A great takeaway alternative…the Chinese Fakeaway! Even more tasty but so much healthier, and great for saving the pennies!
Does anyone else think the cost of a takeaway is pretty high nowadays? And I don’t know what it is about Chinese takeaways but they always leave me disappointed. Having two children who can’t eat gluten means that ordering in Chinese is absolutely impossible anyway.
So, as we are watching every.single.penny at the moment our Friday night ‘treat’ is a stir fried rice dish and something to go with it. I was sent Chinese pork ribs from Costcutter and asked to make a family friendly meal with them so what better excuse than to share with you my recipe for special fried rice. With the addition of the tasty ribs and a few ready made treats on the side (although feel free to make your spring rolls) this tastes even better, in my opinion, than ordering in. Plus it is just a fraction of the cost and literally takes minutes. No more waiting for an hour for your takeaway to turn up!
Don’t forget to shop locally, you can easily feed your family with exciting meals and at reasonable prices, no need to travel to a large supermarket when you can get what you need on your doorstep.
So, go for it…no need to get that takeaway menu out, do a Chinese fakeaway of ribs & special fried rice instead.
Chinese Fakeaway : Ribs & Special Fried Rice
- 200g rice
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 100g frozen peas defrosted
- 100g sweetcorn
- 3 spring onions sliced finely
- 100g cooked prawns (optional)
- 200g Beansprouts
- 1 tsp Chinese five spice
- 2 tbsp soy sauce (or Tamari)
- Pinch white pepper
- Sesame oil
- 400g Independent stores Chinese pork ribs
- A few hours before you want to eat this, cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet, drain and cooled down quickly. The best way is to put the rice in a sieve or colander and run cold water over it. Drain and leave in the fridge until you are ready.
- Cook the Chinese ribs according to the instructions.
- You can either make a very thin omelette for effect or you can add the eggs to the mixture when cooking. If making an omelette, heat two teaspoons of sesame oil in a large frying pan and add the eggs, spread out to make a thin omelette and when cooked remove from the pan and slice.
- Add a tablespoon of sesame oil to a hot wok and add the rice and spring onions.
- Toss and stir quickly for a minute and then add the peas, sweetcorn, prawns, beansprouts, chinese five spice, white pepper and soy sauce.
- Stir fry for another three or four minutes until the rest of the ingredients are cooked through and hot. If adding the eggs at this stage, add for the last thirty seconds and stir right through the rice mixture.
- Feel free to add a little more sesame oil if you like a really nutty flavour
- Serve with the cooked Chinese ribs
You can make a very thin omelette and cut into narrow slices and use to top the rice, or, you can add the egg directly to the wok for the last thirty seconds of cooking and stir in. To be honest that’s what I usually do as it saves on the washing up and I’m always looking for the quickest and easy way to get something done. A by product of having a large family I think, he he.
Disclosure: This post has been written in partnership with Costcutter