I love suppers that I can just throw together during the week, that are fairly inexpensive, quick to make, use store cupboard ingredients and that are just as tasty as can be. Recipes like this deliciously quick Chicken Fried Rice I am showing you here today.
Not only does it go together lickety split, but it uses things I normally have in my cupboards and freezer. For instance it uses one of the steam pouches from those packages of frozen steam vegetables you can get. Just the perfect size for this.
I also always have individual frozen chicken breasts in my freezer as well. I just buy packages of them and freeze them separated on a baking tray. Then I wrap them well and keep them frozen in a zip lock baggie. That way I can take out just what I want, when I want . . . and they thaw out quickly as well, as they aren't stuck together in a huge mass. Handy hint there people!
I always have pineapple chunks in the cupboard. They are often on special and when they are I usually buy several tins to have on hand. We like to eat them just as they are and I like to use them in stir fries, etc.
They also often have those pouches of cooked rice on for £1 and when they do I buy lots. It comes in ever so handy for all sorts . . . soups, casseroles, etc. It's false economy to have to heat up the stove to just cook a little bit of rice.
I added some liquid honey and soy, other things I always have, and some Chinese Five Spice powder, another store cupboard ingredient. A few minutes work and presto chango, we have dinner on the table and it's delicious!
I love it when that happens, don't you?
*Quick and Easy Chicken Fried Rice*Serves 2 adults
1 small red onion, peeled and slivered1 (2-serving size) pouch of cooked Basamati Rice
NOTE: This is also very easily multiplied to serve more people than just two. I do hope you'll give it a try! You can also add some garlic if you wish.