This was a huge success for our family meal this evening! Everyone loved it, from Daddy, through teens, tweens to toddlers; they were all asking for more!
My kids love chicken fried rice from the local chinese takeaway but they’ve all agreed that they prefer this one. As a mum, if I can make a family meal that’s tasty for everyone, clean, filling, easy and cheap then I’m onto a winner, and this is it.
There are seven of us so adjust the amounts to suit your brood, or, if you make too much you can stick it in the fridge till tomorrow.
3 cups brown rice
3 large chicken breasts
1 tablespoon coconut oil
A large glug (2-3 tablespoons) sesame oil
Same amount of light soy sauce
2 cups frozen peas
2 eggs, beaten
4 spring onions
Boil the brown rice in a large pot for approx half an hour. Brown rice always takes so much longer than white but it’s worth the wait – it has a lovely texture and is so much better for you.
While the rice is bubbling, cut the chicken breasts into small strips and fry in the coconut oil. Put the chicken aside to add to the rice later.
Pour the sesame oil in a non-stick frying pan on a high heat, Drain the rice and add it to the pan when hot. Stir fry.
Add the soy sauce and keep stirring, then add the chicken and peas (you could also add finely chopped carrot or other veg).
Pour over the beaten eggs and stir till they are cooked.
Serve with a side of veg and sprinkle with chopped spring onions. Done!
Let me know how this goes if you give it a try! Tip: make sure you use a non-stick frying pan. The rice gets very sticky and, to loosen it from the base of the pan, you need to add a lot of oil. You only need a little oil if the pan is non-stick.