This delicious home made fried rice is a great alternative to buying takeout. You get the comfort of knowing exactly what is in your meal and you pay much less when you are feeding more than 1 person. It’s versatile enough that you can add ingredients that you like and remove the ones you don’t.
For the chicken I use a chicken breast boiled and shredded but you can also buy a pre-cooked roast chicken from whichever store you shop at. I also add prawns and if they aren’t available, I substitute using canned baby prawns from my local supermarket.
The other ingredients are common household ingredients. This recipe makes a lot of rice (because I cook for 5 or more people) but the left overs can be frozen.
I do not add any extra oil to the recipe for frying as I get plenty of oil from the bacon but if you find you don’t have enough oil you can add a teaspoon of olive oil (or whatever oil you prefer).
- 500g Rice
- 1 Red Capsicum – Thinly Sliced
- Salt to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
- 1 Cup of Green Peas.
- Shredded Chicken
- 250g Bacon – Thinly Sliced.
- 6 Eggs.
- Bean Shoots.
- Cooked Prawns – Shelled & Deveined.
- Half a cup of spring onions.
- Soy Sauce to taste.
- Cook rice until soft. Rinse under cold water to stop the rice from further cooking.
- Cook eggs in a pan. I simply break the eggs in to the pan and stir until cooked. I make sure the egg is broken up into smaller chunks.
- In a frying pan on medium heat, add bacon, spring onions, and peas and cook.
- Add rice and stir through.
- Add chicken, capsicum, eggs, and stir through.
- Add prawns and cook until heated.
- Add bean shoots. I use an entire bag purchased from my local supermarket but you can add them to your own preference.
- Add salt & pepper to taste.
- Add soy sauce to taste. I use approximately 40mls.
If you have any questions while making this recipe (or even if you’ve just tried the recipe and loved/hated it) please don’t hesitate to comment.