Fried Rice with Chicken and Vegetables


  • 4 Tbs oil, divided
  • 1 onion, sliced in big pieces or chopped
  • 1-2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1-2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • leftover cooked vegetables, whatever you have around
  • 1/4 pound cooked or raw meat I used 3 leftover chicken thighs
  • 3 cups or so cooked rice
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • soy sauce


  • Heat 1 Tbs of the oil and cook the onion over medium heat until softened and starting to brown, stirring frequently. Add the other raw vegetables and cook a few minutes, stirring. Add the raw meat and cook a few minutes and then add the cooked vegetables OR add the cooked meat and vegetables together and heat through.
  • Remove the vegetables from the pan. Add the rest of the oil, then add the rice and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. After it's browned just a bit, add the beaten eggs and stir until cooked. Put the vegetables and meat back in the pan, add some soy sauce to taste and stir until everything's hot through and through.


This is a fantastic way to use up leftovers that does not taste like leftovers!