Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tasty Tuesdays - An Intro and recipe for Special Fried Rice

Hi everyone, Angie here.   Taking my cue from Lauren as always, following on from her regular series of Monday Musings, I would like to present Tasty Tuesdays.  This is my weekly blog post all based on the subject of food.  We all have a relationship with food in whatever form that relationship takes.  I, for one, enjoy the wrong kinds of food and I enjoy them far too much.  But I am trying to change that currently, however I won't bore you with the details of that, at least not today.

Today I would like to introduce you to one of my all time favourite lunches for work which is a healthy take on the popular Chinese takeaway dish, Special Fried Rice.  Special Fried Rice consists of fried rice (no, really?!?) mixed with various vegetables and a mixture of meats.  Most Chinese takeaway restaurants serve many Fried Rice dishes, such as chicken, beef, char sui etc but the Special combines all the meats together and this has to be my favourite dish from a takeaway.  I would say I order it 9 times out of 10 on the occasions we order takeaway which isn't all that often any more, weight issues and the economy being what they are.

However, my weight loss group came up with a new and healthy version which is so surprisingly simple that I would say anyone could make it.  So just for you, here's my recipe but the beauty of this recipe is that any of the ingredients can be switched out if you don't like them and the results will be just as tasty.  But here below is my favourite and most cooked version.

You will need:-

  • 140g cooked rice
  • handful of frozen peas
  • handful of frozen sweetcorn
  • handful of chopped onion
  • handful of sliced mixed peppers
  • chopped ham
  • chopped cooked chicken
  • splash of soy sauce
Combine all ingredients in a wok and heat through

Optional: Beat an egg and mix through


  1. I already know I'm going to like these regular posts. You and I have the same bad relationship with food. I really need to try this rice I keep saying that and I keep not doing it.

    1. You will love it, I promise

    2. I am sure I will! I'll see about getting it on next week's menu :)