Barney's Monday night rice

Barney's Monday night rice

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(61 ratings)

Cook: 25 mins - 35 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten with about 2 tbsp water
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    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)
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    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

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    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
    Pork

    Pork

    paw-k

    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…

Method

  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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bethlynne
6th Oct, 2010
5.05
Very tasty and simple to make. Will definitely make again.
splodgemeister
22nd Sep, 2010
2.05
I must have done something wrong because we didn't enjoy this at all! I followed the recipe to the letter and used all the ingredients stated (except for Soy Sauce as I didn't have any) but we found the end product boring and bland. The omelette was too runny and impossible to shred and therefore the "lumps" of egg in the dish were sloppy and watery. Maybe if I was to cook this again (which I doubt I will) I'd experiment with different ingredients and use curry paste instead of powder. Don't let me put you off though...everyone else seems to think this is a winner!!
jiggler69
31st Aug, 2010
5.05
A highly enjoyable meal. Not sure about the cooking times though- had to make rice specially for the 'stir-fry'... that's an awful lot of left over rice you're supposed to have..!
heathermorris
23rd Apr, 2010
A very quick and easy meal. I didn't have any tomato ketchup so used tomato puree instead and it was very tasty.
loujack
21st Apr, 2010
Oh forgot to say, I use a couple of tablespoons of curry paste like balti or tikka masala because I haven't found any curry powder yet.
rachjayne
2nd Apr, 2010
5.05
Great recipe when you are short of time and ingredients. We have had it many times after a roast chicken on the Sunday.
hazelk2909
24th Nov, 2009
5.05
Just made this for me and my partner and it was lovely better than from a chinese takeaway. I used tesco value medium curry powder, tesco value cold cooked chicken, ready made pilau rice and spring onions instead of peas. This was delicious and i will definitely be making more of it in future. Also i used 2 eggs beaten with a dash of milk. My partner loved it and wants another plateful.
abbie123
25th Sep, 2009
had it as a veggie meal , also don't like curry put extra tomato ketchup in, really tasty and quick. This is a brill site. Thanks
lynnebl
22nd Sep, 2009
I loved this so much! Such an odd (some might say 'fusion') mix of ingredients, but so easy and perfect and delicious. Like another reviewer I used madras curry paste, and also beef, instead of chicken, but I imagine any combo is worth a try. Brilliant.
georgeb74
9th Sep, 2009
4.05
Lovely! Made with leftover roast pork which was gorg - tasted like a really good, upmarket chinese!! Agree it needs more curry powder though.

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