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Easy Fried Rice and Orange Chicken

Updated on October 28, 2012
Fried Rice
Fried Rice
White Rice
White Rice
Green Onions
Green Onions
Peas and Carrots
Peas and Carrots
Egg
Egg
BBQ Pork
BBQ Pork
Soy Sauce
Soy Sauce
Orange Chicken
Orange Chicken
Chicken
Chicken
Orange Juice
Orange Juice
Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar
Ginger and Garlic
Ginger and Garlic
Red Pepper Flakes ~ Spicy
Red Pepper Flakes ~ Spicy

How to Make Fried Rice

How to Make Orange Chicken

 

I always like to cook meals that are quick, easy and that use up leftovers.  I always seem to have leftover rice (probably because my husband makes so much).  Leftover rice is great for fried rice.  With fried rice my kids love to have Orange Chicken and once you get the hang of making both of them they are truly quick and easy.  There are also many shortcuts that you can use with both of these dishes like making the rice ahead of time for the Fried Rice and buying chicken that is already cubed and frozen for the Orange Chicken. 

FRIED RICE

Ingredients:

3 Cups Cooked Rice Cooled (Leftover rice is perfect)

1 Bunch of Green Onions Chopped

1 Small Package of Frozen Peas and Carrots

1 Egg Beaten

1 Cup of Meat Cooked and Chopped (I like Barbeque Pork)

¼ cup of Soy Sauce (This can be adjusted to taste)

Garlic, Salt and Pepper to Season

Olive Oil (Garlic Oil works well too)

Directions:

Make rice ahead and let cool. In non-stick skillet or wok pour about 2 tablespoons of Oil in the pan and fry the rice and green onions.  Once the rice is warm and the onions are soft push the mixture to the sides and add the beaten egg. Gently cook the scrambled egg and mix into the rice and onion.  Add the soy sauce and seasonings and mix.  Finally add the frozen vegetables and meat and cook until heated through. 

ORANGE CHICKEN

Ingredients:

4 – 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Cubed

2 Tablespoons Water (Can substitute with Chinese Rice Wine or Rice Vinegar)

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

Sauce:

1/3 Cup Orange Juice (if this is too strong replace some of the OJ with water)

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

½ Teaspoon Ginger minced

¼ Teaspoon Garlic minced

¼ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (for a bit of kick)

Olive Oil (Garlic Oil)

Place the cubed chicken in a bowl. Mix water and cornstarch together in a separate bowl and pour over chicken. Mix together so that chicken is coated and let chicken sit for about 30 minutes.  Mix together sauce ingredients except the garlic and ginger.  Heat up skillet or wok and add 2 Tablespoons of oil.  When hot add garlic and ginger and lightly fry.  Add chicken and fry until brown.  Push chicken to the sides and pour the sauce in the middle. Mix chicken and sauce together until both are hot. Serve.

These recipes are relatively easy and you can switch the ingredients around to suit your taste.  You can add different vegetables and meats or seafood.  So try something new tonight and make your own fried rice and orange chicken. 

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Yummy sounds good to me...Thanks sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Thanks G-Ma I love em both!!

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      soumenpaul 8 years ago from San Jose

      Nice recipe you mention here... keep going

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you!

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      Janet21 8 years ago from New York

      This dish sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try.

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you Janet hope you enjoy!

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      GiftedGrandma 8 years ago from USA

      Sounds yummy!

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      It is I hope you give it a try!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Triplet Mom, I love fried rice. Hahaha Yes and I was drawn to this hub by my hungry stomach. How can I be hungry when it is 5 am in the morning? I have to wait in a few hours to eat. LOL well..I will try your recipe soon...thanks!

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      I hope you were able to get something yummy to eat. Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy when you do try it!!

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      wendy87 6 years ago

      nice recipes look delicious....

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      Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you wendy! Enjoy!

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      daniella. 5 years ago

      i hate this. it turned out like shit. i did EXACTLy what the recipe said and my chicken wont come out crunchy! i keep having to spit it out! how do you make it crunchy?!

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      Triplet Mom 5 years ago from West Coast

      Daniella - Sorry it did not turn out for you. You can try cooking it longer or at a higher heat if you want it more crunchy. Good luck with it!

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