This is for my lovely friend Diane over at Photographs and Recipes. 😀
This is my base recipe for fried rice which I throw all different types of rice at, even pasta rice – love versatile recipes that take so well to varying ingredients. Very rarely I will add an egg to the mixture but don’t find it adds that much to the dish and occasionally will add fresh chilli, corn, chives, parsley and anything else I have taking up space in the fridge.
Half an onion chopped
Half a red (capsicum) pepper diced
8 white button mushrooms sliced
3 cups cook rice of choice – I used basmati
Handful frozen baby peas
Salt and pepper to taste
- Fry the onion and pepper in a good glug of olive oil. Once the onions and peppers have started to soften add the mushrooms and fry until tender.
- Add the rice and stir fry until warmed through.
- Add the peas and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Love fried rice and it’s such a good way of not w0asting food! Don’t think we have pasta rice here, but we can get it in the UK…this is a good idea for the end of this week when I need to leave the fridge empty! Have a lovely day Mandy….
I bet you will find wonderful treasures in your fridge to add to some fried rice Tanya. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Homely and so delicious!
Always a hit with everybody too. Have a super day Angie. 🙂 xo
I’ve only made fried rice once, and that was with egg 🙂
The egg does make it look nice with yellow ribbons in an amongst all the other ingredients. Have a lovely day Tandy. 🙂 xo
I always joke that fried rice was created to clean out the fridge.
Eggs are added for protein (so are bits of meat/poultry/seafood) making this a one pot complete meal.
I love the idea of adding other proteins to make it a one pot meal Norma. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
This is the perfect summer lunch for me Mandy. I’m always desperate for ideas for that, so I’m really appreciative that you posted this for me 🙂 Your pictures are fabulous!
I am so pleased this is inspiring for you Sarah. Thank you too for your lovely compliment. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
This looks quite deeelish, Mandy.
Oh, to live at your house must be wonderful and smell delightful! Xxx
Aaww Kim, you are so very sweet, thank you! Hopefully one day you will be able to experience a few days in our home. Have a beautiful weekend ahead. 🙂 xoxo
Oh aren’t you a darling – thank you for remembering to tell me how you do this. It looks awesome. I might just cook some up for tonight since the refrigerator’s a little bare right now & I love rice for these steamy, hot days we’ve been having.
You are very welcome Diane. 🙂 Enjoy the beautiful warm weather and have a super weekend ahead. 🙂 xo
Looks simple and quite tasty.
Thanks Greg. Have a super weekend. 🙂 xo
I love fried rice, Mandy, and yours here is a tasty one. It’s such an easy dish to prepare, too, making it much more likely for me to fix for dinner. To be honest, it pasta were a bit more difficult to prepare, I doubt I’d eat it nearly as often. 🙂
Making and eating pasta is in your blood John. If ever you feel like something a little different, you can give fried rice a try. Have a super weekend ahead and here’s to you and Max enjoying the most wonderful holiday. 🙂 xo
I’ve never made fried rice before. The kids love it. They eat at their grandparents’ all the time. They are about to move out of town, so it will be a nice treat for me to whip up for the kids every now and again. 🙂
Sorry to hear Mr N and Miss A’s grandparents are moving out of town but how nice that you can give them a favourite from their grandparents home. Have a super weekend ahead Kristy. 🙂 xo
I love fried rice but I don’t make it nearly as much as I should. I guess its the egg part that gets me not in the mood. Don’t know why but I wish you were here to make this for me all the time!
If flights weren’t as expensive as they are Belle, I would be there in a heartbeat! Have a beautiful weekend ahead. 🙂 xo
I love fried rice and I do like to cook it often as I know the kids all love it and they take the leftovers to uni with them. Your version looks like a complete meal xx
Thanks Charlie! Hope the kids approve of this version too. Have a super weekend ahead. 🙂 xo
I LOVE fried rice but I never have time to utilize the recipes I have on them. I definitely want to try yours very soon. Love this Mandy
How lovely that you are inspired to try my version Kay, thank you! Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo
Literrary my daily morning supper….
to make the rice pluffy and the grain is separated, make sure u used cooled rice for making this Nasi Goreng
Thanks Dedy. I usually use the rice cold as it is usually left over from the day before. Have a lovely afternoon. 🙂