We love Chinese food, and our slimming-friendly Fakeaway Fried Rice is an amazing dish whether you’re calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
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How many Calories are in this Fakeaway Fried Rice?
There are 361 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Fakeaway Fried Rice. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Fakeaway Fried Rice suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Dark Soy Sauce
- Oyster Sauce
You could also enjoy this Fakeaway Fried Rice if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Fakeaway Fried Rice?
This Fakeaway Fried Rice has 7 Points per portion. If you wanted to cut the amount of points further by having a smaller portion and serving with some other tasty Fakeaway meals!
How to make Fakeaway Fried Rice
This rice will be ready even quicker than the takeaway could make it! Here’s a summary;
- Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet
- Fry the vegetables in a little Low Calorie Cooking Spray in a frying pan
- Add in the sauces and mix
- Stir in the egg and chicken pieces
- Add the cooked rice, mix and serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Fakeaway Fried Rice?
Any Chinese Fakeaway dishes would work with this recipe, you could even have it on its own with a sauce.
- Mushy Pea Curry
- Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork
- Chinese Chicken and Broccoli
- Salt and Pepper Chicken
- Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Onion
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Fakeaway Fried Rice?
All the ingredients you need for this recipe can be found in your local supermarkets.
If you fancy adding a bit of spice you could try adding a pinch of chilli flakes, or for a real hit of Chinese flavours why not try a little Chinese Five Spice.
Can you cook Fakeaway Fried Rice another way?
This Fakeaway fried Rice is really quick and simple to make using the method below – you can’t cook it using another method.
How do you know when Fakeaway Fried Rice is cooked?
When this recipe is cooked, the rice and vegetables will be tender.
This recipe should take around 15 minutes to cook.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Fakeaway Fried Rice in the fridge?
Freezing and reheating rice is often a concern for a lot of people, and it’s one of the things we get asked about quite frequently.
As we all know you can get food poisoning from eating reheated rice, but, it’s not actually the reheating that can cause issues, it is, in fact, the way that the rice has been stored beforehand where the problem begins.
Without getting too technical uncooked rice can contain spores that are resistant to heat and can survive the cooking process. If cooked rice is left standing at room temperature these spores can grow into bacteria. At this point, the bacteria will be destroyed by reheating the rice thoroughly.
If you intend keeping any leftover rice dishes then you should do the following:
- Cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) then fridge or freeze it immediately. You can split larger portions up into smaller batches to cool quicker.
- Freeze as soon as the rice is cold.
- Reheat and use any leftover rice (stored in the fridge) within one day.
- When you reheat any rice, always check it is steaming hot all the way through.
- Don’t reheat cooked rice more than once.
For more information about reheating rice please take a look at the NHS website.
Can I freeze Fakeaway Fried Rice?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to consider the advice above and to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Fakeaway Fried Rice?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.You can add whatever meat you want to this recipe. You could try beef, pork or even prawns instead of chicken.
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!