Chinese Fried Rice

This browned Butter Honey Garlic Prawn dish feels like a gourmet meal, with half of the effort, maximum taste and all in less than 15 minutes! No marinating required.

Simple ingredients, maximum flavours.


  • 2 cups basmati rice or 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 eggs + salt/pepper
  • 2 ham steaks, finely cubed
  • 1 handful chopped shallots
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (peas, corn, carrots)
  • 3 tbsp peanut oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce


  • Wash your basmati rice
  • Boil a pot of 10 cups of water to the boil
  • In a small bowl crack in two eggs, add a pinch of salt and give a quick mix
  • into a wok on medium heat, add two tablespoons of peanut oil and heat.
  • Add the egg mixture and swirl around the side as though you are making an omelette.
  • once cooked roll up and take off heat and remove
  • Add rice to boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes. test to make sure the rice is cooked.
  • turn heat off the rice water and strain. run under cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • cut ham steaks into very small cubes
  •  chop shallots finely
  • cup of mixed veges ready to place in.
  • chop omelette into small pieces
  • get wok onto medium heat and add 3 tbsp of peanut oil
  • Mix sliced ham into sizzling frypan and mix
  • add all the veges, rice and mix through
  • add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and mix around
  • add chopped shallot and sliced up egg and mix through
  • at this point, if you wanted to add anything else, e.g. prawn, bbq pork, do it now.
  • lower heat and cook until all liquid had gone.