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Healthy Chicken Fried Rice

Posted Jan 18 2011 8:15am

Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! I spent the past three days going to IntenSati classes, drinking wine, and relaxing. My parents came to visit on Saturday which was really fun. I also cooked for the first time in ages! I haven’t been posting much food on here lately just because I am always making the same boring meals for dinner. I usually just heat up frozen veggies in the microwave with a veggie burger or an Amy’s burrito. Last night I decided to take some time to actually cook a nice dinner. I was craving Chinese food so I decided to make a healthier version of Chicken Fried Rice!

I went to the supermarket and bought chicken, onions, eggs, and brown rice. I don’t make things that require me to buy more than five ingredients. I started off by cooking the chicken on the stove with onions and soy sauce.

While the chicken was cooking, I made Boil in a Bag brown rice. Yes, I still chose the laziest way possible to cook my rice. My roommate has a rice cooker but I have no clue how to use it.

Once the chicken was cooked, I added some sesame seeds and more soy sauce.

On a different pan, I cooked scrambled eggs to add to the “fried” rice.

I wanted some greens on the side so I made frozen veggies in the microwave. Some things never change!

Eventually my rice was done so I added some Smart Balance butter spray, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

I mixed the rice, eggs, onions, and chicken together to make Healthy Chicken Fried Rice!

I added some lettuce on top of the frozen veggies to make a big salad. Perfect dinner!

Even more perfect with a Blue Moon!

My chicken fried rice tasted very similar to the oily and salty kind at Chinese restaurants! It definitely satisfied my Chinese food craving! I should cook more often but don’t have the patience to do this on weeknights when I get home from the gym at 8:30pm. I am very happy with my 5 minute dinners but I will start to occasionally cook on weekends! You will never see me make a meal from scratch with 20 ingredients! I am all about the quick, easy, and healthy dinners!

What is your favorite fast, healthy dinner to cook?

Did you cook anything good this past weekend?

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