Introducing our tasty “Spicy Fried Rice” recipe page, which is designed exclusively for non-Muslims due to the use of pork. Take your traditional English breakfast to new levels with this delicious brunch option. The star of this recipe is the fiery chili paste, which can be made in advance and conveniently stored in the freezer. Imagine how the spicy flavors blend harmoniously with the delicious combination of ingredients in this dish. Whether it’s a leisurely weekend breakfast or a quick weeknight dinner, our spicy fried rice recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
- 2 medium onions
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus some oil for frying the eggs
- 400 g basmati rice, rinsed well
- 12 cocktail sausages or 6 twisted chipolatas, then halved
- 6 slices dry-cured streaky bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 140 g chestnut mushrooms, halved
- 2 red or green chili peppers, deseeded
- 3 cloves garlic, flattened to remove skin
- 6 eggs
- 20g pack of coriander
- Soy sauce and chili sauce for serving
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
- Cut half an onion into thin slices and spread on a baking tray with 1 teaspoon of oil.
- Roast the sliced onions in the oven for 15 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and crispy.
- Place the rice and enough water to cover it with a fingertip in a large pot.
- Bring the rice to a boil, stir once, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove the rice from the heat, cover and let it stand for 10 minutes, then fluff it with a fork.
- Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a frying pan and fry the sausages for a few minutes.
- Add the bacon to the pan and cook for another 5-7 minutes, until the bacon is golden brown and the sausages are cooked through.
- Place the bacon and sausages in a large bowl.
- In the same skillet, fry the mushrooms until golden brown, 3 minutes, then add them to the bowl with the bacon and sausage. Wipe out the pan.
- Place the chiles, garlic, remaining onions and 1 tablespoon oil in a small food processor and blend to form a paste.
- Gently fry the paste, stirring, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
- Add the rice to the pan, stir well, then fold in the meat and mushrooms.
- Add a splash of water and stir everything together.
- Pour the mixture into the tin, cover and keep warm in the oven.
- Heat a thin layer of oil in the wiped frying pan over low heat.
- Crack in as many eggs as the pan can hold and fry them gently, occasionally spooning a little hot oil over them, until cooked to your liking.
- Take the mold out of the oven.
- Roughly chop the coriander and mix it with the rice along with a dash of soy sauce.
- Divide the rice between plates and place an egg on each.
- Depending on your taste, sprinkle more soy sauce and chili sauce on top.
- Distribute the crispy onions on the plates.
Equipment and tools
To prepare this spicy fried rice, you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Large frying pan
- Spatula or wooden spoon
- Medium sized pot
- Small bowl
- Garlic press or knife to crush the garlic cloves
This spicy fried rice contains the following allergens:
- Gluten (from soy sauce)
Please be sure to check the specific ingredients and sauces you use to ensure they are appropriate for your dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers of this spicy fried rice, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the rice in the microwave or heat in a frying pan with a little oil until heated through. Before serving, make sure the rice is piping hot.
Health Benefits of Spicy Fried Rice
The popular spicy fried rice dish not only satisfies your taste buds but also offers several health benefits. Packed with nutritious ingredients like vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains, this flavorful recipe can be a healthy addition to your diet. Let’s look at some of the health benefits associated with the ingredients for spicy fried rice.
Onions are a staple in many recipes due to their versatile flavor and numerous health benefits. They have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers. Onions also contain fiber, which aids digestion and promotes a healthy gut.
2. Basmati rice
Compared to other types of rice, basmati rice has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index. This means energy is released slowly and steadily, leaving you feeling full and satisfied for longer periods. Basmati rice is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins and iron.
3. Lean meat
Using cocktail sausages or chipolatas and dry-cured streaky bacon in this recipe adds protein to your meal. Protein is essential for tissue maintenance and repair, keeping you fuller for longer and supporting muscle growth. Choosing lean meats helps reduce saturated fat intake and contributes to a heart-healthy diet.
4. Chestnut mushrooms
Chestnut mushrooms not only give the dish a hearty note, but also provide important nutrients. They are a good source of protein, fiber and essential minerals such as potassium and selenium. Additionally, mushrooms are low in calories and can contribute to weight control and overall health.
5. Red or green chilies
Red or green chilies not only give the fried rice a spicy note, but also offer health benefits. They contain capsaicin, a compound that can boost metabolism and promote weight loss. Chilies are also rich in vitamins A and C, which have antioxidant properties and support immune function.
Garlic is known for its strong flavor and potential health benefits. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Garlic may also help improve cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and support overall heart health.
Eggs are a rich source of high-quality protein as well as important vitamins and minerals. They contain all nine essential amino acids the body needs and support muscle building and repair. Eggs also provide important nutrients such as vitamin D, choline and selenium, which contribute to brain function and overall health.
With such a nutritious combination of ingredients, spicy fried rice can be a delicious and comforting addition to your diet. Serve with soy sauce and chili sauce for an extra flavor kick and enjoy a filling and healthy meal.