I don’t think I realized how often my husband and I ordered Chinese food until I realized that I can’t really eat it anymore. With all the soy sauce and risk of cross-contamination, ordering out isn’t really worth it. But I had a craving!
This came together so quickly that it was hard to take pictures along the way, because I was busy chopping, stirring and frying.
Chicken Fried Rice & Szechuan Stir Fry
Printable Recipe: Chicken Fried Rice, Szechuan Stir Fry
1.5 cooked chicken breasts, chopped (optional; this is what I had left in the fridge)
2-4 cups leftover rice (however much you have on hand)
1/2 onion, diced
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (I used a mix of corn, carrots, peas & beans)
gluten-free soy sauce to taste
Szechuan Stir Fry (or whatever delicious GF sauce you have)
chopped vegetables of your choice (I used asparagus, carrots, onions, mushrooms & broccoli)
1/2 onion, sliced into strips
GF sauce of choice (I found an amazing gluten-free sauce by Get Sauced)
If you are good at multi-tasking, this can come together very quickly. If, like me, that isn’t your strong suite in the kitchen, I recommend getting the rice going first as it holds up ok if it needs to sit and stay warm while the stir fry catches up. The stir fry overcooking or getting soggy is much less pleasant.
Chop all of the vegetables and cooked chicken breast. Start with the rice – heat a large skillet on medium-high. Add a tsp of oil, or spray with non-stick oil spray of your choice, then add onions and chicken. As it starts to warm and sizzle, add the frozen vegetables. When the vegetables are warm add some soy sauce, then the rice. Stir frequently. Add more soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
Meanwhile, heat a wok or large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1-2 tsp oil. Add carrots and onions. Cook for a few minutes until they start to soften. Add mushrooms. Cook for another few minutes. Add asparagus (or whatever vegetables you are using – add the hardest vegetables first, to the softest which need the least cooking time). Finally, when all the vegetables are basically ready to eat, add the stir fry sauce of your choice. Mix and heat through. Then serve next to fried rice. Eat with chop sticks to slow down the speed at which you will want to devour this delicious, homemade, gluten-free, Chinese food!