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Egg fried rice

Published: March 23, 2022 at 4:08 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Stir-fry mixed vegetables with rice and soy sauce for an inexpensive, yet wholesome and delicious one-dish meal

  • Vegetarian
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Try our egg-fried rice recipe then check out our healthy fried rice, healthy egg fried rice, chicken fried rice and special fried rice.

Ingredients

  • 500g white rice
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  •  2 tbsp of grated ginger
  •  250g frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

Method

  • STEP 1

    Bring 2 litres of water to boil, add the rice, stir gently and cook for 10 minutes on high heat and drain into a colander.

  • STEP 2

    Spread the cooked rice on a large baking tray and allow to cool (fork gently every 2-3 minutes) . Heat 50ml of oil in a large wok, break two eggs and stir quickly to scramble.

  • STEP 3

    Add half the chopped onion, 1 tbsp of ginger, 1 tsp ground pepper and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  • STEP 4

    Add half the frozen mixed vegetables and fry for a further 5 minutes, stirring well.

  • STEP 5

    Throw in half the cooled rice and mix gently (or toss) for a further 5 minutes until the rice has heated through.

  • STEP 6

    Drizzle half tbsp of dark soy sauce and stir gently, check seasoning and add a pinch or two of salt, if required

  • STEP 7

    Rinse the wok and repeat the process with the other half of the ingredients

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