Chicken Fried Rice recommendations sought
About four or five years ago, I stopped eating Chinese food because I could never find any that was not greasey and wouldn't up my stomach.
Lately, I have had a hankering for chicken fried rice and am hoping to find a very good place that makes it with all white meat chicken and not really greasey/oily. I am looking for a place in Lower Montgomery County (Abington/Willow Grove/Hatboro/Horsham areas) or in northeast Philadelphia.
Thanks in advance
Ok, here goes. Be forewarned - I don't use precise measurements.
5-6 cups of day old rice (I use Jasmine rice)
approx 1 cup of frozen corn and peas in equal parts
1 diced fresh carrot
2-3 beaten eggs
3 minced garlic cloves
2 chicken breasts - trimmed and diced
1-2 scallions - sliced thinly
Veg oil and sesame oil
1. marinate chicken in a few dashes of soy sauce; set aside
2. soak frozen veggies in water for 10 min; then strain well
3. scramble eggs in veg oil; set aside
4. heat up wok with 2 dashes of veg oil and a dash of sesame oil; add garlic; stir for 30 seconds; then add carrots; stir around for another 30 seconds; then add chicken and stir fry until all sides are browned; add a dashes of water to make sure the chicken is fully cooked
5. when chicken is ready, toss in veggies and scrambled eggs; stir for 1 minute; then add rice and stir fry (i.e. try to declump the rice)
6. Add a few dashes of soy sauce (to taste) and 3 good pinches of sugar
7. Stir around some more; the goal is to declump the rice and evenly color each grain; when you get a good color, turn off stove and add scallions. Stir it up and you're done.
You can also substitute the chicken with Chinese sausage or char siu pork.