5 January 2011

New Years Resolution: write a blog!!!!

It's the New Year, the kids are back to school and I don't have any cooking lessons or catering this week, so it's time to create my first blog. I'm excited and nervous at the same time.  I won't go into details about who I am as you'll find that in the 'who am I section' (seriously!). Let's get straight to the food. I cooked up such a storm of rich traditional food over Xmas that I'm craving easy light dishes rich in healthy vegetables. Last night we had a fabulously simple fried rice packed full of crunchy celery, crisp capsicum, tasty spring onions, tender chicken (from www.the-box.me/), and my one true indulgence in Qatar - fresh free range eggs (expensive but worth it).  Lightly seasoned with garlic, soy sauce and white pepper, it was delicious and made with leftover rice in the fridge, and pre-cooked chicken, it was on the table in 15 minutes. My biggest coup however was that the kids actually ate it. Now that's my idea of an easy meal, so easy I didn't take a photo, I must remember to keep my camera handy. Keep coming back to visit my blog for more tantalising recipes in the coming days, weeks and months...

Easy Fried Rice
(serves 2 adults and 2 kids)
  • 3 cups cooked rice, seperate the grains
  • 1 double chicken breast (about 400 grams), pre-cooked and shredded
  • 2 rashers of bacon, chopped
  • 3 spring onions - sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped finely
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • chopped chillies
  1. Beat the eggs lightly, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a non stick pan over medium heat, add eggs and swirl around until eggs cover the bottom of the pan, cook for a minute until bottom is set and flip eggs over, cook for about half a minute, remove and chop with a knife
  2. Reheat pan and add remaining oil, add bacon and cook for 2 -3 minutes until bacon is cooked, add garlic and spring onions, celery and capsicum, cook for  two minutes
  3. Add rice, soy sauce, and pepper and cook until rice is piping hot, add eggs and cook another minute
  4. Serve topped with chopped chillies if you fancy it spicy



  1. Loved this recipe, it was quick and tasty and the combination of flavours was lovely. We didn't have bacon, which I am sure would have added an amazing extra dimension, but it was delicious without it anyway. The best bit is that my husband cooked it for me!

  2. Delish! this was soooo easy Gill, deff added to the list of usual suspects for a quick tasty meal! thank you.