Barney's Monday night rice

Barney's Monday night rice

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(65 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 cloves, 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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28th Mar, 2011
Oh and I used two eggs and splash of milk for the omelette!
28th Mar, 2011
Lovely! I used Patak's balti curry paste & pork, rice, peas, ketchup, onion & garlic. Would do again with any leftover meats.
19th Mar, 2011
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!
7th Mar, 2011
Great tasty dinner and good way to use up leftovers
19th Feb, 2011
Me and my 6 year old son love this, i always put extra egg in - yummy
15th Feb, 2011
This is a really tasty dish to use up leftovers. I have cooked it several times to recipe and also with some easy variations. I added prawns instead of meat and it worked really well and if I am cooking rice with peas (Madhur Jaffrey recipe) I make extra as this dispenses with the need to add any more onions or peas to the recipe.
2nd Feb, 2011
Great 'budget' meal. I had leftover goose in the freezer so used that - guess it would work with pretty much any meat or veg. Will definitely make again.
25th Jan, 2011
I added toasted sesame seed oil to the recipe and it was lovely. Very easy recipe and didnt have to leave my kitchen for ingredients.
17th Jan, 2011
Delicious just as it is - enjoyed by all! Cheers Barney!
29th Nov, 2010
Oh this is a great meal for using up leftover meat and rice and making sure you get your veg quota. So healthy but still great. Probably should have put in the right amount of curry powder, but it was still lovely.


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