Whip-round-the-fridge rice

Whip-round-the-fridge rice

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal489
  • fat15g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars5.3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.29g
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Ingredients

  • 300g basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 rashers bacon, chopped
    Bacon

    Bacon

    bay-kon

    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

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 140g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    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

    Chicken

    chik-en

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

  • 3-4 tomatoes, finely chopped
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    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…

Method

  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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heather444
31st Jan, 2017
3.8
A quick and easy meal, great after a Sunday chicken roast. Despite the simple ingredients its very tasty and almost anything would work well in this dish, I added a few mushrooms I had left in the fridge.
CSur
17th Aug, 2016
5.05
A quick and easy meal, great on a Monday after a Sunday chicken roast. Always a hit with the family.
lucyrjones
24th Jan, 2014
5.05
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
17th Jan, 2012
5.05
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
14th Sep, 2011
4.05
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
20th Nov, 2010
5.05
absolutly great, simple healthy food, especially if you have a tight budget.
siobhang
13th Nov, 2010
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
11th Nov, 2010
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
11th Nov, 2010
4.05
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
11th Nov, 2010
jean. this could easily be turned into vegetarian by using meat free chicken style pieces or firm tofu

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