The takeaway is one our favourite naughty treats. Chinese to more precise. For me, it is my personal indulgence. I must admit this guilty pleasure is one I have embraced in all of my Army locations. Before I was married, I would look for the local Chinese takeaway and test a few until I found the one I preferred. When I started to date my wife, we had a fantastic Chinese takeaway in Reading, and now we are married we have found another great Chinese takeaway.
One of the dishes I have always found myself ordering time and again is chicken fried rice. So, why not make it at home I thought to myself. Yes, we love the indulgence every now and again but it can be so expensive, and a few takeaways for our family of five could easily be a week’s worth of shopping which made creating this dish more justifiable.
And here it is, after looking through many cookbooks and online I have devised my version of chicken fried rice and an absolute delight it was, not only to make but sit around the table with a huge bowl of this chicken fried rice and dish out between us all.
So rather than spend all that money on a takeaway, I ask you to try this, and you will not be disappointed!
To make it easier as well instead of braising the rice fresh you could use the microwave bags which still makes it viable. I always have a bag or two in the cupboard just in case, as they are always on special when I do my weekly shop.