I had left over cooked rice from two days ago. So I decided I needed to make something yummy with it today. I looked online at some recipes to get some ideas and then around my kitchen pantry. Based on what I had on hand, I decided to make it with curry. I always use non stick pans and a little olive oil so this meal is definitely low in fat. I cooked the chicken breast separately and then added it to my portion of rice. So this meal can be completely vegetarian. If I had had some tofu I would have used that instead. Just depends on what your preferences are and your dietary needs. It also doesn’t contain eggs but you can chose to go the traditional fried rice route and use some instead of the chicken breast or tofu. I love it when meals can be adjusted to taste and whatever is in my pantry!
- 2 cups cooked rice -preferably from a day or two before works better.
- 1 generous tbsp curry powder
- 2 1/2 tbsp fish sauce (oyster & soy sauce works well too)
- 100 g pineapple chunks and some reserve juice
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 large red bell pepper diced
- 1/2 tsp olive oil – I used a light spray on the wok only
- Asian hot sauce (optional)
- Dice the onion and bell pepper and set aside. In a small bowl combine the curry powder, fish sauce and about 1/4 cup pineapple juice.
- Heat your wok to medium high and add the olive oil (or spray). Once that is hot enough add the veggies and cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently so the veggies don’t turn too brown or burn. Add the cooked rice and the curry mixture and mix well. Lower the heat and continue to combine until everything is warmed through and the rice has completely absorbed the curry mixture.
If you are using meat, shrimp, eggs or tofu you can first fry these in the wok and then follow with the veggies and the rest of the recipe. It is very easy and tasty! It can easily make 4 small portions but if you are having it as a main meal, which is about half this recipe, it is about 305 calories without any protein. Mot of those calories are from the rice alone. I drizzled some Sriracha hot sauce on top and it was very good! But of course, that is optional if you prefer this mild. Enjoy!