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Friday, May 8, 2015

Homemade Takeout: A Simple Dinner Recipe

Homemade Takeout 
(serves 4-6)

For a long time, Jesse and I have enjoyed getting Chinese takeout for a quick and easy dinner.  But eating out, even for just the two of us, adds up quickly.  Add in the kids and you're talking a lot of money for what is truly a simple dish.  Last week, I decided to see if I could recreate one of our restaurant favorites at home.  With a little prep ahead of time, this dinner came together quickly and easily!


  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded ahead of time
  • 4 cups cooked rice (I used about 1-1/3 cups dry brown rice)
  • 2-3 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-6 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 cup frozen peas*
*You could also use a frozen peas and carrots mix and just skip cutting up the carrots yourself.

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.  Add the carrots and onions, and saute until starting to soften, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.  Move the veggies off to the side, and scramble the 2 eggs.  Once the eggs are cooked, add the remaining ingredients, and stir everything to coat with the soy sauce.  Cook on medium low until everything is heated through.

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