Chicken fried rice is an excellent Chinese comfort food which can be served either as a main dish or side dish.
It is believed that the origin of fried rice (Chao Fan) was in the city of Yangzhou in eastern Jiangsu province. But today it has become very popular everywhere. Yangchow (Yangzhou) Fried Rice is still the standard by which all other Chinese fried rice dishes are judged.
Chinese Chicken Fried Rice is a great alternative to steamed or plain rice. Very simple to make yet wonderful in taste. It is made from steamed rice stir-fried in a wok with sauce, vegetables, egg and chicken.
It got over 1 million views on Youtube and become one of the popular recipes.
- It is suggested to use cold, left-over rice (1 day or 2 days old) because it does not contain any moisture and reduces the highly chances of getting wet and mushy fried rice. If you can’t wait – spread the freshly cooked rice on a plate or baking sheet and keep it in the air to remove moisture. Then refrigerate the rice for few hours before cooking.
- Another important note is to use long grain rice (Basmati or Jasmine) as it comes out fluffier and less sticky that other types of rice.
- Make sure that the rice is not overcooked.
- You can use any vegetables of your choice.