For best results, use long grain and aromatic Mahatma® Jasmine Rice to make this Chicken Fried Rice for the perfect quick, simple and flavorful meal that everyone will enjoy. Stir fry the chicken, veggies and sesame oil-infused rice with soy sauce and scrambled eggs for a restaurant-quality meal at home.
Cook rice according to package directions; let cool completely. Toss with sesame oil until evenly coated; set aside.
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in large wok or skillet set over medium-high heat; cook chicken, garlic and ginger for 2 to 3 minutes or until starting to brown.
Spread rice evenly in bottom of wok. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes or until crispy on the bottom. Crack eggs over top of rice. Top with veggies and drizzle with soy sauce. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked, eggs are scrambled, and rice and veggies are heated through. Garnish with green onions.
Make your fried rice dish the best yet by using rice that has been chilled completely or leftover rice! Why? Because when the rice grains have enough time to chill and absorb all of the water or cooking liquid, that makes for a less mushy fried rice dish as there is minimal excess liquid released. If you are preparing this dish in a rush, simply cook your rice and lay flat on a baking sheet to cool quickly before adding in the sesame oil and stir-frying.
Also, to make the ideal fried rice dish, we suggest using long grain rice like Mahatma® Jasmine Rice, or a blend of Long Grain and Jasmine Rice, which is perfectly crafted for amazing fried rice dishes and other stir-fries. You can also use Traditional White Rice, but ensure that your grains are long as they cook up fluffy and separate so they can fry up evenly in your dish without clumping.
For more tips to make a tasty dish, take a look at our guide to making restaurant-style fried rice at home!
When it comes to the ingredients you can add in like chicken and vegetables, fried rice is wonderfully versatile and customizable.
Experiment with changing up the ingredients and surprising your guests with something new and exciting. Our fried rice recipe page has many fried rice recipes that might inspire you, try out a Bacon Fried Rice for something a bit more crunchy, or the tangy Ginger Pork Fried Rice. You might even prefer to start with a flavorful base like Coconut Jasmine Rice.
You can top your Chicken Fried Rice with some freshly chopped chili or some chili oil of choice for an extra kick. There are endless possibilities to enjoy making with a simple fried rice recipe, all quick and requiring minimal time and effort.
Substitute shrimp, tofu or thinly sliced beef or pork for chicken if desired.
Refrigerated leftover cooked rice is great to use in this recipe.
Use instead of peas and carrots, use broccoli, sliced asparagus, or another Asian-style frozen veggie medley. This part is all up to you, but make sure the veggies are thawed before adding in.