Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong – Chicken Fried Rice

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We’re back!  Thanks for being patient while Mom was fighting a bug last week.  Unfortunately, she’s still not 100% better, and add the fact that I’m battling my own little bug, and it’s been a rough week!  We couldn’t let our Mom’s 52 readers down, though, so we did something that Mom has been doing for years for her friends:  Mom led me through the steps of this week’s Mom’s 52 recipe via telephone.  The result actually worked out great, but I have to credit it to the fact that we picked a very simple dish this week:  Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong – Chicken Fried Rice.

I’ll admit it.  Like many people, I had a somewhat general idea of how to make Com Chien (“fried rice”), but I really did not know how to perfect it.  I remember one of my birthday parties, many years ago when I was in high school, when Mom made us the most delicious batch of Com Chien I had ever tasted.  The goal here was to recreate that wonderful dish.  Goal reached!

Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong – Chicken Fried Rice w/ Chinese Sausage

INGREDIENTS – makes 4 servings:

  • 1 chicken breast, diced into small, 1/2″ cubes (yields 1.25 C.)
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • pepper, 3 dashes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 5 green onion stalks, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 4 C. of refrigerated, leftover, cooked white rice (use leftover rice so it’s a bit dried out)
  • 3 links of Lap Xuong – Chinese sausage, cut lengthwise, and then into 1/2″ pieces (yields 1 C.)
  • 1.5 C. frozen peas & carrots
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish

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Make sure your meat for Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong is diced into small pieces.  Left: Lap Xuong - Chinese sausage.  Right - chicken breast.
Make sure your meat for Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong is diced into small pieces. Left: Lap Xuong – Chinese sausage. Right – chicken breast.

STEP 1:  MARINATE THE CHICKEN

  1. Place the diced chicken breast into a medium bowl.  Add 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, a dash of pepper, 1/8 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. sugar.  Mix well.

    Let chicken for Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong marinate while you move on to the next step.
    Let chicken for Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong marinate while you move on to the next step.

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STEP 2:  START THE RICE

  1. Mix the 3 beaten eggs with the chopped green onions, 2 dashes of pepper, and 1/8 tsp. salt.

    Egg batter, for Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong.
    Egg batter, for Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong.
  2. Heat 2 Tbsp. EVOO in a large, non-stick skillet on high heat.
  3. Add to the skillet the beaten egg mixture.
  4. Stir quickly to finely scramble the eggs.  Break down any large clumps of eggs.
  5. Add 4 C. leftover white rice to the skillet.  Mix gently.  Cover the skillet, and turn the heat down to medium.  Cook the rice and egg mixture for 5 minutes, mixing occasionally.
  6. Uncover the skillet.  Add 2 Tbsp. soy sauce and 1/4 tsp. salt to the rice.  Mix well.  Cook the rice for an additional 5 minutes, mixing occasionally.  The rice should be a light, golden brown color.  Remove from heat.

    Rice and egg mixture, the start of Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong.
    Rice and egg mixture, the start of Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong.

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STEP 3:  FRY THE MEAT & VEGETABLES

  1. By now, the chicken has been marinating for at least 10 minutes.  In a separate skillet, add 1 Tbsp. EVOO and heat on high.
  2. Add the marinated chicken and stir fry until cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add to the cooked chicken the chopped Lap Xuong – Chinese sausage.  Stir fry the meat together to cook the sausage, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add to the meat 1.5 C. frozen peas and carrots.  Mix and cook until the vegetables are heated through, about 2 minutes.

    Stir fried meat and vegetables, for Com Chien Lap Xuong.
    Stir fried meat and vegetables, for Com Chien Lap Xuong.

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STEP 3:  FINALIZE THE COM CHIEN GA LAP XUONG

  1. Bring the fried rice and egg mixture back to the stove and heat on medium.
  2. Add the stir fried meat and vegetable mixture to the fried rice and egg.  Mix gently and well.
  3. Remove from heat and serve garnished with chopped cilantro.  Yum!

    Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong.  Enjoy!
    Com Chien Ga Lap Xuong. Enjoy!

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Jenn
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Such a yummy and easy recipe!! I will definitely be adding this to my go-to list.

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