Super tasty fried rice with chicken, egg, peas, carrots and soy sauce. Just like the iconic snack from Yak & Yeti in Animal Kingdom – get your Disney fix at home!
Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes
Okay, okay, I feel like I say this at the start of every recipe post but seriously, Yak and Yeti is one of my favourite Quick Service locations in WDW. Every time I go to Animal Kingdom it is such a tough choice between eating here or Flame Tree Barbecue (most of the time we end up at both…)
Chicken Fried Rice is always, always my lunch order at Yak & Yeti. I’ve never even tried any of the curry or sandwiches the menu offers, though I’ve heard so many excellent reviews. You can order it as a snack credit and it comes in a cute wee orange takeaway style box.
It’s always our family tradition to enjoy lunch at Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafes on our first visit to Animal Kingdom each trip. Everyone orders their own chicken fried rice box plus some french fries and egg rolls to share. It’s something I really look forward to every time, I only wish they could improve the seating area a little bit!
Chicken Fried Rice
This recipe for Chicken Fried Rice is really easy to make. And if you already have cooked rice and chicken to hand then it takes minutes to prepare and only requires one wok or large frying pan.
For this recipe, I’m using peas and carrots but you can quite literally use any vegetables you like. This is actually the perfect recipe for using up whatever leftover veggies you have in the fridge or freezer. I’ve added in everything from broccoli, green peas, diced peppers to frozen sweetcorn and edamame beans.
The sauce is a really simple 50/50 mix of Light and Dark Soy Sauce. If you only have all-purpose soy sauce to hand (meaning it is not labelled either light or dark) then you can substitute that entirely. Whatever you do, please DO NOT use only LIGHT or DARK soy sauce alone in the full amount of 4 tablespoons. Dark soy sauce will be way too intense and light soy sauce will be way too salty. If you only have one or the other, I recommend to only use half the amount in the recipe (2 tablespoons) to start then add more to taste when serving.
Yes, this is a great basic fried rice recipe which you can customise so many different ways. I love to use leftover cooked salmon or beef or some cooked prawns/shrimp. You can even omit the meat entirely and add an extra egg to keep it vegetarian.
Yes! As above, use this recipe as a base for your faves or whatever you have. I love mushroom, broccoli, peppers and edamame. Sweetcorn, green beans and beansprouts work really well too.
Yes – if you don’t have cooked rice to hand/don’t fancy cooking rice then you can use 2 pouches of microwave rice for this recipe, no need to cook beforehand.
I typically use Basmati rice, but any medium to long grain rice works well. You can also use Brown Rice.
I hope this recipe helps you bring a little Disney Magic home with you! Please leave me a comment if you try it, or tag me on Instagram @magicaleats_ – I would love to see your photos!
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Other recipes I think you will LOVE:
- Loaded Buffalo Chicken Chips with Blue Cheese Dressing
- No Bake Mango Pie with Shortbread Crust – Yak and Yeti Inspired
- Baked Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork – Flame Tree BBQ Style
Chicken Fried Rice- Yak & Yeti Style
- Wok or Large Frying Pan
- 1 cup Shredded Cooked Chicken 150g/About 1 cooked chicken breast
- 2 cups Cooked Rice – white or brown, basmati or long grain 400g
- 3 Eggs
- 1 cup Frozen Peas, no need to defrost 150g
- 1 cup Diced Carrot 150g
- 1 medium White onion, diced
- 1 bunch Spring Onions/Scallions Finely sliced and separated into white and green parts
- 1 tbsp sesame or vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce See notes regarding soy sauce substitutes
- Pinch Ground White Pepper
- Heat the oil in a large wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and white parts of the spring onion and cook until starting to soften, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the diced carrots and peas and cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes.
- Season with a pinch of ground white pepper (you can add salt if you wish, but I tend to avoid it as the soy sauce is very salty) then add in the cooked chicken and rice.
- Cook, stirring regularly, for 3-4 minutes to heat through the rice. Make sure you break up any clumps of rice and that the ingredients are equally distributed.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl or jug and lightly whisk. Push the contents of the wok to one side and pour the eggs into the empty space.
- Quickly mix the eggs together with your spoon or spatula as they cook to create a scramble, then mix together with the rice, chicken and vegetables.
- Mix the two types of soy sauce together in a small cup or bowl, then pour over the rice mix and stir together so everything is coated in sauce and turns a light caramel colour.
- Season to taste with more white pepper and salt if desired.
- Serve garnished with the green parts of the spring onions and enjoy!