No 69 - "Clean The Fridge" Special Fried Rice

  • Rice
  • Prawns
  • Turkey Ham
  • Eggs
  • Soy Sauce
  • Frozen Peas
  • Onion

Do you ever have that moment where you look into the fridge and even though there are a load of ingredients you just don’t have a clue what to make? Well the good news is that there is a solution with the incredible discovery that fried rice is essentially gorgeous no matter what you chuck into it! I’ve lived off this recipe for years and not only is it super healthy but it also always tastes bloody amazing!


Step 1

With the exception of the prawns, the chances are you have all this laying around in cupboards or the back of the fridge. You can pretty much throw anything in as well, including meat and veg.

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Step 2

The key with cooking good rice is to strain it off in advance. I'm using wholegrain rice as I'm being a health freak at the moment, but any will do. Basmati is easiest.

Step 3

Once the rice is drained cover it with water. I like to have about half an inch covering it.

Step 4

The key now is to bring the rice up to a boil on full heat. No lid.

Step 5

While that is boiling chop up the turkey ham and the onion into little pieces.

Step 6

When the rice comes to a boil turn the heat right down to a minimum and cover it with a lid, but allow the steam to come out the side. Most people don't cook rice properly so this is a really key step!

Step 7

Crack a couple of eggs into a bowl. Don't need to be a genius for that step!

Step 8

Lash the wok onto a good high heat. When it is smoking hot lash in a tiny bit of oil and chuck in the eggs.

Step 9

We need to get it to somewhere between an omelette and scrambled eggs.

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Step 10

Take the egg off the heat when it is all smashed into little pieces.

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Step 11

Chop the prawns into smaller pieces if you need to. That should be all your prep done now and all the hard work over with. Cooking time!

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Step 12

Put the wok onto a high heat. Throw in some oil and when it heats up lash the onion, turkey ham and prawns in.

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Step 13

After about 2 minutes of cooking chuck in the frozen peas. Doesn't matter if they come straight from the freezer.

Step 14

After another 30 seconds lash in the egg. All this should be moving at all times as it could get stuck to the bottom if you don't.

Step 15

Strain off the rice (which should be nice and fluffy) and lash it in.

Step 16

Now this is fried rice. The clue is in the name. It gets that unique lovely taste by frying it for about 2-3 minutes. Keep it moving though as the stuff will defo stick if you don't.

Step 17

Lash in a good glug of soy sauce. Don't be shy

Step 18

Keep it moving until the rice is all covered in the Soy.

Step 19

And there you go!

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Once you try this recipe and learn the basic principle behind it you are never going to look back. You can mix up the ingredients with different meat, veg or herbs and make it your own. You’ll never walk to the fridge and get that sinking feeling again because you’ll have this amazing recipe up your sleeve. BOOM.

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.