My diet when I was younger consisted of chicken, chicken, and more chicken. I would occasionally eat pork or steak but that was a rare occasion. When I first started eating Chinese food I played it safe and ordered something with chicken in it. I had no idea what General Tso’s Chicken was but it sounded tasty so I tried it. My first experience eating Chinese food also included a small side of pork fried rice. I’ve had almost every variation of Chinese food since that point but still find General Tso’s to be one of my favorite dishes. Regardless of what chicken dish I order I always get a side of fried rice to go with it.
Making fried rice at home is incredibly easy. I wanted to make a healthy version of fried rice using quinoa and extra vegetables. Quinoa adds extra protein and is healthier than rice. This recipe can easily be adapted to add in pork but it is quite tasty on its own.
Next on my to-do list is to perfect a General Tso’s Chicken recipe. I’ve played around with a slow cooker version but it’s not quite ready for publication. For now, enjoy this tasty side dish!
Adapted from All Recipes: Pork Fried Rice