I think I have made it pretty clear that I am no culinary genious- however I can throw together a quick tasty meal that both Man and Child will happily devour. This little gem was tried and tested on Friday night and considered a big success in our household- therefore will probably make the regular rotation of after work meals until met with protests that they just can't eat it again :p

5 Minute Fried Rice

Sun Rice 2 Quick Cups Chicken Rice (x2)
250g Shortcut Bacon
1 Bunch spring onions 
1 cup of bean shoots
1 baby tin of baby corn
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1 egg
1 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs olive oil


Heat oil in frying pan on med-high
fry off the spring onions, garlic, ginger for 1 minute
add diced bacon and cook together for 1-2 minutes
whisk egg and add to frying pan (push aside bacon and onions) to cook your omelet. Break up and mix through.
Add corn and bean shoots.
Microwave your rice 2 cups at a time for 1 minute each and then add to pan
Stir until combined and heated through.

Serve. (should serve 4 large-ish serves).

You can add more vegies to this- this is just what we had in the fridge. The verdict was 'pretty tasty- I like it' despite my husband's mocking call of "look out mum's taking shortcuts again" as I was cooking it :-)

Do you have any 5 monute meals that your family just love?

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4 Responses
  1. The good ol' fried rice trick. I do the noodles trick or pasta. My boy likes corned beef stir-fried in pasta or noodles with browned onion, that's all. It's a trick I got from my mum. My son is not too fond of veggies yet other than peas and carrots.

  2. Ai Sakura Says:

    Mmm I love fried rice! Do you like spicy food? Sometimes I add in kimchi for that extra kick heh.. of course not suitable for the kids ;p

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  3. Rhia Says:

    Rhonda- thanks for the tip. I will defintely give that a try. Anything he will eat is a winner these days. Last night he had his cousins at home for a sleepover and as a treat they had chicken nuggets (breast only of course) for dinner- even that was a battle Arrgghhhh.

    Ai, I do love a bit of spice. Next time I may dish MM's up first and then add it in. Thanks for the tip :-)

  4. Melinda Says:

    Yum, I love fried rice! X