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Speedy Fried Rice

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A friend told me that every family should have a list of 20 recipes they make often. The ones you put on rotation and don’t even have to think about making. She has hers in a spreadsheet {man, I hope her organisational skills are contagious, because I NEED what she’s got} and when she plans out her week she picks from that list. Once a week or fortnight she’ll making something new or different.

Today I bring you Speedy Fried Rice. Honestly, I’m eating this as I type {yep, I think a grain of rice slipped under the F key} and I’ve pretty much blown myself away. So much flavour, and I didn’t even crack a sweat while cooking. It’s officially going on my list of 20 dinners. It’s the only dinner I currently have on that list, but hey… it’s a start, right?

I’ve made this a few times and it’s so good and easy. Luella ate THREE bowls full. The kid can eat, and she ate this like it was going out of fashion.

I wanted to tell her, “Honey. Slow down. It’s ON THE LIST. You’re going to be eating it all the time until you’re 18!” But hey, she’d just laugh at me and keep shoveling that stuff in.




1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 eggs, lightly beaten
100g bacon, chopped
1 cup pumpkin, grated
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup snow peas, chopped
2 x 250 packets Jasmine Microwave Rice – you don’t need to cook it {or cold rice from the night before}
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons coriander, chopped
4 shallots, sliced {green parts only}


♥ Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a wok or large deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour in egg and cook. Swirl the pan so the egg covers the base and cooks evenly. Roughly break up the egg into small bite-size pieces, or if you like… remove and slice with a knife.
♥ Heat the remaining oil in the wok. Cook the bacon for 4 minutes, or until it’s starting to colour. Add the pumpkin, snow peas and peas and stir-fry for 1 min.
♥ Open the rice packets and add the rice to wok and stir-fry for 1 min to separate grains. Add soy sauce and stir fry until heated through. Top with coriander and shallots. Serve straight away.

NOTE: If your kids don’t dig green things, leave the coriander and shallots off for them, and add them for the adults. Recipe adapted from this recipe on

 What meals would be on your list? Let me steal ideas from you! Please.