with prawns

Fried rice is often served as a side order with other dishes, but it is a tasty dish in itself if served, as here, with prawns. But just as easily you can substitute pork, chicken, beef or peppers.


2 tbsp vegetable or groundnut oil

3 eggs, lightly beaten

100g prawns (raw, de-veined)

100g smoked bacon, finely chopped, or lardons

3-4 spring onions, finely chopped

150g long grain rice, cooked and chilled

1tsp salt

1 tbsp Hoisin sauce

1 tbsp light soy sauce


1.         In a hot wok, heat 1 tbsp of oil and pour in the eggs. Cook, stirring, until the eggs are lightly set. Remove and set aside.

2.         Add remaining oil and stir-fry the prawns, bacon and spring onions for 2-3 minutes.

3.         Add the rice and the salt, and cook until the rice is warmed through.

4.         Add the Hoisin and light soy sauce.

5.         Fold in the eggs, and serve.

[Serves 2]

NOTE: Chicken, sliced pork or chopped peppers, can be substituted for the prawns.