Make fried rice more often but don’t have leftover rice to use? Well, this is your solution! This Chinese Fried Rice One Pot Chicken, as the name suggests (duh!), is made from scratch in one pot and tastes like fried rice. Daily ingredients and only 10 minutes to prepare.
Raise your hand if you like fried rice. Raise your hand if you made it more often, except that there doesn’t seem to be any freshly cooked rice left. As you can imagine, I held my hand high. It’s totally me. I also like one-pot meals, which are easy to prepare and require less washing up. And this is how this work was born. A one-pot version of fried rice made from scratch without using any freshly cooked rice.
To be honest, the texture is completely different from fried rice. Did you know that fried rice is hard to pile up on a spoon because the rice grains are so fluffy that they don’t stick together? This rice is a sticker because it is not leftover cooked rice.
A wok dish that cooks rice, meat and vegetables in one pot. But they also need fancy clay pots (which I don’t have) and Chinese cured meats like Chinese sausages and pork belly that Asian grocers have to hunt down. My version of the Chinese one-pot rice dish is made with everyday ingredients you can find in any supermarket. It has all the flavor of fried rice, so don’t forget to cook the rice the night before. Surely no one is organized? The only time I eat fried rice is when I happen to have leftover rice. I don’t think I ever planned ahead to make fried rice!
A nifty tip for making this one-pot Chinese chicken fried rice with stir-fried veggies into a complete meal is to top the rice with halved bok choy or other Chinese leafy greens while resting. is to put The residual heat will moisten the greens completely. Make sure you don’t add very hard, thick stalks (like Chinese broccoli stalks, but bok choy is fine) as I often do this when making in a pan rather than a pan. In this case, I used a frying pan, so there wasn’t enough room to add the pak choy over the rice and between the lid.
I hope you like it. If you try it, we are waiting for you!