Tuck into a tasty, filling meal to go
Fried rice with side of bacon
LIKE most of our meals, this fried rice can be made in bulk and stored in meal-sized ziplock bags, ready to be heated by any hungry driver.
We like to add a thick side of bacon to this fried rice because... well, meat is always a positive when cooking for a hungry driver.
■ 4 tbsp oil
■ 3 tsp crushed garlic
■ 1 onion, finely chopped
■ 4 eggs scrambled
■ 250g bacon, chopped or added to the mix or as a side – you choose.
■ 2 cups frozen diced vegetables (to prevent scurvy)
■ 4 cups white or brown rice
■ 1 cup chopped shallots
■ 1 chicken stock cube
■ 2 tbsp oyster sauce ■ 1 tsp sesame oil if you’d like
■ Pepper to taste
Heat about half the oil in a saucepan over high heat until smoking.
Add onion, garlic and bacon.
Cook until bacon is light golden – about 3 minutes.
Add vegetables (frozen will be OK). Cook for two minutes so they defrost and water evaporates.
Add rice and sauce ingredients.
Cook until liquid evaporates.
Move rice to the side of the saucepan.
Add oil into the cleared space, pour in egg then scramble – cook it through properly.
Add shallots then stir the egg into the rice.
Remove from heat and eat or pack for another day.