Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Curried Fried Rice

Ok so this recipe may sound a bit odd at first, but if you are a fan of any of the chinese fried rice dishes and you like curries you are going to love this. This one was made last night by my Mum, its one of our family favourites and takes 10 minutes to make from start to finish. Ideal when you have other things that need doing, like revision or reading a book you just got really into. 

Another great thing about this recipe is that it allows you to use up and meat you have left in the house. Yesterday ours was sausages but you can use literally any thing, or you can omit the meat for a vegetarian option.

What you'll need to make this for two:
  • 1/2 an Onion (finely sliced);
  • Meat of your choice (enough for two), last night we used 4 sausages but 3 would have been enough;
  • Rice (I'll let you decided how hungry you are);
  • 1 handful of Peas;
  • 1 handful of Sweetcorn;
  • 1 (very heaped) tbsp of curry paste of your choice (make sure its a paste not a sauce), I used:
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sugar;
  • 1/2 tsp Salt; and
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder (although be careful with this if you have used a very spicy curry paste).

Here is the very easy steps:

1.   Put your rice on to cook in a separate saucepan, the general rule for rice is that it takes 10 minutes to cook when covered with boiling water.

2.   Pop your meat into a frying pan and cook until almost done.

3.   Add the onions and continue cooking on a medium heat until softened (don't forget to check the rice). 

4.   When the onions are starting to brown add in the peas and sweetcorn (if you are using frozen ones, it is fine to add them in straight out of the freezer). Continue cooking for 2 more minutes.

5.   Add the curry paste, sugar, salt, and chilli powder and stir to coat all of the contents of the pan. 

6.  Your rice should be done by now so drain it off and chuck it into the frying pan and stir on the heat until the rice is coated in the curry paste as well.

6.   Enjoy your meal :) For this one I recommend an ice cold beer.

If you do try this, let me know what you think.