Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bok Choy Fried Rice

I love coming up with new versions of takeout-style dishes. One of my favorites is throwing together some random ingredients to make fried rice. In the early days of this blog, I featured one of my favorite quick dinner recipes, bok choy fried rice. You can see the original post here. I decided to make it again, with some updates and modifications.

I love this recipe for many reasons, but mostly because it is really quick. This recipe took me a total of 20  minutes to make, start to finish. It's packed with a ton of veggies, lean protein and fiber.

Read more for the full recipe!

2 cups cooked short grain brown rice (preferably day old)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1" chunks
1 medium onion, sliced
3-4 carrots, shredded or finely diced
2 heads of baby bok choy, washed and chopped crosswise into 1/2" strips
1/4 cup raw almonds, crushed
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sriracha sauce
1 tsp honey
1 tsp chili oil (can use sesame oil as well)

Step by Step Instructions:

1. In a large frying pan or wok, saute onions 2-3 minutes

2. Add chicken chunks and brown for 3 minutes on each side

3. Remove chicken from pan and set aside

4. Add carrots and bok choy to pan, stir fry for 4-5 minutes on medium heat until slightly wilted

5. Whisk together soy sauce, sriracha, honey and oil

6. Add chicken and rice to the pan, turn heat up to med-high and stir fry for 3-4 minutes, making sure
nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan

7. Stir in sauce and toss thoroughly, keep warm on a low temp until you're ready to serve

8. Top with crushed or sliced almonds and serve.

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At January 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM , Blogger Balvinder Ubi said...

There are lot of flavours going in here. love take out style rice recipes.

At January 27, 2012 at 12:28 AM , Blogger Red_Shallot said...

Yum! I love fried rice!

At January 27, 2012 at 12:40 AM , Blogger Kim Bee said...

Um, er, ah, drools all over the place!

At January 27, 2012 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Yummy said...

I love any variation of fried rice. Yours looks delicious!

At January 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow that looks delicious! I'm a fan of fried rice and this is just perfect! Your photos are terrific, Dara!

At January 28, 2012 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Jay said...

looks very inviting..yumm
happy following you..;)
check out mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

At February 7, 2012 at 10:09 AM , Blogger Jenn Kendall said...

ooh...i have some bok choy to use up, i'll have to use it in this! thanks for sharing!


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