Barney's Monday night rice

Barney's Monday night rice

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(74 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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24th Feb, 2018
I found this recipe whilst trying to find a way of using up left over rice, my husband was not convinced when he saw me adding ketchup, curry powder and egg to the mix, however once I served it up we both agreed it was very tasty and we would do again. I used up a courgette instead of peas and following another comment added cashew nuts and used sesame oil.
Dot Cotton
9th Feb, 2018
Very tasty way to use leftover rice & chicken. Bulked it out with stir fried veg. Quite healthy too as I used brown rice. Didn't bother with the omelette just to reduce calorie content. Will definitely make again
10th Dec, 2017
Brilliant for leftover chicken. Very easy too. Definitely recommend.
26th Jun, 2017
Quick and tasty Monday night meal using up roast meat, even my toddler enjoys it!
5th Apr, 2017
Made this recipe to use up some left over pork It was so easy and tasted great. I actually added twice the amount of rice to feed 3 people (500g) and it was still fine without adjusting quantities of the other ingredients.
27th Sep, 2015
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
26th Aug, 2015
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 :)
8th Jan, 2014
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.
12th Nov, 2013
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.
14th Oct, 2013
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.


6th Apr, 2019
Can this be frozen?
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7th Apr, 2019
Thanks for your question. We suggest cooking and eating this on the night to maintain texture and moistness. We also don't recommend reheating cooked rice for an additional time.
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