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)

anotherbloke's picture

This is great for a Monday night to use the leftovers from our Sunday roast. We both loved this one a treat!

sarahah's picture

Very tasty...cooked it last night. Went down a treat with me and hubby - he even asked for seconds. Think next time though I will use 2 eggs for the omelette as one just wasn't enough.

wendyrocks's picture

I found this a really useful recipe to use the basic recipe and add whatever bits of leftover veg that suit a stir-fry. Peppers were very good in it.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was very good and can be adjusted using whatever leftovers are availabe. I used two eggs for the omelette which seemed about right.

natalierachel's picture

Made this last night and it was easy quick and delicious. Used double the amount of curry powder and was just right.

m1ll1e's picture

A quick and easy meal that tasted really good. This will definitely be a regular dinner for us!

ali239's picture

Never guess tomato ketchup in a rice dish would work but it does! I added some red and green peppers too and it was delicious. Yum!

cookingwithmama's picture

Easy and delicious!I used curry paste and also added spring onions, peppers and sugarsnap peas.Will do again.

bfcpaul's picture

A really quick and tasty meal. We've enjoyed it a few times. We sometimes purchase a shop bought pre-cooked chicken breast and use that instead of using leftovers.

alexlindner's picture

Great and very tasty mid-week meal!
I won't bother with the egg next time though

hermionesheldon's picture

Quick easy and delicious! Great leftover meat recipe!

deborah_38's picture

I made this recipe on Monday night as mentioned, was a great way to use up the sunday roast chicken I had left. I did however think that the amount of curry powder was to much so I just used half the amount, plus as another said the water made the egg to thin for a omlette. Overall will cook again, I can always find a satisfying recipe on this site.

amybelle's picture

Nice but I found the omelette was too watery, would make it with milk and 2 eggs next time. Also, I'm veggie so my husband and son had it with the chicken and I had it with some grated cheese on top.

Also one of the quickest meals we've had!

smileysal's picture

very nice although need a bit of extra oomph, may add more curry powder (or use paste) and tom ketchup next time

joankilleen's picture

I was a little sceptical about this. Ketchup with rice? But it works. And what a great way to use up cold roast meat (I had beef)

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mother_ship's picture

Tasty way to use up leftovers, even the kids enjoyed it.

nicky070170's picture

We love this recipe, I've made this whilst away in our touring caravan even with limited cooking facilities, it's always delicious!

clairejprice's picture

Yummy, we all loved this one!!

vaderw's picture

Very tasty, maybe add a bit of citrus juice - orange maybe? I've added this to my weekly 'fallback' meals.


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