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Lucy's special fried rice

I was taught this recipe by Lucy, who looked after Maths Geek and The Naughty Knight for a while when I was still in paid employment.  It is a brilliant recipe for using left over bits and bobs from the fridge. I think it is great with left over roast pork.  Mrs Doubtfire tends to cook the rice and pasta for our meals while I finish putting Princess Baby to bed. Because of his poor skills in judging pasta and rice quantities, I can guarantee that there is usually an excess of cooked rice in the fridge, waiting to be used up. Great. I can cook Lucy's special fried rice.
  • boiled rice - enough for every one's appetite
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • half onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • a sprinkling of chilli flakes or finely sliced fresh chilli if you dare
  • assortment of goodies to put into the rice: e.g. peas, sweetcorn, peppers, carrot, frozen prawns, left over meat etc
  • good splash of soy sauce
  • good dollop of sweet chilli sauce
  • a couple of eggs, beaten
  • a few sprigs of fresh coriander leaves if you have any hanging around
  1. Fry the onion in a little oil until golden brown.  Add the ginger, garlic, chilli, if using, and assortment of goodies that you choose, adding cooked meat towards the end so it does not over cook. Mix well and let it cook till cooked but still crunchy.  
  2. Add the soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce.  
  3. Add the boiled rice and mix well, still cooking over a very low heat.  Add a dash more oil if needed.
  4. In a separate pan, heat a little more vegetable oil and add the beaten eggs. Allow to set a little, move to spread the rest of the uncooked eggs and let cook into a sort of omelette. Take off the heat before it is totally cooked.
  5. Break up the omelette and mix gently into the rice.