These past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Mikey and I are working on a few new and exciting things, I’m working on graduating this summer (just 65 days left, but who’s counting?) and we’re planning a little getaway to Vero Beach for Mikey’s 29th birthday! The days are flying by as they do every summer. I haven’t been posting as often as I’d like, but I’m so looking forward to being done with school to dedicate more time to this. :)
One of my favorite things about summer is quick and easy dishes that can be made in no time after enjoying some fun activities. I want to have meals that can be thrown together in under 30 minutes so we can spend all our time enjoying the weather and doing fun things. One of our newfound favorite recipes for this is Chicken Fried Rice. If you have the rice cooked ahead of time, it literally takes about 15 minutes to cook up this deliciously filling, one pot meal.
I make this recipe with chicken most often because that is what I usually have on hand. However, Mikey loves shrimp, so I’ll switch it up every now and then and serve it with that instead. You really can use any protein you want (or none at all!). Sometimes I make the fried rice with no protein at all and just wait until the moment to serve to decide what we want it with. Or maybe one night we’ll have it with shrimp and the next night we’ll eat the leftovers with chicken. The options are endless. ;)
I also made a shrimp sauce to go with it, but I love this sauce with any protein. haha Just make this sauce beforehand and leave it in the fridge until ready to eat. This recipe is perfect for a quick summer dinner and sure to become a family favorite. Give it a try and let me know what you think! :)
For another delicious rice recipe, check out THIS post!