Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Easy Peasy Chicken Fried Rice

Well folks, it's Wednesday and the city of Minneapolis is back to it's pretty 'ol self. The All Star Game ended last night and the wall paper hung about the city is being removed piece by piece. Minneapolis and Minnesota as a whole really represented itself well.

On the final day of the big event, I spent my lunch time watching the Red Carpet All Star Parade, then I had to go back to work with the rest of the locals.

Ron Gardenhire, Derek Jeter, Charlie Blackmon, Glen Perkins, Yu Darvish and Bullseye the Target dog 
Shout out to Glen Perkins and the Twins/AL for the awesome win!

After work, I met my parents at Seven for a drink before they headed off to the All Star Game. It got me hankering some Asian cuisine. On my bus ride home I tried to remember the 5 items I had stocked in my fridge and the biggest item was left over brown rice. It got me thinking that I could make some tasty fried rice since I also had a chicken breast, chopped carrots, eggs and half an onion. Those are were my five items in the fridge.

Since I needed just a couple more items and wine, I headed down to Trader Joe's for some soy sauce, edemame, corn and I threw in some pot stickers for good measure.

I love my new neighborhood, but all the walkable grocery stores are so expensive and the closest liquor store is cash only. So TJ's it was.

Here's what you'll need:
Olive oil
Veggies of your choosing (I used onions, corn, edemame)
Rice - old is best
2 Eggs
Soy sauce
First things first. Scramble up your eggs and set aside. Second, cook up your chicken and season to your liking. I used a little salt, chili pepper and cayenne pepper for a kick. Set your chicken aside with the eggs. Heck, why not get crazy and introduce the chicken to eggs. Guess we know which one came first!

Third things...well...third. Heat up about a tablespoon of some evoo in a warm pan and once it starts to sizzle, add that left over rice. That would be the stir fry part of the dish. Finally mix in whatever veggies you want and the chicken/egg combo. Pour a little soy sauce in and let the medley of deliciousness come together as it sits on the stove, on low with a cover on, for about 5 minutes or until your veggies are no longer frozen.

Dish up and enjoy!


  1. Yum!! Now I'm hungry! I wish my brain knew how to make up yummy ideas like that...I'm so not good in the kitchen and must ALWAYS follow a recipe. :)

    So fun The All Star Game was in town and you got to see the parade! I've missed it when it's been here in!

  2. I didn't know you had a blog!! Awesome :)