This is one of my favorite things to make right now. Its simple, it comes together super quickly, and you can customize it to whatever you are in the mood for or, better yet, whatever leftovers you happen to have around. All that and it reheats really nicely so you have a lunch taken care of as well. I love to cook and there are definitely times that I like to spend hours in the kitchen making something delicious and complicated…but then there are most days, when I am come home from work hungry and tired and I want something like this. Still delicious but almost impossible to screw up in your after work stupor.
And after a long day at work, while you are throwing this one dish meal together you are probably going to want to treat your self to a much-deserved glass of wine. This is perfect with a central coast Pinot Noir, one that has nice fruit but is a little more on the earthy, rustic side.
- 6 tablespoons peanut oil or other vegetable oil
- 4 eggs lightly beaten
- 3 carrots sliced into small rounds
- 2 cups cooked white rice (some leftover rice is actually perfect for this because it has had a chance to dry out a little already)
- 1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in 2 tablespoons of peanut oil, allow it to heat up a little, and add the eggs. Cook until softly scrambled. Transfer to a bowl at set aside.
- Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel to get rid of any of the remaining egg, and then add another 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan. Cook the carrots until tender and starting to brown. Transfer to the bowl with the eggs and set aside.
- Add the final 2 tablespoons oil to the pan and then add the rice, carefully as it may splatter a little. Push it down so that it is in one even layer around the pan. Let cook for 2 minuets without disturbing, and then flip it, in as big of a piece as you can, and allow the other side to cook for 2 minuets as well.
- Break up the rice with your spatula or wooden spoon and stir and cook for another 2 minuets. Mix in the eggs, vegetables, and chicken and stir to combine. Add in the soy sauce, stir again and taste. Add more soy sauce if desired.
- Serve immediately.