Chicken Fried Rice

Posted: April 11, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Dinner, Indian Food, Indo Chinese, Rice, Street Food
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Fried rice is popular dish in Asian cuisine especially in Chinese food. It is made with steamed white rice/brown rice, stir fried in wok with some meats, eggs and veggies of your choice. There are many varieties of fried rice, with its own specific list of ingredients.

Fried rice is also the most common food sold in Chinese takeout. You can make fried rice with left over rice and jazz up a quick, easy and satisfying meal anytime. Couple of days ago, I was thinking to make something with the left over Rotisserie chicken which was sitting in my fridge. And this is the first dish came to my mind. Also I had some veggies to add to the rice…so, this dish perfectly fits in my menu and hence I made this for our dinner that night.

This dish hardly takes up anytime to prepare, if you assemble, chop and cut everything in advance.  I didn’t have any left over cold rice, so I have used freshly cooked rice and the outcome was amazingly delicious. When I was done cooking, hubby came out from study room to enquire what I am cooking which is so fragrant and delicious smelling…and yes, he was on perfect timing for DINNER!

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice


  • 1  1/4 cup basmati rice
  • 1  cup cooked chicken, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, peeled and cut in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 4 green(spring) onions, thinly sliced
  • 6-7 florets of broccoli, cut in small florets
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 eggs, scrambled
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste

For Sauce:

  • 2 teaspoon garlic chili sauce/paste
  • 2  1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon stir fry sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3-4 dashes of hot sauce
Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice


  • To cook the rice, add water double the amount of rice, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Once done, uncovered the rice and let the rice cool down completely and then fluff it with a fork.
  • Mix everything under sauces and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil over high heat in large frying pan or wok and add the white part of green onions, garlic and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion has softened. Add carrots, peas, broccoli, salt to taste and stir fry these veggies on high heat. Add very little of salt, just to season the veggies.
  • Add turmeric powder, mixed sauces, roasted cumin powder and stir well with the veggies. Throw in the bell pepper, cabbage and cook for 1 minutes or so.
  • Add the cooked rice, chicken meat. Stir well and cook over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add scrambled eggs, cilantro leaves, chopped green onions and mix well.
  • Remove from heat, garnish with some thinly sliced onions to serve!
Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

  1. love2cook says:

    Please don’t make me salivate dear…hehehe!

    That close-up pic of fried rice is to die for! 😉

  2. sonia says:

    Hi Suman, the fried rice is looking so warm and inviting, just perfect to quench ur hunger after a heavy work out….cheers !

  3. nisha says:

    now thats a bowl i would def love to have any time

  4. Sushma says:

    This looks amazingly appetizing. I’m hungry!!

  5. Sarah Naveen says:

    That looks so so yumm!!

  6. Rosa says:

    Fried rice is so delicious! This one looks really good.



  7. Pam says:

    It looks fantastic!

  8. Mary says:

    I love fried rice and count it among my favorite foods. Your recipe sounds delicious and easy to prepare. that is a hard combination to beat. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  9. Seema says:


    Wish you could snatch that bowl of goodness. The fried rice looks absolutely inviting and leaves me drooling over its pics!!!


  10. Such a flavorful and yummy rice! Looks colorful too…

  11. Gita Jaishankar says:

    Hi dear, How are you? Thank you very much for the warm wishes. Take care 🙂

  12. Sonali says:

    wow..that a real yummy chicken fried rice …very delicious !I would love to share an award galore with u…plz viist my space and accept it !

  13. Simply Life says:

    I love fried rice!

  14. Pushpa says:

    Fried rice looks spicy and delicious.

  15. Namitha says:

    This is my most fav among all the fried rices 🙂 and it looks fantastic !

  16. Nicole, RD says:

    I looooove fried rice…who doesn’t? Looks absolutely wonderful!

  17. Juliana says:

    Oh! I love this dish and often make it…it is sure a bowl of yumminess 🙂 Hope you have a great week ahead!

  18. Swathi says:

    This chicken fried rice looks awesome. It is tempting for a veggie like me.

  19. Usha says:

    I love indo chinese fried rice. I don’t particularly care for the fried rice we get here in the US chinese restaurants. Fried rice is mouthwatering!

  20. It looks super delicious…nice clicks..

  21. MaryMoh says:

    Mmmm……what a lovely plate of fried rice! I love fried rice….perfect comfort food, especially for busy days. A great way to use up leftover food, too 😀

  22. Vimitha says:

    Looks inviting and delish… Love the colors..

  23. This is def my fav and savior recipe, i just love them for the fact it takes no time make….slurp 🙂

  24. Priti says:

    Looks yum …..n delish

  25. biny Anoop says:

    dat looks fab dear…love the idea of cutting chicken into strips

  26. aipi says:

    That looks better than any chinese take out 🙂

    US Masala

  27. Priya says:

    Slurp, wonderful looking chicken fried rice..

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