Yes, Dirty Fried Rice: A combination of fried rice and dirty rice. Chinese and Cajun together to form the best Slimming Fried Rice ever!
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 👍
We’re fans of Asian flavours and combinations, I think we’ve made more Asian dishes than anything.
Food often reminds us of places we’ve been in times past. We had dirty rice whilst on a business trip to the US & it got us thinking… could we combine dirty rice with fried rice? You bet we can!
Technically speaking – this Dirty Fried Rice isn’t “dirty rice” in the traditional sense.
It lacks the chicken livers that dirty rice would usually call for. Feel free to add them, we just didn’t fancy putting them in.
Or you could even check out our Cajun Dirty Rice recipe! Especially if you prefer beef mince to pork.
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What do I need to make this Dirty Fried Rice?
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This recipe is really simple to make, and the majority of it is done in a frying pan.
If you don’t have a decent frying pan, it’s a great investment. You will be able to use it for lots of our recipes!
We recommend one with a lid, like this one on Amazon.
Want to see how you make this Syn Free Dirty Fried Rice? Watch the video!
How many calories is this Dirty Fried Rice recipe?
There are just 265 calories per portion of our Dirty Fried Rice.
Considering that one small foil container of Egg Fried Rice from your local Chinese takeaway can set you back around 680 calories, this is an incredible saving!
Ours is far tastier and more filling too!
How Slimming World friendly is this Dirty Fried Rice recipe?
This Dirty Fried Rice recipe is Syn Free for people following Slimming World!
Don’t forget to serve it with a side of Speed foods if you are following the Food Optimising Plan.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Dirty Fried Rice recipe?
This recipe is 9 Points per portion for people following Weight Watchers.
A pack of Asda Chinese Special Fried Rice clocks up 19 Points, so our Dirty Fried Rice is a great swap!
How do I make this Dirty Fried Rice recipe?
Cook the rice according to the packet instructions, adding the Bayleaf to the water before cooking. Set the rice aside once cooked and allow to cool.
Add the stock cube to the 125ml of boiling water & set aside. We’ll need this at step 5.
Mist a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, then cook the onions, pork mince and bacon until they are nicely browned.
Add the Cajun seasoning and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir and allow to cook for another minute.
Add the celery and stock, stir and cook for a minute.
Stir in the peppers and spring onion. Cook for a minute or two, until they just start to soften.
Finally, stir in the cooked rice, making sure it is all has a nice deep golden colour.
Can I freeze and reheat this Dirty Fried Rice?
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.
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