Curried Fried Rice


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Don’t you sometimes feel like something tasty, but cannot be bothered with too much cooking?  Or worse, you got so distracted with chores that you forgot to plan anything for dinner?!  Happens to the best of us!  Take-away food is not so ‘friendly’ with us Celiacs … so here is something quick and easy … Chinese Fried Rice. The ingredients of which are usually all ready available in your fridge, freezer and cupboards.

There is nothing better than a freshly prepared affair … rather than the overly greasy, overly salty one you can get from a Chinese take-out!  Just prepare all the ingredients beforehand and lo and behold … dinner can be served in minutes!

Ingredients

4 cups cooked rice (cold)
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
1/2 cup spring onions, sliced diagonally
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp minced ginger (fresh or the one in jars)
1 tsp Curry powder
1/ tsp Chilli flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup prawns (defrosted)
1/4 tsp ground pepper
2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
1 large egg beaten
1/4 cup toasted cashews
2 tbsp parsley finely chopped

Method

Prepare the ingredients beforehand, chop all the veggies, ensuring that they are all uniform sized.  Set aside, close to your stove.

Heat the wok, add just a bit of oil and throw in the egg and cook like you are making a crepe.  Take it out when ready, and roll it up and slice it into strips. Set aside.

Add half tablespoon of the oil and throw in the carrots and stir fry for 30 seconds.  Follow that with the corn and the peas and keep stir frying for a minute.  Add the minced ginger and curry powder to the veggies and keep on stir frying.  Pour in another tablespoon of oil in the wok and when hot, throw in the rice and the spring onions and stir fry for another 2 minutes, breaking up the rice with the spatula until it is heated through.  Now add the prawns and season with salt and pepper and chilli flakes.  Pour in the soy sauce around the edges of the wok and continue your stir frying.  Finally add the chopped egg crepe and cashews and toss to combine.  Stir in the chopped parsley and serve!

Note – Fried rice is best made with day old rice.  However if it is a last minute decision, you can boil the rice, cool it under running water, spread it out on a tray and place in the fridge till you prepare the other ingredients.

You can add anything that takes your fancy to stir fried rice, like chopped chicken or any left over meat and other veggies you might like.

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