Fakeaway Fried Rice

  • 10MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 361KCAL

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.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories361
  • Carbs13g
  • Protein11g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars6g

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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 to know in the blurb!

We love a Fakeaway Fried Rice, and we’ve got loads of different rice recipes for you to try!

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 or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Fakeaway Fried Rice?

  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Fakeaway Fried Rice recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Fakeaway Fried Rice recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Fakeaway Fried Rice recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

If you wanted to cut the amount of points further by having a smaller portion and serving with some other tasty Fakeaway meals!

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.

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.

Step 1

Cook the rice according to packet instructions and allow to cool. If you drain the rice and then pour a kettle of boiling water over it the rice will not stick together as much.

Step 2

Mist your wok or frying pan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray.

Step 3

Over a medium heat add the onions and peppers, then cook for a few minutes.

Step 4

Add the peas, sweetcorn and mushrooms and cook until they just start to colour.

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Step 5

Stir in the soy sauce and oyster sauce and allow to cook for another couple of minutes.

Step 6

Add the egg and chicken pieces, mix well.

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Step 7

Stir in the cooked rice and allow to cook, stirring continuously, until it is piping hot.

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Step 8

Stir in some more soy sauce if you want, then serve with curry sauce.

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Any Chinese Fakeaway dishes would work with this recipe, you could even have it on its own with a sauce.

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

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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Fakeaway Fried Rice

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.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 361
  • Carbs 13G
WW Points
  • 10 Green
  • 7 Blue
  • 7 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Tilda Boil in the Bag Basmati Rice we used this because it doesn't clump together at all (125g/1 cup)
  • 1 large Onion brown or red, finely chopped
  • 5 Mushrooms finely sliced
  • 60 g Peas defrosted
  • 60 g Sweetcorn defrosted
  • 1 Red Pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Yellow Pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce optional
  • 2 Eggs made into a thick omelette and chopped
  • 2 Chicken Breasts cooked and diced
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

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Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to packet instructions & allow to cool. If you drain the rice and then pour a kettle of boiling water over it the rice will not stick together as much
  2. Mist your wok or frying pan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray
  3. Over a medium heat add the onions and peppers, then cook for a few minutes
  4. Add the peas, sweetcorn and mushrooms and cook until they just start to colour
  5. Stir in the soy sauce and oyster sauce and allow to cook for another couple of minutes
  6. Add the egg and chicken pieces, mix well
  7. Stir in the cooked rice and allow to cook, stirring continuously, until it is piping hot
  8. Stir in some more soy sauce if you want, then serve with curry sauce

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JoanneTuesday 25th June 2019

I don’t use boil in the bag, just regular basmati, how much do I use for this recipe.
Thank you

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    Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

    Hi Joanne,

    It would work out at around 120g of uncooked basmati rice ????

    Reply

JennyTuesday 9th April 2019

Can you freeze this?

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    CateThursday 11th April 2019

    Yes you can! 🙂

    – Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
    – Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
    – Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
    – Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

    Reply

TinaMonday 25th March 2019

Is brown rice healthier for this dish

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    CateMonday 8th April 2019

    Brown rice is a whole grain so there are is additional fibre and minerals. Use whichever you prefer! 🙂

    Reply

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