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Chinese Fried Rice

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50g/2oz cooked ham
50g/2oz cooked prawns (shrimp)
3 eggs
5ml/1 tsp salt
2 spring onions (scallions), finely chopped
60ml/4 tbsp vegetable oil
115g/4oz/1 cup green peas, thawed if frozen
15ml/1 tbsp light soy sauce
15ml/1 tbsp Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
450g/1lb/4 cups cooked white long grain rice


Serves: 4


1. Dice the cooked ham finely. Pat the cooked prawns dry on kitchen paper.

2. In a bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt and a few spring onion pieces.

3. Heat about half the oil in a wok, stir-fry the peas, prawns and ham for 1 minute, then add the soy sauce and rice wine or sherry. Transfer to a bowl and keep hot.

4. Heat the remaining oil in the wok and scramble the eggs lightly. Add the rice and stir to make sure that the grains are separate. Add the remaining salt, the remaining spring onions and the prawn mixture. Toss over the heat to mix. Serve hot or cold.

VARIATIONS:- Use cooked chicken or turkey instead of the ham, doubling the quantity if you omit the prawns.

Energy 371Kcal/1552kj; Protein 15.2g; Carbohydrate 38.9g of which sugars 1.5g; Fat 18.4g of which saturates 3.1g; Cholesterol 203mg; Calcium 71mg; Fibre 1.6g; Sodium 997mg

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