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Easy Fried Rice and Chicken Chow Mein Recipes

Updated on October 30, 2011
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Jan lives in Arizona, has a fur-baby, and retired from banking after 30 years. She currently is a songwriter and cyber-journalist.

My Family Loves Oriental Food

Everyone in my family loves oriental food. I have two married daughters, two sons-in-law and eight grandkids and we ALL love Chinese, Szechuan, name it. We eat out, take out, and cook it at home. Over the years we have adopted and developed some tried and true family favorites and these are recipes that my daughters asked for as soon as they got married.

They are both so easy and almost fool-proof! Try them and call them yours...from my family to yours!

Cooked Rice
Cooked Rice
Green Onions
Green Onions

Jan's Fried Rice


  • 3-4 slices of bacon cut in pieces
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2-3 Green Onions, sliced (use greens too)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 cups rice, cooked
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2-3 teas Soy Sauce or to taste
  • 1/2 teas seasoning salt


Fry cut up bacon in electric skillet until crisp. Remove bacon pieces and keep 3 T of bacon fat in pan. Sauté green onion until cooked slightly, push to side and add eggs and scramble. Add rice, almonds, bacon, sugar, salt and soy sauce and stir until well mixed. Cook on medium for another five to ten minutes, stirring often to preventing browning too much.

Serve with Chicken Vegetable Chow Mein and Spring Rolls. ((If you want to make your own spring rolls see video below)

Slice Celery Thinly
Slice Celery Thinly
Red Onions Add a Sweet Onion Flavor
Red Onions Add a Sweet Onion Flavor

Jan's Easy Chicken Vegetable Chow Mein


  • 2-3 chicken breasts cut in strips
  • 2 T Olive Oil or Sesame Oil
  • 1 cup onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken bouillion (Dissolve 1 cube in 1 cup boiling water)
  • 1- 8 oz Can Water Chestnuts
  • 1 - 8 oz Can Bamboo Shoots
  • 1 - 14 oz can Bean Sprouts
  • 1 sm can mushrooms
  • Salt, Pepper and Soy Sauce to taste
  • 1 package dry Brown Gravy mix

Note: Broccoli, green or red pepper or zuchinni, can be added into the vegetable mix if desired.


Lightly brown chicken strips in oil over medium heat in wok or skillet. Add onion and celery to pan and some Soy Sauce. Stir occasionally until onion and celery are crisp tender. Add water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts and mushrooms and stir veggies together. Add bouillion, cover, reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Stir brown gravy mix with 1 cup water, and pour into chicken and vegetable mixture.Cook over medium heat until gravy starts to thicken, stirring often. Add Salt, pepper and more Soy Sauce to Taste.

Serve over Crispy Chinese Noodles and Enjoy!

How to Make Your Own Spring Rolls

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      Cara Smith 

      12 years ago

      i do not love to cook so usually if a recipe has more than three items you can forget it. I like your recipe because you used the cannedchow mein veggies. I will definatly try this, but I warn you I will try to condense into 3 items (joke) thank you.


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      Kari Poulsen 

      12 years ago from Ohio

      These look great! My family will love them. Thanks!

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      Kari Poulsen 

      12 years ago from Ohio

      These look great! My family will love them. Thanks!

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      Jan Peterson 

      12 years ago from Sun City, AZ

      Thank you both so much! I hope you like them!

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      12 years ago

      This sounds delicious! Thank you for the recipes.

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      12 years ago from Chicago

      Yum! I will try these out, thank you! Please share more of your original family recipes!

      By the way, I have not EVER, in my 9 months within this community, saved a Hub or other community article on "My Favorites" list on my taskbar.--Until Now! Great work!


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