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Spicy Fried Rice with Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage

A delicious one pot fried rice dish.

  • Author: Sharila
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Weeknight
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American Fusion

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 maggi cube
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces beef kielbasa, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of jasmine rice, cooked and chilled (preferably overnight)
  • 3 tbsp shito (see note 1)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 5 okra pods, sliced vertically
  • 1/2 pound of shrimp, cleaned and peeled
  • 1/2 tsp adobo powder
  • 1 pineapple, halved with flesh removed
  • 1 lime
  • Fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Season chicken with salt, pepper, maggi and 2 tsp each garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, ginger, and thyme. Toss with olive oil to coat.
  3. Heat pan over medium high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and put it in the oven. Bake it until nearly done, about 15 minutes. See note 2.
  5. Meanwhile, sauté the kielbasa in the pan and remove once browned. See note 3.
  6. Sauté the onion, ginger, scotch bonnet pepper for a few minutes, then add the garlic.
  7. Move the vegetables to the side of the pan and crack the eggs on the other side. Season with salt and pepper and scramble them.
  8. Remove the chicken from the oven, chop it roughly, and add it to the pan along with the sausage.
  9. Add the rice to the pan. Season with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, ginger, and thyme.
  10. Allow the rice to sit untouched for a moment so that the grains can begin to toast. From time to time, gently toss the rice.
  11. Stir in the shito and soy sauce. Allow the rice to continue to toast and all of the flavors to meld.
  12. Meanwhile, season the shrimp with 1/2 tsp each adobo powder, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, ginger, and thyme.
  13. Once the rice is almost done, add the okra and shrimp into the pan.
  14. Scoop the rice into the pineapple boat. Garnish with lime zest, lime, and parsley.

Notes

  1. You can find shito in West African grocery stores.
  2. Keep an eye on the chicken. It will blacken from the spice mix, but you don’t want it to burn.
  3. Be careful with how much salt you add to this dish while cooking, because the sausage is quite salty. You can always add more salt at the end!

Keywords: fried rice, one pot meal, weeknight, fusion