A quick and easy one pot rice recipe is the Fried Rice. I picked up this recipe from my sis-in-law back then when I used to visit them in a countryside. This is almost exactly her recipe.
It is a great way to use left over rice or prepare it quickly for many servings.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes (plus cooking rice 20 mins)
Oil – Vegetable/Olive
Green bell pepper – 1
Red bell pepper – 1
Green beans – 1/2 cup
Carrots – 1/2 cup
For the rice:
Cooked rice – 1 cup, (I used freshly cooked rice, you can also use left-over rice)
Ground black pepper – 1 tsp
Sweet chili sauce – 2 tbsp
Chicken stock – 1 cube, mixed in warm water
Spring onion – 1/2 cup, chopped
Prawns – 1 cup, whole or halved (I cut them into halves)
pepper powder – pinch (for prawn)
Red chili powder – pinch (for prawn)
Egg – 2, lightly beaten with addition of a pinch of salt
1. Cut the ingredients into uniform size for an easy stir-fry. Set them aside.
2. Heat a wok or deep pan with 1 tsp of oil.Swirl the pan to coat the pan evenly. To determine the wok is hot enough flick droplets of water, they will evaporate in a matter of seconds (make sure not to overheat). Now, its ready to stir-fry the ingredients.
3. Stir Fry:
Add the beaten eggs, stir-fry and scramble using a wooden spatula for 1- 2 minutes. Transfer it on a large plate.
Then add the carrots and green beans. Fry till tender crisp, for couple of minutes (I fried this separately as it takes longer time to be crispy-tender). Transfer into the same plate containing eggs.
Then, stir-fry peppers until tender crisp. Transfer to the plate.
Do the same for prawns, add 1/4 tsp salt, pepper powder, red chili powder, stir-fry on high till it turns slightly brown. Set it aside in the plate.
4. Heat the wok with 1 tbsp oil, set it on low heat. Add a little portion of the above stir-fry mixture and a slight portion of cooked rice, 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce, add half of the stock . Mix lightly.
Then with rest of stir-fried mixture, rest of the rice add remaining stock . Mix to combine everything.
Garnish with spring onion.
5. Serve hot. Can be served with sweet chili sauce.
*For left over cold rice, add 1 tbsp oil, stir through to split the rice grains for a couple of minutes until heated. Add the stir-fried mixture and follow the steps as mentioned ion step 4.
*If you do not have let over rice. Prepare an hour in advance and spread it over a pan or refrigerate to cool faster.