together with the other ingredients in the wok.
    3. Add the rice and a good dash of sesame oil and keep stirring. Add the spring onion and additional soy sauce to taste and stir until mixed thoroughly.
    4. Dust with a pinch of white pepper and taste, adjust accordingly with soy and sesame to suit taste. Serve, kick back and enjoy!

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    You can cut your prep time simply by using the pre-cooked sachets of rice. Sainsburys does the Jasmine rice but you can use other varietys if you wish.  -  19 Oct 2013


    Nice recipe. I don't eat ham and can't do peanuts (the ground nut oil), so I used Canola and chicken only. I used peas and carrots (just my fav). Solid recipe - I also just fried up in a large frying pan as my wok broke last week!  -  31 Oct 2017