Chicken Fried Rice

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Create an this tasty easy leftover fried rice recipe for your family.

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This recipe was originally designed for 4 people. Amended serving sizes for 1, 2, 6, and 8 people are intended to serve as general guidance only. Cooking times may need to be adjusted to suit your amended serving size.
  • 1 cup SunRice Medium Grain Rice (rinsed)

  • 2 tbsp Peanut Oil

  • 3 Asian Shallots (peeled, thinly sliced)

  • 1 clove Garlic (crushed)

  • 60 g Lap Cheong Sausage (thinly sliced)

  • 2 tbsp Tomato Sauce (ketchup)

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Chilli Oil (plus extra to serve, optional)

  • 2 cup Shredded Cooked Chicken (shredded cooked)

  • 1 Small Red Capsicum (diced)

  • 1 Small Green Capsicum (diced)

  • 1 cup Bean Sprouts (trimmed)

  • 6 Green Onions (shredded)

  • 4 Eggs (fried)

  • Fried Shallots and Coriander Sprigs (to garnish)


Calrose rice is a round, tender and succulent grain, allowing it to lock in moisture when it is cooked. This rice is often used in dishes that require a bit more creaminess, like paella or risotto. It is also ideal in your favourite Middle Eastern, Korean and Spanish dishes.








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  • Place the rice and 1½ cups (375ml) cold tap water in a medium (15-17cm base) saucepan. Bring to the boil, uncovered over high heat. Reduce heat to low, stir, cover and simmer on low heat for 12 minutes. Remove from the heat. Spoon the rice into a sieve and rinse until the rice feels cool. Drain well. Spread onto a baking tray. Refrigerate, uncovered for 2 hours or until cold.

    Tip: Spreading the rice onto a tray and refrigerating uncovered allows it to dry on the surface, this prevents it going ‘gluggy’ when stir-frying. If you're short on time, freeze the rice for 1 hour.

    Tip: Alternatively, you can use 2-3 cups of leftover rice. Simply refrigerate the leftover rice.

  • Place the oil, shallots, garlic and Lap Cheong in a cold wok (see tip). Place over medium heat and cook, stir frying for 5 minutes until shallots are light golden. Add the tomato sauce, soy and chilli oil. Stir to combine. Increase the heat to high and add the chicken. Stir-fry 3-5 minutes until chicken is hot and starts to become crispy on the edges. Add the capsicum and sprouts, stir fry for 1 minute.

    __Tip __By starting with a cold wok the shallots and garlic will cook slowly, which allows them to soften and become sweet before golden.

  • With your hands, scatter over the rice, breaking up any clumps. Stir-fry until hot. Remove from the heat and stir through the green onions.

  • Spoon the fried rice into bowls. Top each with a fried egg, sprinkle with fried shallots and coriander and a drizzle of chilli oil.

  • __Tip __Lap Cheong sausage and chilli oil are available in the Asian section of the supermarket. You can replace the sausage with bacon and chilli oil with chilli sauce or just leave them out of the recipe.

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