Whip-round-the-fridge rice

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

This recipe is great for using up leftovers. Feel free to bung anything in – it's always delicious

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 489
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 69g
  • sugars 5.3g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 24g
  • salt 2.29g


  • 300g basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped, and 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 25g butter
  • 140g frozen peas
  • 175g leftover cooked chicken, shredded
  • 3-4 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Boil a pan of water, then add the rice. Cook for 8-10 mins until cooked but still firm.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan. Fry the bacon pieces until crisp and tip onto a plate. Add the onion and garlic and fry until soft. Drain the rice then add to the pan with the crispy bacon, butter, frozen peas and chicken. Heat through, stirring all the time until piping hot. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, soy sauce and seasoning, if it needs it, to finish.

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