Spicy vegetable egg fried rice

Spice up your rice with this easy recipe and feel free to mix things up with different veg

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 305
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 52g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 0.84g


  • 200g basmati rice or 400g/14oz leftover cooked rice
  • 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and grated or very finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 200g Chinese cabbage, finely sliced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce, plus extra for serving, if you like


  1. If making the rice from scratch, cook it following pack instructions, then drain. Mix the chillies and garlic (in a pestle and mortar, if you have one) with a pinch of salt, to make a paste.

  2. Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan on a medium-high heat. Add the carrots and stir-fry for 5 mins until tender. Add the cabbage and chilli paste and cook for 1 min more. Tip in the cooked basmati or leftover rice and stir-fry for 1 min until piping hot.

  3. Push the rice mixture to one side of the pan. Add the eggs to the cleared space and scramble until set. Mix in the onions, peas and soy and stir-fry everything together until the peas are hot.

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