Chicken Fried Rice
July 19th, 2009 23 Comments

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Fried Rice pictures (6 of 6)

I have known the lovely Cynthia at Tastes Like Home for a while; she is one of the early supporters of Rasa Malaysia. Last year when we were on a Caribbean cruise, we met up with her in Barbados. A few months ago, I invited Cynthia to write a guest post. Personally, I am intrigued by Caribbean-influenced Chinese food, and thought Cynthia would be the best person to write a post on the topic. We chose fried rice, a simple Chinese dish that has no geographical boundary. Please welcome Tastes Like Home with her beautiful and mouthwatering Chicken Fried Rice, Caribbean-style. Yum!

Earlier this year, I read with pleasure, the invitation by Rasa Malaysia to write a guest post for her blog. Rasa Malaysia has been among the first blogs I visited when I started blogging back in 2007 and I have been hooked since then. I’ve long admired her food and her photography. I bought the camera I use based on her recommendation! Coming from the Caribbean where countries such as my birth-land, Guyana, is made up of a vast number of Chinese, it is easy to understand how at home I feel when visiting Rasa Malaysia.

Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname have long been home huge Chinese populations, today, that influence can also be seen in other Caribbean countries such as Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and Dominica etc. Whether you are in any of the aforementioned countries, Turks & Caicos or St. Kitts-Nevis, a dish that gets made weekly either as part of the Sunday-lunch spread, a weekday meal or special occasion is Fried Rice, specifically Chicken Fried Rice. So popular is this dish that I wrote a column discussing the importance of Fried Rice to the Caribbean cuisine, especially in places such as Guyana. You can click here to read the column.

Each country and each household has it’s own recipe of ingredients for Chicken Fried Rice and method of making it. One thing that we call agree on is that it should have a lot of vegetables. The version I present to you today is one made up from different home cooks.

RECIPE HERE: Chicken Fried Rice
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  1. Syrie says:

    What beautiful looking fried rice. It looks like it’s peppered with jewels with all those colors.

  2. I always love when I come across recipes that call for ingredients I’ve never heard of (green seasoning…explanation please?), it always perks me up and inspires me to seek them out. This whole idea of regional varieties of fried rice is wonderful…sort of like paella but much more international!

  3. NYMY says:

    This chicken fried rice looks better than the Chinese version. I love the colorful presentation, it must be the Caribbean influence. :)

  4. Candace says:

    I live in US and constantly run into recipes that require “dark soy sauce”, I have problem finding and understand it, can someone please explain to me what it is?? Is that the thick black sauce??
    What is the “green seasoning” ?? I am interested in making this fried rice, but need to understand and be able to find these items first. Thanks for anyone that can help me with it.

    • from what I know, dark soy sauce is indeed thicker. As for the green seasoning…I know there are recipes online for it, its made up of chives, coriander leaves, fresh thyme, oregano, parsley, and garlic cloves. :)

    • Cynthia says:

      Candace, I’m so glad that you are going to try making this dish. To answer your questions, dark soy sauce refers to the regular soysauce (not lite) and the kecap manis refers to the thick, dark sweet soy sauce.

      Green seasoning is a blended mixture of herbs made into a paste, please see the following link for more details:

    • Candace says:

      Thank you so much, Alisa & Cynthia. Cynthia’s reply not only help me with this one particular recipe, it also helps me with a lot of other recipes. Now just that I learned from you that kecap manis is actually the 黑油 (translate into Black Oil. Its the black thick sauce)

      Thank yall so much again ;)

  5. Miakoda says:

    The colors are so beautiful, so..Caribbean :) I’ve been gazing at the perfectly cooked rice. Looks and sounds tasty!

  6. Sylvia says:

    Huh? MSG? Must I?

  7. This is the most colourful and nutritious fried rice I had ever seen! Simply awesome!

  8. Pat says:

    It was nice to read your guest post here Cynthia. I’d love to learn more about SE Asian cooking so I will place this blog in my favorites. Thanks!

  9. farida says:

    Thank you for featuring Cynthia’s blog and her recipes here. I am an avid reader of Tastes Like Home and I learn so much about Caribbean cuisine from Cynthia. First time on Rasa Malaysia and love it here!

  10. wow, what a lovely presentation and delicious fried rice for sure.

  11. Sharon says:

    Years ago on the island of Antigua, I visited a chinese restaurant (China Gardens) that would forever bar my taste buds from enjoying a typical American chinese buffet. The cooks didn’t even speak english. I have no clue which part of China they originated from, but they served a soup whose deliciousness still haunts me today. It was a clear soup, with some veggies and either shrimp, scallops or chicken maybe. The soup was so clear as to be almost the colour of water, but was so flavourful that I’ve never forgotten it. Does anyone have any idea what I’m talking about? what it’s called? where I can find it? how to make it? anything? They also served prawn crackers, likewise delicious. but which seem to be hard to find in most chinese restaurants I’ve been in. Thanks for reading.

  12. Cynthia- I just made this and it was super delicious. It’s in my recipe box. We loved it.

  13. MaSheddy says:

    I tried this recipe and posted my results on my blog. Thank you again Cynthia for a great recipe.

  14. MaSheddy says:

    I tried this recipe and posted my results on my blog. Thank you again Cynthia for a great recipe.

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  16. john says:

    what is the diference in fried rice that some are light and some are dark

  17. I am soo glad I found your web! You have such great recipes! I really like this chicken fried rice, I’ll make it soon, my boyfriend and I love this type of rice!

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