I started making fried rice as a quick and nourishing post partum meal and it’s stuck around.
It’s quick easy nutritious and delicious. Also plenty of opportunity for children to be involved with preparing various vegetables, cutting meat and cracking and whipping eggs! My 3 year old loves this. She won’t eat plain rice at the moment but always eats fried rice. She also enjoys cutting everything up!
- Bacon (as much as you like! Or sausage or chorizo)
- garlic cloves
- Thumb sized piece of ginger
- 4x eggs
- 2 cups of jasmine rice
- Sesame oil or olive oil
Precook jasmine rice and allow to cool.
Add sesame oil or olive oil to pan.
Chop up bacon and sauté for a few minutes.
Mince the garlic cloves and ginger and add to the pan until fragrant.
Mix in the vegetables and allow to cook for a few minutes before introducing the rice.
Add the rice and mix thoroughly before spreading the rice out and pressing it slightly into the pan. Leave for some minutes you want the rice to crisp up on the bottom. If it’s getting too dry or sticking add some more oil.
Then stir again and repeat process of pressing rice into the pan so that it gets all nice and crispy!
Whisk the eggs and mix it in and allow it to cook for a few more minutes.
Serve with fresh coriander (or cilantro for my American friends) spring onions and favorite Asian condiments.