We like a bit of take away at times. We avoid it as we can but once in a while we just weaken and get it in.
Having said that. Today I proved yet again that it cheaper and easier to make your own.
Made a batch of fried rice, lots of veggies, spring onions, some leftover chicken and a bit of bacon. Add some fish sauce, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce and fresh herbs from the garden and frozen rice from the freezer (works better with frozen rice)
Easy as and took me 30 minutes to cook which is faster than I could dial up takeaway and pick it up and get back with it for the family and lot cheaper. Lots to eat for all and lunch for tomorrow. Our little girl loves it and we know what is in it.
So why do we buy take away rather than make our own. Some of it is laziness/tired at the end of week/just not thinking.
So in future will we do the right thing yes… probably if I am not to tired or lazy
- A bunch of spring onions
- Left over chicken from roast
- 5 bacon rashes
- 3 cups of rice made up in rice maker
- A cup of frozen peas
- A cup of frozen corn kernels
- ½ cup of julienned carrots
- Ginger and garlic to taste (I use a lot)
- Oyster sauce about 4 tables spoons
- Fish sauce to taste
- Soya sauce about 4 tablespoons
- Chilli to taste
- Sesame oil
- 2 eggs whisked with two tablespoons of water.
- Finely chopped tai basil and Vietnamese mint.
Dice spring onions, chicken and bacon pan fry in a little oil in a non stick pan. Microwave the veggies in some water for about 5 minutes till just cooked then drain and add to the mix. Finely chop the ginger and garlic and add.
Put in rice add all sauces except the sesame oil and stir through over a medium heat. Add chilli to taste.
Make a hole in the middle of the rice and add the eggs as they harden to omelette type consistency and then stir through.
Turn off heat and add a little sesame oil. Serve in bowls and add fresh herbs to taste.