Whip-round-the-fridge rice

Whip-round-the-fridge rice

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Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This recipe is great for using up leftovers. Feel free to bung anything in - it's always delicious

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal489
  • fat15g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars5.3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.29g
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  • 300g basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 rashers bacon, chopped



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped, and 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 140g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 175g leftover cooked chicken, shredded



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 3-4 tomatoes, finely chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…


  1. Boil a pan of water, then add the rice. Cook for 8-10 mins until cooked but still firm.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan. Fry the bacon pieces until crisp and tip onto a plate. Add the onion and garlic and fry until soft. Drain the rice then add to the pan with the crispy bacon, butter, frozen peas and chicken. Heat through, stirring all the time until piping hot. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, soy sauce and seasoning, if it needs it, to finish.

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Comments (12)

CSur's picture

A quick and easy meal, great on a Monday after a Sunday chicken roast. Always a hit with the family.

lucyrjones's picture

Such an easy dish to make, never fails. It's much tastier than you'd think from the simple ingredients - they go together so well.

godslandj's picture

This was delicious; my 7 year old ate it all up which is always a bonus. I made half and this happily fed 3. I added a bit more bacon but a great way to use up leftover brown meat from a chicken (I've got very bored of pie or curry)

marguerite_caunt's picture

Very nice. I didn't use oil to fry the bacon - just let the fat render (much lighter and healthier). Next time will add some snipped herbs and a bit of chilli powder.

supermama123's picture

absolutly great, simple healthy food, especially if you have a tight budget.

siobhang's picture

This is an old favourite of mine, too. Never tried fish sauce though, sounds like a great idea. I find peas fry up nicer straight from frozen than boiling them separately!

geraldinecam's picture

I call this type of dish a "Gerry's Bitza" or a "Cambridge Special"
It is different every time but always goes down well.

marionkozlen's picture

Hi, I too have been making this for years, but usually add some raisins or dried apricot chopped small, also always add a handful of peanuts, adds a nice crunch....

grandmagrandad's picture

jean. this could easily be turned into vegetarian by using meat free chicken style pieces or firm tofu

brianaw's picture

Consider replacing the butter with a small amount of fish sauce (as someone else mentioned) to give it a more Asian flavour.

happyhappygirl's picture

ive been doing this sort of recipe for years.as you said,it always tastes good.i have always called "it throw it all in"!

coolruth's picture

Really yummy! A real staple because it can be just thrown together at the last minute!! It is also nice with a tablespoon of Thai fish sauce too!

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