Egg fried rice with red peppers

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

A peppery, fiery rice dish that's the perfect compliment to an Thai curry.


  • 1 egg
  • 2tsp sesame oil
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200g (7oz) long-grain rice (uncooked weight) cooked and left to go cold
  • 100g (4oz) red peppers, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2tsp soy sauce
  • Ground white pepper

You can add prawns or ham if you want extra flavour, or try vegetables like corn, carrots, peas and beans. A little grated ginger will give an extra kick.


  1. Beat together the egg and sesame oil.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or frying pan until it's smoking hot. Add the rice and stir-fry for 3-4 mins.
  3. Add the red peppers and spring onions. Stir-fry for 3 mins, moving the rice around the pan. Add the soy sauce and pepper, then separate off to one side of the pan.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the other side and leave for about 10 secs until it begins to set. Swirl the egg around to break it up and then mix with the rice.
  5. Stir-fry for another min, scatter with coriander and serve.

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