Pepper and egg fried rice recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min
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  • This pepper and egg fried rice is a delicious way of using up leftover cooked rice for a meal in itself, or as an accompaniment in a Chinese meal. Packed with mixed vegetables like red pepper and spring onions, this easy-to-make egg fried rice is so simple you could even get the kids to help you make it. It only takes 20 mins to cook and is a delicious side dish that uses basmati rice which doesn’t get soggy or sticky either. You can even use leftover chicken from your roast if you want a tasty way to reinvent a meal and and create something delicious and speedy.


    • 100g basmati rice, cooked to al dente (approx. 12 mins), then rinsed in cold water
    • 2tbsp sunflower oil
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • Thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
    • 2-3 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
    • 3 pepper halves (different colours), deseeded and diced
    • 1tbsp oyster sauce


    • Heat a little oil in a large frying pan and add the eggs. Swirl around until the egg coats the bottom of the pan, for approx. 1 min. When it is cooked, transfer to a plate.

    • In the same pan, add a little more oil, then add all the vegetables and stir-fry for 4-5 mins on a medium heat until everything is tender.

    • Add the cold rice and stir to heat through, then the oyster sauce and cook for a further minute.

    • Chop the cooked omelette and add to the veggie rice.

    • Serve on warm plates, either as a vegetarian meal or with a Chinese accompaniment.

    Top tip for making Pepper and egg fried rice

    Replace the oyster sauce with hoi sin sauce for a more piquant flavour. Or if you prefer a spicier kick, use sweet chilli sauce, instead

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