This super flavorful restaurant-quality duck fried rice is a must-try! Tender duck breast meat paired with rice, sautéed vegetables, all seasoned with a delicious sesame soy butter mix. Better than take-out, and quick and easy to make!
🍚 What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Duck fried rice is a super fun restaurant-quality meal easy to cook up in the comfort of your own kitchen! Using a wok, you’ll start by cooking diced duck breast, then combining it with veggies, scrambled eggs and rice. Buttery and well-seasoned with sesame oil and soy sauce, this dish is absolutely delicious. And if you don’t have a wok, don’t worry, a regular skillet will work fine too.
- This recipe is surprisingly super easy to make! Duck sounds more complicated that it actually is. This fried rice is all whipped up in one single skillet, and ready to eat in barely 30 minutes!
👩🏼🍳 Chef’s Tips
- To get the best fried rice texture, it’s important to use rice that has cooled down completely, instead of freshly cooked rice. That’s why leftover rice is always a good option. If you add warm rice you just cooked, your fried rice could get a little mushy. Cook the rice first, from start to finish, before starting with the recipe, so by the time you incorporate it in the dish, it’s cool to the touch.
- Try to dice the duck breast in bite size pieces that are fairly the same size. This will ensure that the meat cooks evenly at the same pace. Also, before dicing the duck, I’d recommend carefully trimming off the thick layer of fat that could be on top on of the meat. While the fat cap is great in slow cooked duck dishes, it won’t have time to fully render in this recipe.
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- Beef Pad Thai
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For the Duck Fried Rice
- 1 ½ teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 cup diced duck breast
- 5 tablespoons soy sauce divided
- 4 tablespoons butter divided
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- ½ cup diced white onion
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 large eggs
- 4 cups cooked white rice completely cooled
Suggested Toppings (All Optional)
- sesame seeds
- sliced green onions
- large wok or large skillet
- Silicone spatula or wooden spoon
- Internal meat thermometer
- Heat large wok over medium-high heat. When wok is warm, add sesame oil and swirl pan to coat bottom with oil. Continue warming wok until oil is hot and shimmery.
- When oil is hot, add diced duck breast to wok and cook 2 minutes without stirring.
- After 2 minutes, add 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon butter, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Stir well to incorporate ingredients. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until duck breast is cooked through, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Note: internal temperature of duck breast should read approximately 130° Fahrenheit according to meat thermometer.
- Add diced onion and frozen vegetables to wok. Sauté vegetables, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, approximately 3 minutes.
- Once onions have softened, push duck breast and vegetables to side or outer edges of wok. Crack eggs directly into empty space in wok and scramble eggs with spatula until eggs are fully cooked.
- Once eggs are scrambled and cooked through, add cooked rice and 3 tablespoons butter to wok. Stir and fold ingredients until fully incorporated, cooking approximately 5 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent sticking or burning.
- Add remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce to wok. Stir to incorporate, then allow fried rice mixture to cook approximately 1 minute or until rice is heated through. Stir as needed.
- Once rice is ready, divide mixture evenly between serving bowls. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions if desired, and serve warm.
- Make it Gluten Free: Use lite Tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
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