Authentic Chicken Fried Rice

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There are many chicken and rice dishes on the internet. You will want to learn how to make this Authentic Chicken Fried Rice Recipe, with stir-fry secrets to creating authentic Chinese fried rice. With this easy chicken fried rice recipe, you will have no gumminess and no soggy fried rice. The recipe for the simple marinade that can be used for any meat to add to the easy chicken fried rice recipe. You will also learn about fried rice recipe variations so that you can make your recipe. You'll learn simple tricks and techniques for making an easy chicken fried rice recipe that is restaurant worthy.

For your easy chicken fried rice, the rice is usually rinsed before cooking to remove the excess starch. Rice that is produced in the United States is usually fortified with vitamins and minerals, and rinsing will result in a loss of nutrients. Rice may repeatedly be rinsed until the rinse water is clear to improve the texture and taste. Rice can also be soaked to decrease the time that it takes to cook, and minimize the exposure to high temperatures. Soaking the rice also helps to reduce stickiness. With some rice varieties, soaking improves the texture of the cooked rice by increasing the expansion of the grains. Rice may be soaked for 30 minutes up to several hours. Brown rice may also be soaked in warm water for 20 hours to stimulate germination.

Did you know that easy chicken fried rice recipes should be made with leftover rice? The reason being is that leftover rice has had the chance to dry out a bit and because you are adding ingredients and liquids like soy sauce, you will be adding moisture back into the rice. When you use freshly cooked, steaming hot rice and then add more liquids and ingredients, the rice then becomes gummy and sticky. For easy chicken fried rice recipes you can also use brown rice, short grain rice, jasmine rice, basmati rice, multi-grain rice. The type of rice you use is up to you, just want to make sure that it is already cooked and has been previously refrigerated. It's always a good idea when you cook rice to make a double batch, that way you have extra rice to make fried rice sometime during the week.

Before you are ready to make the easy chicken fried rice, you will want to wet your hands and use your fingers to break up the rice grains, this is so that each grain of rice is separate. You can also do this step with a fork, but it’s much quicker and easier just to use your wet fingers to break up the clumps. If you don’t break up the clumps, you’ll have a difficult time in the cooking it in the wok, trying to break them up with a spatula.

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Nutrition Facts for: Authentic Chicken Fried Rice From Steamy Kitchen
Ingredients: Chicken, soy sauce, cornstarch, Chinese rice wine, sesame oil, green onion, eggs, peas, rice, oyster sauce.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 353, Calories from Fat 67, Total Fat 7.4g 11%, Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%, Cholesterol 132mg 44%, Sodium 574mg 24%, Potassium 337mg 10%, Carbohydrates 44.6g 15%, Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%, Sugars 2.9g, Protein 25.0g, Vitamin A 9%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 5%, Iron 21%

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