Garlic Chicken Fried Riceby Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
Garlic Chicken Fried Rice! This special fried rice has tender chicken mixed with garlic and herbs, making a twist to the flavour. It's quick and easy to make, perfect for when you want a yummy meal in no time.
For Boiling Rice
- 2cupBasmati Rice (long-grain rice)
For Cooking Fried Rice
- 2cupChicken (boiled and shredded)
- 1cupRed Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
- 1/2cupOlive Oil
- 3tbspGarlic (finely chopped)
- 2medium-sized Onions (finely sliced)
- 1cupCarrot (diced)
- 8inCherry tomatoes (cut halves)
- 3tbspSchezwan Sauce
- 1tspMixed Herbs
- 1/2tbspWhite Pepper Powder
- 1tspBlack Pepper Powder
- 1tbspBasil Leaves (dried)
- Salt as per taste
- 2tbspWhite Vinegar
- 1/2cupFresh Parsley leaves to garnish
To Boil Rice
Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Place the rinsed rice in a bowl and cover it with water.
Allow the rice to soak for about 20 minutes, then drain the water.
Boil water, salt and oil in a large pot over high heat.
Add the soaked rice and cook until it's tender but still firm.
Drain the excess water from the rice and set it aside.
For Cooking Fried Rice
Heat olive oil in a large wok over medium-high heat.
Add the chopped garlic to the wok and sauté for a minute or until fragrant.
Add the sliced onions to the wok and cook until they turn translucent.
Add the diced carrots and cook for a few minutes or until slightly softened.
Next, add the cherry tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until they are mushy.
Stir in the schezwan sauce, oregano, mixed herbs, white pepper powder, black pepper powder, dried basil leaves, and salt according to your taste. Stir the mixture for a minute.
Add the shredded chicken to the wok, stirring and cooking for a few minutes.
Add the red bell pepper and vinegar to the wok and cook for a few minutes until slightly softened.
Add the cooked rice to the wok and combine it with the chicken and veggies mixture until well mixed.
Check the seasonings and adjust them according to your taste. Cook for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally,
Garnish with fresh parsley leaves and serve hot.
Tips & Tricks
You can add your preferred vegetables to the recipe.
You can also use leftover rice for this recipe.
The number of servings depends on the amount you serve.
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