Barney's Monday night rice

Barney's Monday night rice

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(60 ratings)

Cook: 25 mins - 35 mins


Serves 2 - 3
Throw together a tasty supper in less than thirty minutes with the Sunday roast leftovers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal349
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.84g
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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten with about 2 tbsp water



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 heaped tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • a large handful of frozen peas (about 85g/3oz)



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

  • 250g leftover cold cooked rice (any type) or a 250g pouch of ready cooked rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 175g cooked chicken or pork, shredded into strips



    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • a good splash of 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. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a highish heat. Pour in the beaten egg, swoosh it around the pan and leave it to set for a minute. Flip it over like a pancake and let it cook for a minute more on the otherside, then tip it out flat on to a plate.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan. Tip in the onion and sizzle for 3-4 minutes until it’s starting to brown, then stir in the garlic, curry powder and ketchup. Add the peas and cook for a minute or two until they start to defrost. Tip in the rice, cooked meat and a glass of water (100ml/31⁄2fl oz) and cook over a medium heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring as you go, until everything’s piping hot and the rice has taken on the colour of the curry powder.

  3. While your rice is frying, shred the omelette into long strips. Toss the omelette and soy sauce through the rice and cook for a moment more. Scoop the rice on to plates straight from the pan and serve with extra soy sauce for sprinkling over.

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Comments (67)

yummymummy43's picture

We ate this tonight and the whole family loved it. I usually cook in our house, but this was so easy OH took over the cooking and the kids said it was their favourite meal from the whole week. Great family recipe that I know we'll be having in our home over and over again

ctbdory1's picture

This a lovely easy recipe. We usually have it on a Monday after a roast on Sunday. I usually mix some a TBS of tomato puree mixed with a DSP of maple syrup instead of the Tommy K to make it healthier :)

sabbsa's picture

Loved this. For the omelette, I followed exactly, but instead of flipped, I put it under the grill. Does the same thing, but makes it really easy to manage when it's that thin.

elleme's picture

Really nice simple leftovers recipe, and adaptable. I used toasted sesame oil and used some sweetcorn and cooked finely sliced runner beans instead of peas, which I didn't have. I used a bit less cooked chicken as the portion was already pretty big.

I can imagine this also working quite well as a veggie version without the meat but with toasted cashew nuts thrown in.

topcat554's picture

This was so simple yet so delicious. Easy to make, easy on the purse, easily feeds 2 adults. One word of caution, know the strength of your curry powder - I only needed a teaspoon of mine, a tablespoon would have left the dish inedible.

cemiddlebrook's picture

This really was delicious! The only thing we did differently was using milk instead of water to mix with the egg, as we thought it would end up too watery. Will definitely make this again!

hazelk2909's picture

just finished eating this and it was really nice much better than rice from the chinese takeaway. i used spring onions and mushrooms instead of peas and onion. i also used medium curry powder and two eggs mixed with a dash of milk. yummy

nedflanders's picture

Poor selection of ingredients. I wouldn't cook this again.

cc-offe's picture

Yummy, great way to use up leftovers.

gfmcmillan's picture

Very nice mid week meal. I used up some leftover rice from a previous meal

angiec_33's picture

Surprisingly tasty. Didn't have basic curry powder so had to use a tandoori powder but I'm sure it doesn't make a lot of difference!

nuttygirl16's picture

Excellent recipe, very quick and very tasty. Would just use scrambled egg next time for ease.

slinky_malinki's picture

Made this for tea tonight - it's just as good as the chicken fried rice that you can get at the Chinese and it's really simple to make. We will definately make this again... was lush!

babyblade's picture

I love roast chicken and as a result I love recipes to use the leftover meat, and this recipe has gone right to the top of the pile.

Cooked it last night and it was scrummy - kinda Singapore Noodle (egg, curry + soy sauce) but with rice rather than the noodles, and slightly more curried, but that could be because I added 2tbsp of the curry powder by mistake - whoops.

SO quick, SO easy and SO tasty. 10/10.

elleme's picture

My local takeaway does singapore rice as well as noodle, so it's really similar!

mandymillar's picture

Made this for the first time on monday didn't think it would taste so good went down a treat with my husband will be making again soon

clareyb's picture

I've made this a couple of times and clearly hadn't read the recipe properly as I hadn't realised that it suggests adding water to the egg. Pretty sure that it would add nothing to the recipe though, which is perfect for a quick midweek meal and is mild enough to suit all members of the family.

stellababe's picture

Oh and I used two eggs and splash of milk for the omelette!

stellababe's picture

Lovely! I used Patak's balti curry paste & pork, rice, peas, ketchup, onion & garlic. Would do again with any leftover meats.

inathalie's picture

I've done it, very easy to make and quick.
I used two eggs and a splash of milk instead of one egg and water. I've also omitted peas. However, it turned out excellent, will surely make it again!


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