Fried Rice (Chow Fan)

Serves 4
This recipe appeared on the Carolina® Rice package in the late 1990's. (Optional ingredients: Use equal parts cooked shrimp and diced ham).

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1 cup Mahatma® White Rice
2 cups chicken breast, cooked, diced to ½ size
2 tsps dry sherry
2 tsps cornstarch
4 Tbsps oil, divided
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup rib of celery, diced
soy sauce, to taste
2 Tbsps boiling water
1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 slice fresh ginger root
1 each minced garlic
3 eggs, lightly beaten

Cooking Directions

Prepare rice according to package directions. For best results refrigerate cooked rice overnight.

In a small bowl, sprinkle cooked chicken pieces with sherry and cornstarch. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok or frying pan over high heat. Add onion and celery, and stir-fry about 2-minutes, shaking pan to prevent browning. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 to 2 tablespoons boiling water. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and steam 1-minute. Add mushrooms, cover and cook until tender 1 to 2-minutes. Remove vegetables and reserve. Reduce heat to medium and add 2 tablespoons oil. When hot, add ginger and garlic, and sauté. Discard when lightly browned. Add chicken. Toss and fry 2-minutes. Add rice and cooked vegetables. Toss until hot. Add oil if needed. Make a well in center of mixture. Add eggs and stir until scrambled. Mix well, then season with soy sauce and serve immediately.
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