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Special vegetarian stir-fried rice

Stuck for a quick meal idea? Why not try this heart healthy stir fry that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.

Category: Main meal, Snack/side dish | Serves: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 6 minutes


2 teaspoons sunflower oil

1 carrot, cut into julienne (matchstick) strips

55g (2oz) seeded red pepper, cut into thin strips

2 spring onions, chopped

200g (7oz) cooked hot rice

55g (2oz) frozen peas, thawed

55g (2oz) canned sweetcorn kernels (drained weight)

1-2 teaspoons chilli sauce, or to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

  1. Heat oil in non-stick wok or frying pan over medium-high heat, add carrot, red pepper and spring onions and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add cooked rice, peas and sweetcorn and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add chilli sauce, black pepper and sesame seeds and stir-fry to mix. Serve immediately.

Cook’s tips

  • Use 1 small courgette in place of carrot. Use baby sweetcorn, sliced, or 1 beaten egg in place of sweetcorn kernels.

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