Love the Special Fried Rice you get from the Chinese takeaway? Well now you can make your own at home with my easy peasy recipe! Ready in under 20 minutes, it’s perfect for those busy weeknights. It’s also a great way to clear out your fridge and use up leftovers! (Serves 4-6, depending on appetites and accompaniments)
Heat a large frying pan or wok over a fairly high heat for 1 minute. Add the lardons and stir-fry for 2 minutes, until nicely browned.
Add the cooked rice (See Note 2) and shredded chicken, and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Make a well (hole) in the centre of the rice/chicken and tip in the beaten eggs. Leave for 45 seconds and then stir the part-cooked eggs into the rice.
Add the frozen peas and cooked prawns and continue frying for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the peas and prawns are cooked through, and you start to get some nice crispy brown bits.
Add the soy sauce, sesame oil and half the spring onions. Fry for 1 more minute.
Serve scattered with the remaining spring onions and fresh coriander. Put the bottles of soy sauce and sesame oil on the table for everyone to help themselves to extra, if needed.
I use pouches of microwave rice to speed up the cooking process and make this recipe even simpler. But, if you prefer, you can use ordinary uncooked long grain white rice instead. You will need to use approximately 250g uncooked rice. Cook according to packet instructions then cool the hot rice in a sieve under cold water until it’s properly cold, and drain thoroughly.
TOP TIP: break up the microwave rice by massaging it while it is still in the closed packet. This will ensure the cooked rice is beautifully separated and not in one big clump!
Not suitable for freezing.
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.