Dirty Fried Rice | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Yes, Dirty Fried Rice: A combination of fried rice and dirty rice. Chinese and Cajun together to form the best Slimming  Fried Rice ever!

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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!

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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.

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If you’re looking for a more traditional fried rice then check out our Fakeaway Fried Rice. It’s really popular and goes so, so well with our Chinese Chicken Curry!

Dirty Fried Rice | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Or you could even check out our Cajun Dirty Rice recipe! Especially if you prefer beef mince to pork.

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Some of you love this Dirty Fried Rice recipe!

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One of our Instagram followers @student_midwife_sw_journey made this dish and loved it!
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Another of our Instagram followers @robww_sw made this dish and loved it too!

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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!

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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?

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Add the stock cube to the 125ml of boiling water & set aside. We’ll need this at step 5.

Step 3

Mist a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, then cook the onions, pork mince and bacon until they are nicely browned.

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Step 4

Add the Cajun seasoning and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir and allow to cook for another minute.

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Step 5

Add the celery and stock, stir and cook for a minute.

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Step 6

Stir in the peppers and spring onion. Cook for a minute or two, until they just start to soften.

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Step 7

Finally, stir in the cooked rice, making sure it is all has a nice deep golden colour.

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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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Syn Free Dirty Rice

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portion 5 minutes 25 minutes

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265kcal 9

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Zero

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions, adding the Bayleaf to the water before cooking. Set the rice aside once cooked
  2. Add the stock cube to the 125ml of boiling water
  3. Mist a large frying pan with Frylight, then cook the onions, pork mince and bacon until they are nicely browned
  4. Add the Cajun seasoning and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir and allow to cook for another minute
  5. Add the celery and stock, stir and cook for a minute
  6. Stir in the peppers and spring onion. Cook for a minute or two, until they just start to soften
  7. Finally, stir in the cooked rice, making sure it is all has a nice deep golden colour

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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79 Comments
  1. Hi can you taste the celery in this? I hate celery so want to know wether to leave it out 😊 thank you

    1. Hi Marie
      Personally, I don’t think it’s too overpowering, but you could leave it out if you want. Having said that it does add to the flavour of the dish

    1. Hi Pam
      If you take a look at their website you will see that all their chicken is sourced from the finest ethical free range farms.

  2. This looks scrummy! I can’t seem to find the print button .. can you please add? Or give me a clue to find it please 😉

    1. Hi Denise
      The print button is on the line below the number of servings, prep time and cooking time in the recipe card itself

  3. Yummy love it as done last week with pork mince then today with beef mince so tasty. Next one turkey mince mmm lol

  4. We absolutely loved this. It’s not particularly photogenic so please try it. My children adored it and my rice averse husband is converted. Make lots and enjoy it hot or cold for lunch. Yummers!

  5. Easily one of the best sw recipes I have tried, and its so versatile. Made it now with both brown and white rice, with pork mince and with turkey mince. Simple and delicious!

  6. Tried this for the first time this week. Added garlic as had no spring onions. Was lovely thanks for a fabulous recipe 😊

    1. Hi Nicky
      You can put whatever veg you want in really, so just replace them with whichever veg you prefer. Finely chopped carrot is always a good substitue

  7. If you use chicken livers (yes I do like them sorry everyone) is this instead of the mince. I’m not keen on mince funnily enough!

  8. Hi I made this last nigh but used small diced chicken , 5% mince an added abit of garlic too it was amazing. Thank you for all your ideas an recipe s . Love pinch of non .👌😃x

  9. This works amazing with turkey mince, I love it on its own, but does anyone have suggestions of a sauce I could pair it with for a change?

  10. Hi
    This looks delicious and can’t wait to try it.
    But can I ask a stupid question please, what kind of things would you have this with to make it a meal?
    Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Jade
      This is really filling, pretty much a meal in itself. I’d serve with one third of a plate of speed veg too, for a fully food optimised meal. 🙂

  11. I’ve just made this and was worried it would be bland as there is no garlic, chilli or seasoning, but it was delicious. Did need a big slug of Worcestershire Sauce though!

    1. Hi Tracey
      The recipes are a starting point, obviously personal tastes vary hugely, so you can add more or less seasoning as appropriate. You could add garlic/chilli to taste too! 🙂

    1. Hi Debbie
      We’ve had lots of feedback from members of our Facebook group, telling us that they’ve tried it with turkey mince and it works well! 🙂

  12. Omg this is amazing was recommend by a friend as I was getting bored of the same old thing. I loved it exactly what I needed. Xxx

  13. Hi,
    I’ve just tried dirty rice for the first time and it was delicious. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.
    I would love something similar but using prawns, any chance of a new version? I have noted that you’ve recently published a dirty rice with beef, I must now try this too.

    1. Hi Sharon
      If you scroll to the recipe card and change the number of servings, the recipe will automatically recalculate the amounts for you. 🙂

    1. Hi Melanie
      It should be ok in the Actifry, but please check the manufacturers instructions for further clarification. 🙂

  14. I used quorn mince and only a wee bit of veg stock, put a bit smoked paprika as omitted the smoked bacon and was lovely too

  15. I made this last night, absolutely yummy loved by everyone. Changed the veg to suit what we like – a lovely easy meal to make.

    1. Yes you could, but if you’re following Slimming World you will need to check as some brands have a Syn value 🙂

  16. Hey guys,

    We absolutely love this dish and plan to cook it for some friends who are visiting this weekend. Can anyone recommend anything to go with it? Like side dishes etc? Any thoughts and recipes would be much appreciated. Thanks all.

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