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No-Rice Chicken Fried Rice: Low-Carb and Kid-Approved

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Shortly after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes I realized that Chinese food did not play well with my blood sugars.  It consistently let me with unpredictable highs and playing catch up for at least a day afterward.

For the longest time I just completely avoided Chinese food but I recently came across a recipe for Chicken Fried Rice in a kid’s cook book.  I was blown away by the intense flavor of this recipe and discovered that the fresh ginger and the chicken broth really make the difference and make everything come together.

I adjusted the original recipe a bit, took out the rice, and added a crazy load of veggies.  At long last I now have No-Rice Chicken Fried Rice that my whole family loves and is very kind to my blood sugars.

I love it when my food behaves itself.

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No-Rice Chicken Fried Rice

What You Need:

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  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Can Chicken or 1 Pound Cooked and Diced Tenderloins (This is a great recipe to use up leftover grilled chicken or a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 Bag Coleslaw
  • 1 Bag Broccoli Slaw
  • 1 Bag Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 Cup Fresh Broccoli
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/2 Cup Corn
  • 1 Small Piece of Ginger Root (You only need about a 1/2 Tablespoon to 1 Tablespoon grated so get a small piece or more if you plan to make more for lunch!)
  • 1 Tablespoon Better Than Bouillon Chicken Soup Base or 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
    • Note: We get our Chicken Soup Base at Costco or you can order it here! It keeps for a good long time in the fridge and I add it to lots of recipes.
  • 1-2 Tablespoon Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste

Additional Add-In’s:

  • Water Chestnuts, Pea Pods, Diced Zucchini, Baby Corn, Leftover Cooked Veggies From The Night Before…Honestly, you can add just about anything, have fun with it!

What You Do:

  • Heat the largest pan in your kitchen over medium heat and melt the Coconut Oil.  Once melted, add Onions and Garlic.  Peel Ginger and grate approximately 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon ginger into pan.  Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  • Once onions are translucent add Cabbage, Broccoli Slaw, Broccoli and Riced Cauliflower
    • (The size of your pan may limit you from adding the whole bag of each veggie.  I usually use about 3/4 of the two slaws and the whole bag of cauliflower).  
  • Sauté just until tender.
  • Add Chicken and Better Than Bullion or Chicken Broth.
    • (Note: If using Better Than Bullion you may need to add a 1/4 water to pan)
  • Add Frozen Peas and Corn and cook til heated

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  • Add Soy Sauce and mix well
  • Make a small nest in the middle of the pan and crack both Eggs into the nest.
  • Beat Eggs with a fork ensuring they remain in the middle of the pan.

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  • Let the eggs cook for 2-3 minutes before mixing into the veggies.  Cook for another 7-10 minutes to ensure the eggs are cooked through.
  • Once eggs are cooked add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Note: My kids and husband discovered the taste sensation create by topping their fried rice with BBQ sauce.  Give it a try and see if you want to join our BBQ Club.

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Diabetic Mama of Twins fueled by my family, working out, eating, dog walking, getting lost in the woods and insulin. Writing to share the journey this Type 1 diagnosis has taken me on since 2007.

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