I thought that we should have a change from chicken curry the other night and because I had some rice left from the previous day's meal went for chicken fried rice. I often don't follow the recipe but this time I did, at last something to do with balsamic vinegar bought for a cookery lesson !
oil for frying
leftover chicken (enough for 2 servings)
leftover rice (enough for 2 servings
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 tbsp citrus fruit juice (whatever you have on hand)
pinch of chill
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Fry the chopped onions, chopped cabbage and peas together in the oil together with the chill and paprika. Add the rice and the chicken and give it a good stir. Add all the other ingredients, out the lid on the pot and leave to heat throughout for 10 minutes.
I did find that mine need an occasional stir during the 10 minutes and I also added a bit of chicken stock just to make sure that it didn't stick to the bottom of the pan. If you use a non-stick pan this won't be a problem.
Best thing about this recipe is that it is ready in less than 15 minutes !
Do you have a favourite quick recipe ?