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Five Spice Chicken Fried Rice



 
I make fried rice a lot.  We usually don't have it as a side dish, but as a main dish and I have always found it a great way to use up leftover cooked meats, along with any bits and bobs from the vegetable drawer that are not enough on their own, but when put together go fabulous in this! 

 
I actually didn't use chicken today, but some turkey that I had which was on the verge of going out of date, which makes this a great dish  to make after Thanksgiving or Christmas.
 
I love the flavour of Chinese Five Spice Powder. Five-spice powder is a spice mixture of five or more spices used predominantly in Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine. It is also used less commonly in other Asian and Arabic cuisines, and can be used for cocktails as well. 
 
The spices traditionally used are Sechwan peppercorns, star anise, ground cloves, cinnamon and ground fennel seeds.  On the surface they don't like much like things that would go together, but trust me when I say that together these are like umami magic!  I have also seen turmeric, ginger root and cardamom used.

 
When I made my fried rice these days, I most often use the precooked packages of brown rice. Each pouch serves 2 people generously, and it is perfect for this use.  My MIL who taught me how to make fried rice (and she learnt from a neighbour many moons ago) used Minute Rice.  I have always used regular rice, and now . . .  the precooked rice, and these days ...
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