Recipe: Special Fried Rice


This is always a common and popular choice when ordering from a chinese menu... we thought we'd share our version of this favourite that you can recreate at home.


  • 100 g plain white rice
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 handful button mushrooms
  • 2 slices smoked bacon
  • 1 handful frozen prawns, thawed
  • 1 handful frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 shot stir-fry oil
  • 1 splash soy sauce
  • 1 drizzle sesame oil
Boil the rice

Step 1

Boil The Rice

Boil the rice in salted water until just cooked, then drain, rinse in cold water and immediately cool.

prepare the veggies

Step 2

Prepare The Veggies

Peel and slice the onion, then crush the garlic. Slice the pepper, mushrooms and bacon.

slice up the omelette

Step 3

Slice Up The Omelette

Beat the eggs in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and tip into a hot frying pan with a dash of oil to make an omelette. Tip the omelette out onto a chopping board, roll into a cigar shape and hack up.

fry the veg & prawns

Step 4

Fry The Veg & Prawns

Fry the onion, garlic and bacon in a large, very hot pan until they start to colour. Add the mushrooms, pepper and fry for another 2 minutes. Tip in the peas and prawns, mix well, heat through and then empty everything in the pan into a bowl for a moment.

fry the rice

Step 5

Fry The Rice

Add a dash more oil to the now empty pan or wok and add the rice. Fry until hot through, stirring all the time, before adding the egg and all the other bits.

serve up!

Step 6

Serve Up!

Season with soy sauce, a drizzle of sesame oil and serve immediately. Serves 2

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