My husband loves Chinese food. If I were to want to make his year, I would simply have to tell him that I wanted to go to a Chinese Buffet for lunch or dinner. To make his week, I’d just have to suggest we order Chinese takeout. He’s such an uncomplicated fellow.
For my wedding shower I received this GORGEOUS Chinese cookbook. As anyone who has experienced a wedding shower followed by two moves will understand, I just found the cookbook. And I fell in love again. This time I fell in love so much I decided Sunday would be Chinese day. My mom and I made dim sum. My husband and I made Lo Mein. It was delicious and fabulous. Thanks to leftover ingredients I was able to stretch Chinese Sunday to today.
If you think this fried rice looks delicious, it’s because it was. Lately I have not become emphatic over many things, but this rice made my day. I hope it turns my husband into a lover of Chinese food at home – it’ll be safe for all of our digestive systems.
Emily’s Chicken Fried Rice:
2 medium sized chicken breast, sliced into thin strips
Slice the chicken breasts. Season with salt and pepper. Fry in a hot wok with a few tablespoons of oil. The chicken should be done in a matter of minutes. Remove the wok from the heat.
1 cup of uncooked rice
Prepare the rice according to the package directions. I typically purchase plain white rice. Boil 1.5 cups of water. Add the cup of rice. Lower the heat between low and medium low and cover. The rice will take about 20 minutes, giving you plenty of time to prepare the vegetables.
1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
1 Cup Snap Peas
2 Scallions, sliced
4 Carrots, peeled and sliced
1/2 Head of Nappa Cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 Cup of Bean Sprouts
Add all of the vegetables to the wok with the chicken. Heat the wok, stirring regularly. Add the rice.
1 Tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
Add the sauce and vinegar to the wok. Cook for a few more minutes, stirring by gently tossing ingredients.
Serve the dish with soy sauce for a little added flavor, and try not to fall in love with Chinese food at home too much.