quick-and-easy-fried-rice This dish is super, super easy and quick and your kids will love it. Mine do which is a huge endorsement and I would only post it here if they did.

I made this up one night when I was totally disorganised and had no idea what I was going to cook the kids for dinner. They had recently started eating rice and I had bacon and I knew they loved that. So… I pulled together what I had in the fridge and made my own fried rice.

I have also served this to N and he enjoyed it as well. It’s quick and easy for dinner and just as quick and easy for lunch. I made this through the week for the kids and me for lunch.

IMG_9533 Quick and Easy Brown Fried Rice Resize Quick and Easy Fried Rice


  • 1 x Packet Tilda Basmati Microwave Brown Rice
  • 3 x Spring onions (Shallots)
  • 4 x Rashers of Bacon (6 middle bacon rashers)
  • 1 x Egg
  • 1 x handful frozen baby peas
  • 1 x handful of frozen corn kernels
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Salt & pepper for seasoning


Dice the bacon and slice the shallots. Put a little olive oil in your fry pan and when hot enough fry off your bacon and shallots. (keep a few slices of shallot for garnish)

At the same time place your rice in the microwave for 2 minutes to cook. When it’s cooked and your bacon and shallots are fried off, add the rice to the pan.

Stir through and turn the heat down a little so the rice doesn’t burn. Add a little more oil at this stage if you feel the dish needs it.

Add your peas and corn and keep stirring slowly to cook through. After 5 minutes add the egg. If I’m in a huge rush I just crack it straight into the pan and stir through. Ideally I like to beat the egg slightly in a bowl before adding it to the pan. As soon as the egg hits the pan stir it through the rice. Stir a couple of times and turn off the heat.

Serve up. Garnish with a little of the green part of the shallot and enjoy!! IMG_9534 Quick and Easy Brown Fried Rice Resize I have cooked this approx. once a week for the last couple of months and it has been a winner every time. I love that it’s brown rice and the kids enjoy it.  You can always change the veggies around a bit and I even added carrot a couple of times as my kids will eat it. I dice it up and cook it off with the bacon and shallots.

Have fun with it and I hope you all enjoy.

Do you like fried rice? Do you prefer brown rice to white rice like me? Tell me I’m not the only one disorganised when it comes to dinner time?


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    • Jess - A Little Part of the World says

      I love to know how you go. I’ve never been a big fan of rice but I really like this Tilda brown basmati.

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