Easy Peasy Fried Rice
This is THE dish. Quick, easy, you can chuck in whatever veggies and fillers you fancy or have at home and it is full of flavour! When I make this i use frozen pre chopped onion (I batch make and freeze my own but the ones down the freezer isle are the same) and frozen peas and carrots. Its the BEST shortcut and saves all of the faff but written below I've put measurements for using fresh. I often throw in leftover roast chicken and some chopped bacon, tofu also works well! This feeds 4 3 tablespoons butter 4 eggs, whisked 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots chopped 1 teaspoon minced ginger 3 cloves garlic minced (or a good squirt of pre minced garlic) 1 mug full of frozen peas 1 small tin of sweetcorn - drained salt and black pepper 450g of cooked and cooled white rice - this is approx. 150g dried uncooked rice 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce 3 teaspoons sesame oil sesame seeds to garnish Optional additions Leftover chopped roast chicken 5-6 slices of bacon chopped 1 - Heat a tablespoon of butter in a pan and add the eggs, stir until lightly scrambled and then pp them in a bowl to the side till needed later on 2 - Add the rest of the butter to the pan and fry the onion and carrots, garlic and ginger for 3-4 minutes till starting to brown 3 - Add in the bacon and chicken if using, along with the frozen peas and sweetcorn and season well, stir and cook through for 4-5 minutes. 4 - Finally add the rice, along with the soy sauce and sesame oil and fry for a few minutes on high stirring occasionally - just so the rice starts to catch the pan - give it a try - if you think it needs more salt, pepper, soy or sesame oil to suit your tastes then just keep going till you have the flavour you want! 5 - Finally add in the eggs and stir till everything is combined, top with some sesame seeds and enjoy! Dont eat meat - this is great with tofu too, and its delicious with prawns for any pescis out there! Just add them at the same time as the peas! Want more veggies - pop in some cut broccoli, peppers, green beans, sugar snaps or baby corn - all are delicious and are a great ay to pack in extra goodness! Dont have time to pre cook rice - just use pre cooked packet rice - it'll be absolutely fine and its great if you've got a packed day - no shame here Want to be extra healthy - Go for brown rice - its got a great additional bite to it! Fancy a kick - add in a whole chilli along with the garlic and ginger - go as hot and spicy as you like! Enjoy!