Special Fried Rice

This is one of those “chuck it all in” sorts of recipes. I started making it at lunch times as a sandwich alternative – which I can do at the moment because I’m at home all day every day – but I have also sent it in cold for my husband’s lunch and there haven’t been any complaints. Yet. You could also prepare this for an evening takeaway-style meal with other dishes of the Orient.

Here is the method (to my madness).


  • 4 cups of rice
  • a pepper
  • a handful of frozen peas
  • a couple of spring onions, chopped
  • soy sauce
  • an egg
  • leftover chicken or sandwich meats like ham, turkey etc
  • mushrooms, chopped
  • a pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • anything else you have in the fridge you think will work – prawns

Serves 4 

Syns per serving: 0


Cook the rice as per the packet instructions. I tend to do mine using a rice cooker because there is less chance of me ballsing it up.

Using a wok, fry the mushrooms, peppers, peas, meat and spring onions (and anything else you have found in the dark corners of your fridge) for a few minutes. Make sure poultry is thoroughly heated through before eating it.

Add the cooked rice to the pan, with a pinch of chilli flakes and a glug of soy sauce. Crack an egg into the pan and quickly mix it all up. Keep stirring over a high heat for two minutes then divide into bowls and serve.

I like to serve this up in a set of oriental bowls with chop sticks I received for Christmas many moons ago; it makes it all seem a bit more exotic. But this is not vital. Alternatively, if you would like a takeaway feel, bring the dish to the table in small plastic containers and a carrier bag – for some reason this seems to make it more appealing to the kids.


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