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Beginning in kindergarten, our oldest daughter was in a Mandarin Immersion learning program. Her curriculum included spending half her day with a Mandarin speaking teacher in the teacher’s first year of living in America. She thrived and enjoyed learning the language and culture. By the time she was transitioning to a different science based school in second grade, she could speak Mandarin surprisingly well and identified characters while reading. She could also write numbers through 100 and simple words. Everyday at home she was incorporating the Chinese culture in how she completed her homework along with other parts of her nightly routine. She had many favorite chinese food dishes but frequently asked for Ling Ling Fried Rice and Potstickers. Jump ahead a couple of years and although she’s no longer in the Mandarin Immersion program, she does have a Mandarin class in her weekly schedule. This week her homework from Mandarin class included a food vocabulary sheet, perfect timing with the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday and a great reason to celebrate with a new easy chicken fried rice recipe.
Our daughter certainly doesn’t have the same amount of Mandarin homework now compared to what we saw while she was in the Mandarin Immersion program. However, because she was so used to learning half her day with a Mandarin speaking teacher, she often seeks out her own additional study guides to learn outside of school. Each week she receives a Mandarin homework packet and she generally finishes all the work on the first it comes home with her. This week her homework packet is all about chinese food, a great tie in to a family meal to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Our dinner featuring Ling Ling Potstickers and our chicken fried rice made with Ling Ling Fried Rice Chinese-Style Vegetable was a fun way to get our entire family involved in the homework discussion.
Ling Ling Potstickers are easy to prepare and taste like an authentic Chinese dish made with savory chicken or pork and tender vegetables in a dumpling wrapper. Ling Ling traveled the continent to collect recipes from each region so we can experience the best.
Ling Ling Fried Rice has five unique flavor varieties with authentic Asian inspired recipes from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand. To celebrate Chinese New Year, we are using the Chinese-Style Vegetable variety. Other flavors we’ve tried (and loved!) in our home include Yakitori Chicken and Yakiniku Beef. The authentic Chinese vegetables in the Chinese-Style Vegetable Fried Rice is the perfect foundation for our easy Chicken Fried Rice. The Ling Ling Fried Rice varieties are excellent on their own but also a great beginning to dishes in your kitchen.
Chicken Fried Rice recipe
- prepared Ling Ling Fried Rice Chinese-Style Vegetable
- 1 C shredded chicken
- 4 TBSP soy sauce
After preparing the fried rice according to package instructions (heat oil, add package contents, cover and stir), stir in shredded chicken and soy sauce.
Enjoy the chicken fried rice and potstickers for a family meal and if you have a little one in a Mandarin Immersion learning program like us, learn Chinese food vocabulary together while celebrating with your Chinese New Year meal!
Later this week we’ll also be doing a craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Ling Ling Fried Rice and Potstickers will be making another appearance on our dinner table and our family couldn’t be more excited to celebrate with their favorite Chinese holiday inspired meal. How do you celebrate Chinese New Year in your home?
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16 thoughts on “Chicken Fried Rice Recipe | Chinese New Year”
Now that looks delicious! This is definitely something I can easily do on a weeknight when we are busy running around. This would be a great meal that would fill our bellies quickly and delicious!
That looks really tasty. I love semi-homemade recipes like this. I can whip up something tasty for the fam, and it won’t take me all night.
You had me at fried rice! My family loves this kind of stuff, I need to try this recipe out.
I am definitely going to have to give this a try myself, I really do love rice at the moment and hey who doesn’t love a bit of chicken to add some flavour.
I’m a huge fan of fried rice but it gets expensive to get carry out. This looks amazing and I’m sure the entire family would love it.
I think that is so neat to be in an immersion program like that. I’ve wanted to get my kids into spanish speaking immersion programs. The school my kids are on a wait list for teaches spanish all the way from Kinder through 8th grade. We’ll see if they get in. Anyway, exciting that you found a recipe that speaks to her!
I love fried rice! This recipe looks really good! I love how you made it and can’t wait to make this soon.
I love Chicken Fried rice! It is definitely comfort food in my house!! This looks like a delicious recipe.
Fried rice is a favorite with my husband and myself. I always am looking for a good recipe to use because the local places always seems so dry. Thank you for posting such a great and easy looking recipe.
What a wonderful opportunity for Gabie! My grandsons are 1/4 Chinese so we always celebrate the Chinese New Year with them. They all three love fried rice and this preparation couldn’t be easier!
This looks so good! I’m not a meat eater so I will have to make it without the chicken.
Oh yum! That really sounds delicious! My family LOVES fried rice. And this looks so simple!
Anything with rice is always a hit over here. That’s how much we love rice. 🙂 Your recipe looks delicious!
Rice dishes are very popular in my house and I am always looking for new recipes. Thanks !
Chicken fried rice sounds so good right now. I’m going to have to check this out.
Yum! This looks so good. I love how you themed it with the homework.