My directions are here to help you understand more on the easy way to make this dish. Most people frown away from brown rice because it is too difficult to cook. My way is very simple. You simply put the rice in a baking dish and bake.
How to Make Hot and Spicy Chicken Fried Brown Rice
First you want to rinse your rice well in a colander with several rinses of water. Let the water drain off well and then put the rice in a baking dish. You will need 1 1/2 cups of good quality brown rice.
To the rice you want to add in 2 3/4 cup of boiling hot water, 1 teaspoon of salt, a bit of black pepper and any other seasoning you enjoy. For extra flavor you can add in a small chopped onion. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil tightly and place in a very hot - preheated 450 degree oven. Bake in this very hot oven for 50 minutes. After the rice is done, carefully remove the foil and with a fork, fluff up the rice.
While the rice is cooking, place 1 large chicken breast in a pan of water and add in some dried sprigs of sage and a bit of salt. Cook the chicken until well done. Remove the chicken to cool and place in a food processor and pulse the chicken until you have shredded chicken breast.
Now you want to chop up your veggies
On a chopping board, cut up all the veggies you enjoy or have available. I used one large leek, 1 red bell pepper, 1 large carrot and 1 cup of peas. Place the peas and the carrot, which is diced, after being cleaned in a separate pan to heat. Fill the pan 1/2 up with water.
Cook the peas and the carrots for 1/2 hour or until the veggies are soft. Set the peas and carrots to the side.
Preparing the Pan for the Stir Rice
Take a large skillet and add in 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil and heat. Add in the leeks and bell pepper. Saute slightly and then add in the peas and the carrots which have been drained.
Cook for an additional minute and move all the veggies to one side. Add in one egg and let it cook slightly or until white. Mix the egg together with the veggies and add in some seasoning, (salt and pepper) Add in some sesame seeds and mix together well. Add the shredded chicken to the veggies and stir together well.
Take the rice that has been baked and add to the veggies. Mix well and add in 1 tablespoon of harissa (hot tomato sauce) to the rice and a few dashes of soy sauce. Cook the rice until slightly brown on one side. Stir and heat evenly.
Garnish with a large helping of chopped cilantro. Serve this very delicious meal with a side of sliced cucumber and some yogurt. Some wonderful refrigerator ice tea would be just fab with this meal.
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 2 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 large leek
- 1 large carrot
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 cup of peas
- 1 small onion for rice
- Chopped cilantro
- 1 T. virgin olive oil
- Salt, pepper and sesame seeds
- 1 T. harissa
- A few splashes of soy sauce