Fried Wild Rice and Chicken

Fried Wild Rice and Chicken

Fried Wild Rice and Chicken excerpted from FlavCity’s 5 Ingredient Meals: 50 Easy & Tasty Recipes Using the Best Ingredients from the Grocery Store by Bobby Parrish. Photography by Dessi Parrish

FlavCity's 5 Ingredient Meals: 50 Easy & Tasty Recipes Using the Best Ingredients from the Grocery Store by Bobby Parrish

You don’t have to be a chef to create delicious food. In fact, it only takes a handful of ingredients to make mouthwatering and easy weeknight dinners. This cookbook by Bobby and Dessi Parrish is packed full of simple, healthy dinner ideas that even newbie cooks find easy to make.

An introduction to easy meals and cooking. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated. Food Network champion Bobby Parrish shares the ins and outs of their 5-ingredient meals and assures us his quick and easy dinner recipes are doable for all. By keeping the recipes to five ingredients, Bobby demonstrates just how easy cooking can be.

From savoury snacks to easy weeknight dinners packed with flavour, this easy (and healthy!) recipe book is just what your kitchen needs. But Bobby and Dessi’s tips don’t stop there―they know that a key aspect of these simple healthy recipes is the prep work at the grocery store beforehand.

Hacks for smarter grocery shopping. Going to the grocery store can be a bit overwhelming, especially if your list is long! Fortunately, these five-ingredient recipes make grocery shopping and picking the right ingredients for easy weeknight dinners far less daunting. But smarter grocery shopping is about more than what’s on your list. It’s about knowing how to pick the “best in class” products.

Inside find:

  • 50 easy healthy meals that only take five ingredients
  • Advice for cooking with a combination of store-bought and fresh items
  • Essential insight into smarter grocery shopping

If you enjoyed books like Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity, 5 Ingredients, The Well Plated Cookbook, or The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook, you’ll love FlavCity’s 5 Ingredient Meals.

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Fried Wild Rice and Chicken

We don’t eat much rice at home, but when we do it’s often wild rice, which is not actually rice. It’s an aquatic grass, and because of that it has zero heavy metals and is more nutrient dense than brown rice. This fried rice has attitude and spunk thanks to the nutty and chewy texture of wild rice. You’re going to love it.

¾ cup wild rice

5 organic boneless and skinless chicken thighs

½ cup plus 3 ½ tablespoons coconut aminos teriyaki sauce

Mirepoix (see below)

2 pasture-raised organic eggs

Begin by cooking the wild rice in salted boiling water for 1 hour.

Marinate the chicken thighs in a zip-top bag with ½ cup of teriyaki aminos. Leave it on the counter for the entire time the rice is cooking.

Begin making the fried rice by preheating a large nonstick pan just above medium heat with 2 tablespoons of ghee or avocado oil. Add the mirepoix along with ¼ teaspoon of salt and a few cracks of pepper. Cook for 10 minutes or until the veggies have mostly softened. Whisk the eggs thoroughly and make a well in the center of pan, add eggs, cook until they come together, and then add the cooked and drained rice to the veggies and allow to cook for 3 minutes to evaporate any excess water in the rice. Add 3½ tablespoons of teriyaki and cook another 3 minutes. Check for seasoning since you may need a bit more salt or teriyaki. Take pan off the heat and set aside.

To cook the chicken, first remove it from the marinade, pat dry, and season with a good pinch of salt on each side. Using the same pan or a new one, preheat over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of ghee. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on the first side, then flip and reduce heat to medium and allow to cook another 3 minutes. Remove from heat, spoon a dab of ghee over the top, and allow to rest for 2 minutes.

Serve the fried rice with sliced chicken on top and enjoy!

Mirepoix: I cheated just a little bit for a few recipes in this cookbook! Any time you see mirepoix in a recipe list, it’s a combination of red onion, carrots, and celery. But technically you can find precut mirepoix in the produce section of many grocery stores, including Trader Joe’s. Some of the recipes were just impossible to make without the veggie base of a mirepoix, so hopefully, you can forgive me! If you want to make the mirepoix instead of buying it, here’s what you need:

Mirepoix: ½ a large red onion, finely diced • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced • 2 stalks celery, diced

Recipe reprinted with permission from Mango Publishing.

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