Fried Rice with Chicken and Broccoli


Fried Rice with Chicken and Broccoli

Yesterday was an interesting day. Part of my son’s Autism is that he is unaware of what is happening with his body. He has trouble with telling when he is in other’s personal space, he can be sick and not know it or he can seriously hurt himself and not know it. He told me a few days ago he was having trouble hearing and needed to get his hearing checked. Since his sister has been hard-of-hearing from birth we are always aware of his hearing too. I made a doctor appointment for yesterday to get his ears and hearing checked. He had an ear infection in both ears! Since I felt so awful about missing the clues I took him out to lunch, to Barnes and Noble to buy a couple of books and then to a movie.  He thought he had struck gold!

By the time we got home last night it was one of those nights I did not want to make dinner. I didn’t want to cook. I didn’t want to do anything. We could have gone out to eat. But, I didn’t want to even do that! Thankfully we had taken some cooked chicken out of the freezer for a night like this. Some rice and the vegetables I could find in my fridge and there was dinner!

Verdict:

I love Fried Rice. It is so simple to make and you can add whatever vegetables you like. Keep it traditional with carrots, peas and onions or make it your own with whatever you have on hand. I wanted to bulk up this dish because this was our meal.  I had broccoli and used an entire head in the dish. We had enough for 2 lunch servings today.

Fried Rice with Chicken and Broccoli

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rice, made according to directions – leftovers are great for this
  • 2-3 cups diced chicken, pre-cooked (rotisserie or leftovers are good)
  • 4-6 cups of your choice of vegetables (carrots, onions, broccoli, mushrooms, cabbage, etc…)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, minced finely
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Heat canola oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add vegetables in order of cooking time. Broccoli and carrots will take longer to cook than mushrooms or cabbage. Cook the broccoli and carrots to almost done before adding mushrooms and cabbage that take less time.
  2. Push veggies to the side and add rice and chicken to wok. Add sesame oil. Fry the rice and chicken in the sesame oil to warm.  Add garlic to pan and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Clear out the center of the wok and add egg. Scramble egg and stir together all ingredient including soy sauce.
  4. Serve hot.

24 Comments Add yours

  1. That looks sooooo yummy!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much! It was so easy to make too.

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  2. speechbaby says:

    You are doing a great job mama! Hope your son feels better!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hate missing those subtle clues to his health.

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      1. speechbaby says:

        I know that’s tough but great that he was able to communicate his difficulty hearing!

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  3. Pat Grattan says:

    So interesting about the personal space/bodily harm and injury. My autistic grandson bolted at the parade and was found at quite a distance by police but seemed very unphased. We will talk next week!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes. It is common with kids of ASD.

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  4. Jasmine S. says:

    Love when meals come together like this!! I love chicken fried rice, too! And ear infections in both ears – ouch!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      The good thing is he doesn’t even feel it. That is the problem to begin with.

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  5. nancyruth says:

    You are so creative with meals. I’ll have to put my wok where I can use it more.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I use my wok for everything from frying fish to making breakfasts. It is my go to pan along with my ceramic skillet.

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  6. auntiedoni says:

    We LOVE Fried Rice … https://mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/hawaiian-guava-chicken-and-fried-rice/ … the longer the rice is “dried out” the better. Put a fried egg on top and you’ve got my favorite breakfast!

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  7. auntiedoni says:

    … oh and Marci, try it with a goodly douse of Soy Sauce, then it’ll REALLY taste like the Fried Rice you get at the restaurant 😉

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  8. Oh wow, I hope your son heals up real soon! Great job on the dinner save, on nights like that I usually end up making eggs for dinner, lol.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Eggs work too! We have breakfast for dinner at least twice a month.

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  9. pujakins says:

    The secret of success is always to use already cooked rice. , nice articld

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  10. ddr_74 says:

    Why, yes of COURSE you can come over and cook dinner for my family every night 🙂 Thanks! Looks delish, thank you for sharing 😀

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol! Thank you!

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  11. Sumith Babu says:

    That’s too tempting!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! So simple to make with leftovers.

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  12. Sadie's Nest says:

    So sorry for your trials 😦 And I love fried rice too! Yum!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. In the scheme of life they are very minor. Just frustrating when you want to help them.

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  13. I hope he is feeling better Marci!

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