Chicken Fried Rice

December a busy month but I found time to go to the weekly laiki, farmer’s market. I coud not miss it, I can go to other markets but this is the only day I find the flower stall with good quality of star gazers and other seasonal flowers. So last Saturday, armed with my big knapsack so I can carry oranges, mandarins, apples while the delicate leaves on one hand the other hand with my flowers off I went. As soon I came back I was famished but I went on cleaning the fridge. Checking left overs. ..less than half of the organic roast chicken, bit of steamed rice, my last cranberry (from Norway) and few bits and bobs.

I roasted that chicken last Thursday, for a chicken deprived like me a simple roast was a feast. I was in France when avian flu hit Greece last Oct 17th. Since then I have simply stopped buying chicken until I find a good source. But of course as the reports said that the suspected bird flu case turned negative.
But I was given an ORGANIC CHICKEN certified by Bio Hellas one of the organic certifications here in Greece. It’s abit expensive for 6.50 euro a kilo,I had to ask the price, rude me but I need to know if I can afford such luxury!

I salted it inside out with Herbamare a natural sea salt with celery, leek, cress, onions, chives, parsley, lovage, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and kelp. Stuffed it with fresh rosemary, spring onions, ginger and lemon. I added a bit of soya and drizzle with organic olive oil. Succulent!!!

While it was roasting I was literally salivating, imagine thats over a month I had not eaten chicken. Left over was added to my chicken fried rice.

On Waitrose Food Illustrated February 2004 edition (thats almost 2 years ago but I certainly didnt forget this issue) there is Ken Hom’s Egg Fried Rice. It says:

The classic combo of rice fried with eggs, sesame oil and veg is one of the best ways to use up fridge left overs

I don’t really need his step step guidance as my own different versions are quite legendary. Hah pompous! But what made me remember this edition is, that a whole page are just photos of the ingredients. See I love visuals and I always wanted to learn more of the graphic side of layout. When I find new recipes, it always the photos that sort of “pull me.. try me”.

Chicken Fried Rice

  • Make omelette first – I added spring onions
  • Julienne the omelette

  • Heat up sesame oil
  • Add crushed garlic, the white part of spring onions, sliced
  • Add chicken which I flaked
  • Add julienned carrots and cabbage
  • Add the rice, stir well.
  • Season to taste , top with eggs and chopped spring onions.
  • Serve warm
  • What’s your favourite kind of fried rice?

    For some of you, Waitrose is a supermarket chain in UK, an upmarket one , my sister calls it, supermarket for the posh!

    Born in the Philippines, raised in Europe and globetrotter.

    13 Comments

    • celiaK

      December 13, 2005 at 2:59 pm

      Yes I’m salivating, too! That roast chicken and friend rice looks sooo nice. Ay naku kakain muna ako ng lunch nagugutom ako lalo sa pictures mo. Hehehe. 😉

    • Gia

      December 13, 2005 at 6:15 pm

      Sha, Herbamare was one of the things I will miss fro Jyurop, as I was too busy to think about buying some.

      Plain steamed rice with Herbamare is great!

      One of the first things we invested in here was the turbo broiler, ploop that bird in and voila, tender juicy chicken with crispy skin.
      Sarap!

    • Shalimar

      December 13, 2005 at 9:15 pm

      CELIA: shall we barter? organic chicken and a portion of crumble? I love my crumble with cream anglaise. lots of it I dont care about the cholesterol.

      CHARLES: Easy wasnt it? what’s next on our online session? 😉

    • Shalimar

      December 13, 2005 at 9:16 pm

      CES: I roasted the chicken on thursday, I had the left over on Sat, thats the chicken fried rice..doesnt look like left over hmm maybe the carrots & eggs add life to it.
      The bones on the same day were back to the pot for a broth.
      Sun came I made orzo soup with the chicken broth.

    • Shalimar

      December 13, 2005 at 9:18 pm

      GIA:Looks like Herbamare will go with the olive oil to Ohio hinterland. Which one you like the green or red one or both?
      I dont own a turbo boiler so I did it the conventional way!

    • keiko

      December 21, 2005 at 10:28 am

      Hi Sha – this looks so delicious, I think I’m going to cook chicken for christmas (again) – I wanted to try goose but my husband doesn’t like it! Your fried rice makes me droll too… have a lovely christmas!

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