May 18, 2009

Fried Rice with Asparagus and Chicken

I found some leftover brown rice in my fridge and decided to put together a spring inspired fried rice for dinner last night. I diced asparagus to use in place of peas, which are not yet in season, and Jesse grilled up chicken breast because we try to use the grill as much as possible in warm weather. Jesse actually hates Chinese food, so he was a little worried at first, but in the end he declared it was leagues better than takeout fried rice.

Fried Rice with Asparagus and Chicken
1-2 cups leftover brown rice
1 large onion
1/2 lb asparagus
1/2 lb grilled breast
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Heat wok or pan to medium high and coat with olive oil. Chop onion into large pieces and sautee until translucent and browned. Rinse and dice asparagus and add to the pan. Sautee approximately 5 minutes, until asparagus is slightly softened. Add rice and continue to cook over medium high heat for another 5 minutes to flavor the rice. Meanwhile, shred grilled chicken into small pieces and add to pan. Finally, add soy suace, vinegar, tumeric, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat.


Deelish said...

Sounds simple yet delicious! I love dinners like that--everything in one. And that crunch of mm mmm.

Anonymous said...

it was delicious!
why don't you mention your lovely little sis who was also there and shared this meal with you? haha.
<3 michelle

Julia said...

Deelish - yeah i love trying to get it all in one pan...makes cleanup easier too.

Michellie - sorry i left you out. i've been writing short posts in the interest of time!

Nicole said...

This is OT - the 2009 One Local Summer challenge begins on June 1. I hope you can join us again this year!

megan (brooklyn farmhouse) said...

Yum yum! That looks amazing! I looove fried rice- even better with asparagus!

Administrator said...

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Gina said...

Huh? I have no idea why my last comment is "administrator"...its Gina (which is probably obvious anyway, haha).