With a family of 5 there usually aren;t many leftovers, but when there are I really like to use them whenever possible. Today I will show you how to make an easy fried rice which is perfect for leftovers.
Any meats that you may have leftover work perfectly such as chicken, lamb, pork, beef. Just dice it up and throw it in 🙂
If you had bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast and have some leftover, you can use then as well.
Any leftover vegetables can be used such as if you had leftover, peas, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and beans from dinner the night before. Of if you had leftover roast potatoes and pumpkin, dice this up as it works well too!
If you find you have a few different vegetables in the crisper in the fridge that need to be used, dice, slice or grate these to save wasting them.
This is a very versatile meal that can use anything. The only limit is your imigination 🙂
This recipe will serve 6 easily so can be adjusted to your needs.
What You Need:
2 cups of uncooked Rice – if you have leftover rice from last nights dinner this also works 🙂
3 rashers of Bacon – diced
4 eggs – if you have left over scrambled eggs this works well as well 🙂
I cup of diced Chicken if desired – I used leftover roast chicken
Vegetables of your choice – if you have any leftover vegaetables either steamed or roasted these work well
3/4 cup frozen Corn
3/4 cup frozen Peas
1 Carrot – grated
1 Zucchini – grated
Cook the rice, unless you have leftover rice you can use, I like to cook mine until it’s al dente as we prefer a little firmness. Brown the onion in a large frypan or wok with a little olive oil. If using raw chicken, add this now and brown, if not, add the bacon and fry until cooked through. Add the raw vegetables and cook for a few minutes, then add the leftover vegetables and any leftover meat and cook until heated through. Beat the eggs and pour over the mixture in the pan. Once the egg is almost cooked, stir the mixture to break up the egg. Add the rice with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce. Stir and allow to heat through. Serve.