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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.

INGREDIENTS

STEP-BY-STEP-GUIDE

BOIL THE RICE

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

PREPARE THE VEGGIES

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

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

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

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!

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