Chicken and Ginger Fried Rice

Whip up this Chicken and Ginger Fried Rice with our Success® White Rice, mushrooms, green onions, and our secret ingredient to classic fried rice.

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Servings SERVES 4

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • ½ lb boneless chicken, cut in ½ inch pieces
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 each minced garlic
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger root, grated
  • 2 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • ¼ lb mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tbsps reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sherry
  • 1 tsp Asian style hot chili sesame oil

Instructions

  • Try this Chicken and Ginger Fried Rice, made with our Boil-in-Bag Success® White Rice, fresh ginger root, green onions, and hearty mushrooms.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger; cook and stir 1 minute. Add chicken; stir-fry until no longer pink in center.

    Step 3

  • Add green onions and mushrooms; stir-fry until tender.

    Step 4

  • Stir in soy sauce, sherry, and sesame oil. Add rice; heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.

The Secret is Out

Savory chicken and zesty ginger are the ultimate partners in crime in this tasty fried rice. With the addition of traditional Asian elements, it cooks up into a delicious combination of tasty umami flavors.

With hot chili sesame oil and reduced soy sauce–enjoy all the flavors of classic fried rice. Aside from these common ingredients, this recipe also calls for a secret element that tends to get skipped more often than the rest. This secret is in the sauce, or the sherry, to be exact.

Dry sherry, or Chinese rice wine, is used in many authentic fried rice recipes to add a bit of complexity and added depth to the rice. For this recipe, use a common dry sherry, but you can also use Mirin, which is a Japanese sweet rice wine.

Whichever you choose, this added touch of flavor will most certainly give your fried rice recipe the edge you desire. Read on for more extras for making a true fried rice masterpiece.

Pinch of This, Bit of That

Oyster sauce, fish sauce, hoisin sauce can be added for an extra tang. These ingredients are also great for their saltiness. Be careful not to use too much, as you can overdo the salt content as well as weigh down the rice. Just remember, a little goes a long way.