This Fully Loaded Special Fried Rice is a colourful dish that is perfect for rustling up at the last minute with most items coming from the freezer.
Here’s my latest recipe for the #PowerOfFrozen campaign from Iceland. In this edition, I was tasked to ‘Cut the Hassle’ by creating a recipe that would save time and effort, without compromising on taste or quality.
I always feel like I’m on a very laid back version of Supermarket Sweep when I create a recipe for Iceland. I get sent some vouchers and then leisurely stroll my local store looking for inspiration, whilst working out what I’m going to make. It was when I saw the frozen rice bags (I didn’t even know you could buy rice already cooked & frozen – what a time saver!) that my plan was hatched. A fully loaded special fried rice ticked all the anti-hassle & uber-tasty boxes.
Oh, and even though I’ve shopped at my local store a few times now, I am still finding new treasures each time I visit. My number one favourite find on this trip were these tubs of frozen spices…
For £1 each I grabbed these two tubs in glee. There are no preservatives or additives in either – just 100% garlic and chilli. They also do tubs of coriander & parsley, and are such a great idea to keep on hand for when you run out of fresh.
And now back to the recipe… I used the veggies straight from the freezer which meant I didn’t need to add any oil as they contained a fair bit of water, however if you prefer you can thaw them all thoroughly first and ad 1-2 tablespoons of oil before adding the veggies. I did defrost the prawns and chargrilled chicken strips overnight although this can be done safely in the microwave.
And if you have any leftovers, this makes a great packed lunch filler for the next day. As soon as it cools thoroughly, pop into lunch boxes and get in the fridge asap. Due to the rice, chicken and prawns be sure to take it out of the house in insulated cool bag with some ice blocks in to keep it safe to eat.
- 3 slices of smoky bacon
- Big handful of chopped onion
- Big handful of mixed peppers
- Sprinkle of chopped chilli and garlic to taste
- 400 g cooked rice defrosted
- 100 g cooked prawns defrosted
- 100 g chargrilled chicken defrosted
- Soy sauce sweet chilli, lime wedges and coriander to sauce to serve
- Chop and fry the bacon until well cooked.
- Add in the onion, peppers, chilli and garlic and stir fry until cooked through.
- Add in the other ingredients and heat through well.
- Serve hot with some soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce added to taste.
Huge thanks as always to Iceland for sponsoring this recipe and helping me to continue bringing you tasty recipes, for free! As always all thoughts are my own.