Chicken Fried Rice

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It is snowy and cold in the best ever way possible today.

 

I’m tucked inside with nothing to do; no way to drive on the roads, huddled in last night’s pjs surrounded by cookbooks. I’m wrapping up a website this week so I’ve been graciously working from home, far from my snow boots and North Face. I really thought I hit my max on snow this year but the whole not having to commute thing is giving me a new zen in the blizzard.

Only don’t push it blizzard. This is it. The big send off. If we meet again I might not be so nice.

 

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We’re climbing past 6 inches!

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So pretty in the woods

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 I couldn’t resist! I think she senses that I’m dog sitting another pup next week… she’s been jealously stalking me all day.

So the only thing that could make the day even cozier is a big bowl of comfort food – warm Chicken Fried Rice! YUM. This is serious happy food for about a zillion and one reasons; if you already have cold rice (leftover takeout??), you can pull this together in 20 minutes. If you don’t – super simple; make your rice the night before and refrigerate overnight. In a pinch? Refrigerate until cold, ideally at least 2 hours. You want cold dry rice so it doesn’t get mushy when you add it to the stir fry. 

This lower cal fried rice is packed with nutrient dense veggies – red peppers, carrots, broccoli, and peas + whole grain rice goodness and immune boosting ginger! Homemade takeout that saves you $ and calories: win-win guys!

Plus, leftovers are delish. I don’t even reheat it – right out of the fridge guys. I swear its good even when its not 2 am on a Saturday night.

We’re winding down to the last nasty days of winter so lets sneak in all the yummy comfort we can!

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Nutrition Information; Calories: 297, Fat: 10 grams

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Comments

  1. I love being snowed in… for the first time every season. After that, it gets a little old! I love that your chicken fried rice is FULL of veggies. What a perfect comfort food for a ridiculously snowy day.

  2. Just pinned this to my “Takeout Fakeout” board on pinterest! I love fried rice and I love how full of veggies this is! And GF?? My nana will be your newest follower heehee. :D Great post Kristina!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      ah! Sorry!! I’m so late on getting back to people’s comments on my friend rice post, sorry Jess!! Thanks darling :) I love fried rice too! And its so easy… all about the easy!

  3. Ooh, I love fried rice! What great ideas to prepare the rice so it doesn’t become mushy. It looks delicious!

  4. Hi Kristina! Another fried rice you can try that is super easy (and omits soy sauce so there’s no added sodium) is one with rice, eggs, frozen (thawed and drained) chopped spinach and chunks of sweet Chinese sausage. My mom used to make this for us all the time, and it’s something I make a lot too. :)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Yum! Maybe dumb question.. what is Chinese sausage? Or where would I find it? Sausage and rice is so yummy together!

  5. Ugh it’s so chilly! I def. need comfort!

  6. This looks like such a yummy dinner. I adore fried rice.

  7. What a great recipe! I honestly have never been a fan of pork fried rice, but maybe I would like this chicken recipe instead!

  8. I love that you made this with brown rice…I don’t even think hubby would notice with the soy sauce added. What a fantastic meal…I’m going to make sure to put rice on the menu next week and make a double batch!

  9. I was hoping to get some snow this year, but it didn’t happen. Staying in pjs all day is the way to go. Your pup is too cute, and that fried rice looks delicious.

  10. I had the same kind of day on Monday-Completely hibernated! I love this rice–yum!

  11. Just the dish to warm you up :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Yum this looks delicious and i love the snow pictures!

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