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STEP 1: CHOOSE A BASE GRAIN

The gold standard here is leftover white rice from the night before. But if you don't have any leftovers, cook up a fresh batch too. If you have no rice at home, you can also use:

Brown Rice, quinoa, barley, farro, bulgar wheat

STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR VEG

You can really use any type of veg here. This is why fried rice is a fantastic dish for clearing out your fridge. Here are some of our favourite combinations:

  • Capsicum + Mushroom + Spring Onion + Asparagus
  • Cabbage + Sweetcorn + Broccoli + Spinach
  • Bok Choy + Carrots + Zucchini + Capsicum

Top tip: we think ginger and garlic should be added to all fried rice!1

STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR PROTEIN

Protein or not to protein, that is the question! Protein doesn't always have to be meat. Here are some ideas:

Tofu, tempeh, eggs, peanuts, cashew nuts, legumes such as beans or chickpeas or your choice of meat (chicken, beef, pork, seafood).

STEP 4: SPICES, SAUCES & HERBS

Here's your chance to experiment. Fried rice is generally made with soy sauce and oyster sauce, but you can chop and change based on what's in the cupboard. Here are a few things that we are adding in moderation:

Chilli flakes, pinch of curry powder, ginger, cumin (for a more Mexican style), turmeric, coriander, spring onions, basil, Thai basil, or parsley.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups cold left-over cooked rice.
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ capsicum
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Bok choy
  • 3 spring onions
  • 3 eggs or you can substitute eggs for silken tofu & add a touch of black salt to give you that eggy flavour.
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 table spoon toasted sesame seeds

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Dice the onions, carrots, capsicum.
  2. Crush the garlic.
  3. Finely Slice the spring onions & bok choy.
  4. Beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Heat a large frying pan to medium heat with the oil. Add the onions, garlic, carrots, and capsicum, and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the rice sauté for a further 3 minutes.
  6. Move the rice to one side to create space for the egg to cook. Move the rice to one side. Pour in the beaten egg, stir to scramble & cook. Mix the eggs through the rice. Add the boy choy and spring onions.
  7. Add the soy sauce and mix through. Soy sauce is salty, so you may not need salt. Serve with toasted sesame seeds on top.
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Clean Out The Fridge Fried Rice

Fried rice is the best dish to use up any leftovers you have lying around or the odd bit of veg at the back of the fridge. This is our fried rice guide!
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