Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Special "What's Left In The Fridge" Fried Rice

Before going on holiday for a week recently (we went to Ibiza, the weather was good, plenty of wine, a bit of clubbing, thanks for asking!) I had to use up everything left in the fridge. What better way than in a wok, with a special fried rice theme to it. And luckily I had some rice cooked and cooled from the night before too. I have given the ingredients that I used here, but that is just a guideline - you get the idea - just mix up whatever is left in the cupboard, or that you think will go well in the wok.

Ingredients

Rice - cooked and cooled
Onions
Garlic
2 eggs
2 chillies
Carrots
Tomatoes
3 slices turkey
Ratatouille leftovers

Assemble all the ingredients you are going to use. It might look something like this, or it might be a different set of ingredients altogether. You need at least some rice, onions, garlic and chilli and a bit of oil. A bit of meat, some vegetables, and something to add a bit of sauce to it are probably essentials too.


First of all fry up the onions, garlic, chilli and carrots (all finely chopped) in a little oil in a wok. Fry until the onions are softened and translucent.

Chuck in the rice, and stir fry for about 2 minutes or so, keeping it moving all the time.

I had a bit of courgette ratatouille left over in the fridge, so that went into the wok as well.

I scooped the rice off to one side, as shown below, and heated the ratatouille through before mixing it into the rice.


You can see in this picture a handful of cheery tomatoes have been added, along with the chopped up turkey slices.

Next, some eggs. I beat these first, then scooped the rice off to one side to make some room. In with the eggs, and I cooked them like an omelette before breaking it up into little pieces and stirring it through the rest of the rice.



Make sure the whole lot is piping hot before serving immediately.


Oh yes, it is probably not a good idea to re-heat this dish again as the rice has already been re-heated once already. Just eat it all up straight away whilst it is hot!

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2 comments:

Foodycat said...

I've never got that "push the rice to the side and make an omelette" thing right. You make it look very professional.

Ryan said...

I think you need quite a big wok to do that, and mine has a flat bottom to it which helps too!